A few years ago I stumbled across a process for making very realistic stained glass windows for dollhouses and miniatures. These windows are 1:12 scale and fit in standard size components, such as Houseworks window frames. It’s a very time consuming process but the results are worth it!
I’ve been working on this 1:12 scale enamel top table for a few weeks. I painted with with Testors white gloss enamel spray paint, and that added a considerable amount of dry time to the project. The coverage wasn’t great either. Next time, I’ll stick with standard white spray paint and a gloss finish.
The table is made from basswood and cardstock was used for the detail around the legs. Mat board could be substituted for the basswood. The legs are made from two diameters of aluminum tubing. I found this at Hobby Lobby in the aisle with model making supplies. I cut out the red detail from glossy 651 vinyl using my silhouette cameo and applied it to the top. You can feel the raised edge of the vinyl, but it’s not noticeable when looking at the piece so I probably won’t add any sort of clear sealer.
I spent a lot of time debating the color and design for the detail on the table top. I just went with something so I wouldn’t keep changing my mind. It’s a bit out of scale but I think it looks fine. I followed this tutorial from Kris at 1 Inch Minis to create this piece. It was simple, but a bit time consuming.
I’ve been working on a pattern for a 1:12 scale console radio. It’s made from mat board, cardstock and wooden stair spindles for legs. Now that I have a pattern I like, I’ll probably remake it in basswood so it can be stained, and the details will look more in scale.
I made this light box as a nursery gift for a friend. It’s inspired by one of my favorite childhood books, Where the Wild Things Are.
I designed each layer in Illustrator and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo. It’s cut from layers of 140 lb watercolor paper spaced with strips of foam core board. The layers are assembled together in a 10×10 shadow box. LED strip lights are used to illuminate it.
I made this vintage style kitchen stool out of cardstock and matboard. Read More »
I love the magical glow of light boxes made from intricate paper layers placed in a shadow box or deep frame. I made a Harry Potter inspired version with 140 lb watercolor paper. Read More »
Growing up, my favorite thing about Christmas was my grandmothers cardboard Christmas houses known as “putz houses”. I’ve been working on a few chipboard Christmas villages for myself this year. My favorite features midcentury modern (MCM) style houses. The MCM houses look perfect with tacky bead and tinsel trim, pastel trees and baubles.Read More »