Miniature Stained Glass

windows
Late afternoon light filtering through the panes.

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!

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Enamel Top Table

1:12 Scale Enamel Top Table

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.

1:12 Scale Enamel Top Table
Table top detail

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.

1:12 Scale Console Radio

1:12 Scale Console Radio
1930’s style console radio made in miniature.

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.

Where the Wild Things Are Light Box

Where The Wild Things Are Paper Cut Light Box

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.