Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Heavenly Cottage Custom Dollhouse 1/12 Scale

I made a little house. Just one room inside. And a covered porch for good measure!
This house is 15 1/4" deep x 12 1/2" across x 16 1/4" tall. 
Inside is 13 3/4" tall x 10" across x 11" deep.
 The outside has bricks and plaster with a stone foundation under the porch.
 Flowers and vines are linked on my "Resources" page.
 For this house I chose a screen door. I found it at Hobby Lobby and waited to use it on the perfect project.
 It has such nice details.  I made the door knobs with beads I painted with white nail polish.

 The porch roof is covered with ridged cardboard. You can find this in the scrapbook section. It's painted grey, silver, highlighted with white and aged with brown ink.

 Here you see the plaster/brick detail. 

 Inside is a nice open space. It's feminine yet very neutral with grey tones and white.
 I made a big gold chandelier.  It has real glass beads.
 This french paneling wall is done by layering paint and white glue. Then aged with brown ink pads. You can use a brush to get the ink into those tight corners.

 The wallpaper has pale pink roses. 
 I tried out furniture in there just to see what it would look like. 
This is the furniture from Founder's Lane Cottage which is available here: https://www.etsy.com/cinderellamoments/listing/702347786/founders-lane-cottage-custom-dollhouse?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1566342280853
This dollhouse is available in my Etsy shop www.cinderellamoments.etsy.com: https://www.etsy.com/cinderellamoments/listing/730436365/heavenly-cottage-custom-dollhouse-with?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1566343366264
Until next time!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Lost in a Fairytale Part 6 Finished Dollhouse

Lost in a Fairytale Dollhouse is finished and furnished.
 Can you imagine walking through a forest an finding this cottage at the end of a path. 
 The exterior is covered by concrete and plaster with pine shingles. 

 The aging is done with brown ink pads. You can use the ink pads themselves directly on the house or you can use paintbrushes. 
 You can find the links for the greenery,  flowers, concrete, plaster etc... on my resources page above.
 I worked with miniatures.com and one of the items I got from them was this trim piece.  It's a little extra detail that really adds so much character to this part of the wall.  Here is where you can get this trim: https://www.miniatures.com/Bellflower-Moulding--P26984.aspx
 This cute door also came from miniatures.com.  Here's the link for it: https://www.miniatures.com/Crossbuck-Dutch-Door-P17508.aspx

 The straw roof is coconut liners you use in hanging plant baskets. It's easy to cut and much less messy than coconut fibers.

 I think this door really gives so much charm to the entry. It's straight out of a storybook. 
 The fantastic corbel brackets on either side of the door came from miniatures.com.  Here's the link for those: https://www.miniatures.com/Pair-of-Acanthus-Leaf-Corbel-Brackets-P27837.aspx Painting them brown gave them a totally different look.  It made the doorway look very cozy and complete. 
 Here's the pot from the previous post's tutorial  The little pots are from miniatures.comhttps://www.miniatures.com/Seven-Assorted-Fancy-Planters-P25036.aspx

 The interior is furnished. I made a lot of the furniture from scratch.
 I decided to do the kitchen's ceiling a little different. I used hot glue on cardboard to make this tin ceiling.
 This house has larger floor boards. I think it looks more rustic. These are the jumbo Popsicle sticks.
 On the kitchen wall those horizontal boards are birch siding. 

 The white beadboard is ridged cardboard from the scrapbook area of your local craft store.

 I use hairspray to hold my curtains in the exact way I want them.  It holds the pleats and folds and also makes the curtains hang properly like they would in real life.
 You can see the twirly spiral stairs.  They are painted brown.  And also the chair from my tutorial here: http://www.cinderellamoments.com/2019/07/lost-in-fairytale-part-4-chair-tutorial.html
This chair was a gift from miniatures.com and you can buy it here: https://www.miniatures.com/Oak-Ladderback-Chair-P18053.aspx
 I also have a tutorial for this little bench here: http://www.cinderellamoments.com/2016/06/dollhouse-miniature-primitive-bench.html
 I make the houses out of air dry clay.  The rug is canvas painted with acrylic paints.

I hope you had a good time following the series of building this cottage.  If you would like more info on building a house like this my PDF will help. You can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150474399/pdf-building-a-fairytale-cottage or here https://www.blurb.com/b/4283424-building-a-fairytale-cottage-dollhouse
Happy creating!