Before I update you on Ballerina Cottage I have to say thank you to Deb of Zur Designs for featuring Sprinkled With Love Dollhouse on her blog.
Thanks so much Deb! Ballerina Cottage got it's coat of concrete.
I just butter it on...
Then I used a brush with 3 teeth and pulled it through the concrete while it's wet and I get a design.
After all the sides were done I started painting.
I used a golden brown. It's a little bright right now. I will do some aging later on.
Inside, I added some little details.
The dresses are from the scrapbook section in the craft store. I printed out some pictures and photos from the internet using the contact sheet setting on the printer. It shrinks things down to a good size.
I used varnish on the photos for a glossy finish.
I also put this teacup with some old tea and a teabag like the ballerina left it there a couple days ago and hasn't had time to clean it up. I just used some water based stain and let it dry in there. It kind of looks like chocolate. But I think if you left your teabag in a cup for a couple of days it would look this dark. There's a ballet book, a ballet program and a ballet instructor application next to the cup. Our ballerina is thinking about teaching ballet!