My newest dollhouse commission is for Cami. And the name says it all- a "Tranquil Nordic Retreat" which will be with the Shabby Chic Dollhouse as a base.
If you want to buy the book to show you how to build the Shabby Chic Dollhouse you can get it directly from the publisher Blurbs or from my Etsy shop Cinderella Moments.
I put all four walls together with the floor and framed the 2 side windows.
Then I used DAP's Joint Compound (bought mine at Lowe's)as my plaster. To spread it on the wall I used an artist's angled spatula. It's in the oil paint section at the craft stores.
Once the plaster is on the wall, I smooth it as much as I can by dipping my spatula into a glass of water. Then glide the straight edge of the spatula over the plaster until you have smoothed it as much as you can. If you want a museum smooth finish just use a very gentle grit sand paper. But for this Nordic look I will need it to be just a little rustic. So smoothing it down with a wet spatula will give me the perfect look.
I also did the back wall the same way. Sometimes I draw lines in the wet plaster to make fancy panels. But this house will need to have these 2 walls stay simple.