If until now, I had not ventured me to make a dollhouse, it was because my studio is also a bedroom, so my work space is very small and I cannot use bulky tools or raise a lot of dust.
¿El resultado? Pues estoy bastante contenta, la estructura es sólida, firme y pesa mucho menos que si fuera íntegramente de MDF.
The result? Well, I'm pretty happy, the structure is solid, firm and weighs much less than if it was entirely made of MDF.
First of all, I did the spiral staircase because it sets the height of the second floor. You have the full tutorial visiting this page.
esta página podéis ver el proceso completo.
Then I made a fireplace with some beads and foam board. On this page you can see the all process
Before joining the boards, I covered the wall of the fireplace with green paper. I also covered the left wall and the floor with wood.
I have cut a corner of the second floor board to place the spiral staircase.
I have assembled the four MDF boards with bruschetta sticks
After staining the floor downstairs, I've painted white and stripping using wax.
The ceiling of the ground floor is lined with wood beams and bears.
I made the front of the house with foam a board with the holes of the door and window.
Este panel es de cartón pluma forrado de madera, y la cristalera es de acetato. Por un lado le he dado cola para darle apariencia esmerilada (este recurso lo he aprendido de Lea Frisoni) y he pintado las líneas del emplomado con pintura en relieve por los dos lados. Cuando ha secado he pintado con pinturas para vitral por la cara que no tenía cola.
I made a partition panel for separating the entrance of the house from the kitchen.
This foam board panel is lined with wood, and the glass is acetate. On one side I've applied transparent glue to give frosted glass appearance (I learned this resource from Lea Frisoni) and I painted the lines with fake lead paint on the two sides. When it was dried I painted with stained glass paints on the side without glue.
La estructura del tejado está hecha también de cartón pluma de 1 cm de grosor, forrado de madera y también lleva unas vigas.
Upstairs, the façade with the window is also made with foam board 1cm thick, inside, the walls are covered with paper and wood.
The roof structure is foam board too.
I have made a rustic sink for the kitchen whose tutorial is here.
En la chimenea he puesto unas luces especiales para imitar la iluminación de fuego, y sobre la chimenea una lámpara hecha con un bote de cristal y una puntilla.
On the rustic sink, there is a lamp made with jewelry beads. Inside the fireplace there are three special LEDs that imitate the effect of fire. On the mantel there is a lamp made with a little glass jar and a lace.
Dounstairs there is a ceiling lamp made with some LEDs, wire, paper...
en este enlace.
The ceiling lamp upstairs was bought time ago, and on the table there is a nother desk lamp made with a jar.
The cables go over the façade and the roof to one side, where there is a foam board structure (that it will be the chimney) to hide the bateries.
Before gluing door and windows, I have covered the exterior walls with wood boards, and the sides with pieces of egg carton. I have painted then with sponge and them I have filled the space with plastic wall putty.
The wood façade is painted using a lot of colours and a patina with white. When it was dry I glued door and windows.
To make the slate roof, I've covered a sheet of watercolor paper with plastic putty, and I applied acrylic varnish to avoid crumbs. Then I cut strips with irregularly shaped slate plates.
En las cumbreras he rematado con una tira de estaño pintada como si fuera zinc.
I have glued the strips from down to up. When I have finish I applied acrylic varnish and talc powders.
A sheet of tin painted as cink cover the ridges
Inside I have made some elements, an armchair, two rugs, a bed, a side table, and electric stove with paper clay, etc
Dimensions: base 30 x 24 cm, total height 42 cm, first floor height: 22 cm
Muchísimas gracias amigos :-*
I hope you liked it, and I hope you feel encouraged to make your own dollhouse too. It is not difficult, although a it is bit tiresome (the facade of stones, wood, tiles ...)
Thank you friends! :-*