Friday, January 30, 2015

A Whole Day to Play Leads to Major Progress

 I used diluted acrylic stain to age the plaster and then, instead of the included exterior trim, I used mini tiles (a gift from my very thoughtful husband) to trim the doors and windows.
 The doors are all blue - French Blue to be exact. How appropriate!
 The previous owner of this kit had purchased all of the plastic "wrought iron." I painted all the white pieces black to give my house the look I wanted. The bay window roof is copper with a patina.
 All that's left on the outside is the chimney and roof. What a difference a day makes!
I know that a lot of miniaturists do not put dolls/figures in their scenes because it takes away from the illusion. I fall strongly in the other camp. Almost all of my houses have people - most made by me but some from other artists and a few resin or other manufactured dolls. These are Houseworks dolls. As soon as I saw Joy, the pregnant mama here, I knew I had to have her. She and Joe, little Jamie, and soon to be sibling, look quite happy that their home is nearing completion. It's hard enough to get their toddler to nap on a good day but the construction has really disrupted her schedule. :-)


PILAR6373 said...

Me encanta el color de las puertas y ventanas en contraste con el blanco envejecido de paredes y forja negra,la idea de los pequeños azulejos,muy acertada!!!!
Avanzas muy rápidamente.Me encanta la familia que la habita.

Giac said...

Hello De,
The exterior is lovely. Greta detail work. I have always been camp realism, but as of late I am considering saving up and investing in realistic day! They add a lot of life to a scene.
Big hug,

Lucille said...

You did a lot of good work. The house looks great.