Sunday, September 30, 2012
All of the above labels can be right clicked on and Save -in your picture files. Open them up and view as to how much you have to shrink them down. I have Windows picture gallery. I save and open and then select print. It opens to what size you might want. You can choose and view how big the print will be before actually printing. Usually I select the 35 on a 8xll sheet or the 4 3x5. It shrinks it down for you automatically. Print out on paper or card stock. These are all off the internet from various printable sites. I did not create any of them.
These will be used in a forthcoming How-To.
The mirror has a face etched onto it, the purple wooden dresser has drawers that open up and can hold things. The letters are raised and engraved into the wood.
The skeleton is from yesterdays blog hanging out at this wonderfully detailed spiderweb table.
These wonderful kits and many more can be purchased at www.michellesminiatures.com
She is always at the Philadelphia Miniaturia Show in Philadelphia, Pa in November. Most of her kits at the show are made up and just seeing them you want them all. All the kits are very accurate and no cutting or sanding was necessary. I enjoyed the detail of these kits, laser cutting has brought miniatures to a hole new level. There is always a line and a whole lot of people at her table. Even though she brings a lot of stock, try to go to her table first to get items before they are sold out.
She does a lot of different scales in the same design so every one can be Happy!
|Fall is finally here. My favorite time of year. We had our first frost last week and the leaves are turning very quickly.|
This is a mini How to on changing the position of the arms and legs on the plastic skeltons in the Dollar store right now.
Here is an idea for miniature , even though this one is from larger than life. I found this on Pinterest. It could be adapted in miniature using the plastic skeltons and heating up their arms. Really cute.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
|If you right click on this picture you can save it to your picture file and then print it out for a sign. Glue onto cardboard .|
|Side view of the trick or treater|
|Close up of the feet with tread tied in a bow for shoe strings|
Treat bags for gifts or candy. Right click and save to picture file. Print on a card stock for extra support. Fold on lines and glue.
To make a form for the ghost, attach a pipe cleaner into a small Styrofoam ball with glue. Into the Styrofoam ball insert a toothpick for the nose. Cut off desired size and using an emery board to round off. Decide on the height wanted for you little person and attach another pipe cleaner that has been folded in half for the legs to the head section. Fold another pipe cleaner in half and use for the arms. Cut after placing and wrapping around the body section. The hands or mitts are formed by looping the ends.
Make tubes of the material desired for the pants and attach now to the bottoms of the legs. Tubes made using Fabritack glue. This glue drys fast and is clear. Now cut the legs to the height you want and glue into shoes which have been painted desired color. To keep the ghost easy to work with I work on top of Styrofoam and stick the pipe cleaner with the shoes into it. When all is dry I cut the bottom pipe cleaner sticking out of the shoe. Tie a bow from string or thread and attach as a tie for the shoe.
The white cover is a circle cut larger than needed and attach the center of the circle to the head with a little glue. Now drape and create small darts around the head. When happy tie a piece of string around to form the neck. Drape the rest around and over the hands. You will have drapes and folds. Cut the length to just about where the knees would be, to still see the shoes and pants. Glue google eyes or black dots punched from black scrapbook paper.
The candy is cut from adds from the paper. I like the small Monthly savings book from Walmart. The pictures in it are already the size needed. Right now its all about candy in all the adds. Cut your pictures out and glue to card stock. Arrange in pumpkin or treat bags, building the bottom up with tissue paper. This same principle can be used for batman or other super heros using black or red cloth.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
|These are tiny cupcakes I made from a very easy mold that you can make as well.|
|Close up of connectors and the design|
|Knead Fimo until very soft. Roll into a coil and push very hard into the already baked mold to get the ridges in the clay. The ball on the end of the mold is put on top to get the mounded look on the cupcake.|
|Bake cupcakes 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and then quickly remove from the mold. You are baking and softening the mold again so it has to harden back up.|
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
|I found 6 total sets with 6 varieties inside|
This is a possibility project. See if you see it. A tiny Jr. juice box, the top of a gumball container for a dryer lid, and the bottom to be used for the bottom of the dryer chair. Do you see it? A future How To project.
|Miniaturists do the impossible!!!!!~|
Any one with a Dog knows what I'm talking about on this!
|11 of the 12 available of Hood Dogs|
|Incredible detail of these Dogs|
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
|I like this sunset, reminds me of an Eastern Sunset|