|Shabby Chic dresser from 10 match boxes in 1/12" scale|
|Back of dresser|
|Right side of dresser|
|Left side of dresser|
Most of the paper used came from Kirby Teesdale Studio Designs
in Mini Prints book found at Hobby Lobby. Mini and in pinks and greens and lots of roses.
You will need 10 mini match boxes found at Dollar Tree for $1.00. Remove matches and keep in a safe place for mini lumber or maybe a log cabin in the toy category.
|I lined the inside and the front of the box, now called a drawer. The pigment is applied around the drawer fronts and inside all around the matchbox where the drawer inserts inside.|
I enjoyed this project so much that I did the stair case risers for my Daisy Hill Shabby Chic
dollhouse. Most of the papers are scrapbook leftovers from other projects.
The inspiration for the chest project came from Laura Carson of Artful Musing, a creator for Alpha Stamps. You tube has the very detailed and lengthy tutorial for a chest like this
and many other items made with books that any miniaturist could use. A lot of finish techniques that would be nice to know. She is a very talented lady and I enjoyed watching all her tutorials. You Tube and search for Laura Carson.
Another site on the Internet in case you have never heard of Katherine Browning Miniature Museum in Maysville, Kentucky. Search it on You Tube they have a wonderful video of the Collection including Princess Dianna's Childhood home Spencer house.
If you like wonderfully made furniture and patterns www.littlearchitecture.com
They make and sell, and have tutorials on this site.
www.cinderellamoments.com Farmhouse cottage tutorials and a lot of pretty pictures for inspiration.
If you like Fairy Garden Houses this next one will blow you away. Search on You Tube for Creative Mom This woman is a set designer and makes things out of nothing. She is fantastic! See her many tutorials on how to make fairy houses from jars, 2 liter bottles, foil and a glue gun. She lights them as well.
Very professionally done videos and the end results are unbelievable. I enjoyed watching and learning from all her videos. As you scan wait for the one that says clay from toilet paper.
This is what she makes and uses in all her projects. It is a air dry clay just like paper clay, and a whole lot cheaper and does not get the lines in the surface when it drys.