Hey, hey, hey~!
Today I’m going to start explaining how I made my extra mini diorama (1/64 scale) using Sylvanian Families mini series.
Before I start, I should probably show you the whole scene I made…
Here it is! I made a scene inside of IKEA’s FLISAT doll house!
And here’s what it looks like closer.
Before I start babbling about how I made this, let me show you a couple of the photos I took of this scene.
“Here we go!”
FYI, this car is also a mini series item. I love it so much!
Somehow I just adore this very toy plastic-y look of these miniatures.
Okay now, let me begin explaining my crafting process.
For the back board, I used a foam board, and painted it light blue with some clouds. I’m not much of a painter, so I didn’t dare try for more details for the background.
The mountains on the backboard were created on a separate sheet of foam board. I first drew some mountain lines.
Then I cut along the outline.
I sliced off some of the sharp edges.
And sanded the mountains to give them a 3D look. If you’re wondering, I used 5mm thick foam board here.
I painted my mountains with some acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry, I coated the surface with some clear drying glue.
And quickly sprinkled flack powder.
I used a couple of different shades here to add some depth.
Once the glue was dry, I dabbed the surface with a mixture of water and clear drying glue (5:1) as a sealant.
Before the sealant was dry, I lightly sprinkled colored powder (for diorama) to give it some flower field look to some parts of the mountains. Once everything is dry, the mountains are ready to be attached to the main back board.
Can you see the mountains in the back? It’s subtle, but makes a pretty big difference in the scene.
Alright, I think this article has gotten quite long. See you next time!