Tutorial: Lion Fountain

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   This was one of my earlier crafts made when I was experimenting with things I could do with foam board.  I know that it's not hard to find these lion fountains sold as dollhouse miniatures, but back then I didn't know that.  Good thing about making your own fountain is of course that you can make it the exact shape, color, and…

Building your own shop – moldings and panels

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   Although I'm not too happy with the job I've done, I have received some requests as to how I made my Gretel's Cakes shop in my Diorama.  This was the first shop I'd ever made for my dolls.  It's mostly made out of 5mm think foam board. I need to mention here that the design of this shop isn't really my own,…

Stacking stores

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   I consider myself very fortunate that my family doesn't mind having this diorama in our apartment.  It takes up half of our bedroom.  Even so, I still run out of space for all of my buildings.  By design, some Sylvanian Families stores and the houses stack. You can stack these if you'd like to save space on your diorama by building up.…

Tutorial: Beach diorama

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   The beach! As summer is approaching and your dolls need some vacation photo shooting, this is a good time to make this diorama.  I will show you my latest creation, and the tutorial that goes with it, but be warned, it is a bit tricky for the first time clear cast resin users.  If you've never used clear cast resin, try making…

A little trick: curved surfaces

[insert_php] previous_post('« « %', 'Older Post', ''); [/insert_php] | [insert_php] next_post('% » »', 'Newer Post', ''); [/insert_php]   You probably saw these curved walls and flower beds in my other posts.  Ever wonder how I did it? If you've played around with foam boards before, you can probably guess that very easily. Yup, the foam boards that I use are cheap dollar store ones that come pretty big (about 51×78cm or 20×30inches.) It's amazing how much you can get out…