Decorate your dolls' house in exactly the style you want - without spending a fortune. Learn how to create or customise fixtures, furnishings and accessories, using paint effects, plasterwork, papier-mache, plastics and soft soldering - to name but a few of the materials and techniques that are included. With the help of this book, you can achieve in miniature just about anything that you can imagine, combining the pleasure of collecting with the satisfaction of exercising your own creativity. Transform inexpensive furniture, or make accessories and furnishings from scratch. If you want Victorian floor tiles or a rococo mirror frame, you can have them. Thirty-eight essential projects show how the techniques can be applied, to give your dolls' house a unique and professional look. Techniques and projects include: Plaster casting: ceiling rose Splatter painting: fire surround Trompe l'oil: quilted screen Soft soldering: brass plant stand Routing: Georgian four-poster bed Patination: Victorian jardiniere Crackle glaze: distressed linen cupboard Polymer clay: marble chess table Spray painting: Georgian clothes press French polishing: long-case clock Plastics: stained glass window Upholstery: Knole sofa Papier-mache': chair Basketry: linen basket Weaving: rag rug Sheet metal: kitchen range Marguetry: veneered cabinet Quick quilting: bedspreads Lacquering:japanned bureau Stencilling: Regency curtains
Excellent book.I am new to the miniature world and this book will definitely help me start out. Superb photographs and well written. Explanation of different products an how to use them. How to adapt bought furniture and also how to build your own. Worth every penny this book cost.