Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Miniatures, Cont'd

Step one on the dollhouse roombox project was the base.  The girls each painted their bases green to resemble grass and left them to dry.   Later, they marked where the walls would go and then glued in their choice of color as carpet for the room.  Stone- and brick-patterned papers were glued down to make walkways leading the door of each "room".

2 of the different bases created by our girls
Lesson Learned: If you are going to be painting foam board, it must be sealed first!  We didn't know this and so had problems with the paper layer separating from the board as well as the boards warping!  The remedy to this is to seal the board on both sides with a product called "gesso".  It is found in the art supply area of the craft store.  Next time I think we will forego the paint and just use felt and paper to cover our board!

Stay tuned for the rest of the project!

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