Saturday, May 21, 2016

Big Mack The Paper Clay Rat

Meet Big Mack,

The other night I got the urge to make a couple of rats. In the past when  I've made a character from paper clay they end up with unmovable parts and that's no fun. I always wish I can at least move their arms. I managed it this time, with wire and clothing to hide the wire, he has poseable arms. I made the hands separately and those have poseable fingers! Next time I'll try moveable heads too.



Big Mack has a younger brother named  Lil' Jack. Here they are in the

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Light Up Your Dollhouse NO Wires Needed


I showed you how to make your own Mushroom House right here. Today I show you how to light up your dollhouse for under 10 dollars, no wires needed!

What you'll need:
Mini Touch Night Light ~ any brand
peel and stick Velcro





Make Your Own Mushroom House Video Tutorial


I've had this video on my new channel for a while now but totally forgot to update this blog! How could I forget such a thing? Anyway, I now have a full video tutorial showing how I build things! The technique I use on the mushroom is the exact same way I built the large Gnome home.  It might seem a little crazy at first but it works. When everything is dry the walls harden right up and become sturdy. It  takes a day or 2 to completely dry, but once dry, it's ready for display or for play! You can add on or take away at anytime. It's a fun way to build. I hope you try it.

Things you'll need:
Tinfoil *make sure it's NOT the non-stick kind
masking tape
paper towel
glue
cardboard
paint


I added a quick video update to show how I mix the glue. You can use the glue full strength but I find it easier to mix with a little bit of water, not too much, just enough to make it easier to work with.


Look for helpful video links in the description boxes of the videos on youtube. How to make stone, hardwood floors and more are all linked inside the description boxes!

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to subscribe to my new youtube channel, Where The Gnomes Live, so you don't miss any new tutorials as they are added. I sometimes forget to update here.. I eventually put everything here but why wait if you don't have to :)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stone Floor Natural and Color DIY


A new tutorial on youtube for your dollhouse. How to make a stone floor. You can leave it a natural stone color or color the stones. The coloring is super easy and can be done in just a couple minutes after the stones are finished.



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