Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dollhouse Reno Part Three Paper Towel Tree Bark

Looks like a skeleton house doesn't it?

Here is the final stage of the tree bark before it's painted. I've done fake tree bark before. I actually have a tutorial on youtube right here  and I remember at that time wondering what it would be like if I had paper towel on hand to use. On my last project I used mulberry paper (a softer recycled paper used for writing on). I tried newspaper first but it wouldn't drape or wrinkle the way I wanted. But had I known how awesomely paper towel would
have worked I definitely would have gone out and bought some and used that instead.

I can't say all paper towel will work the same because I used what I had in the house and that was paper towel made from 100% recycled paper. I liked the texture of it and also that I could break the paper off in half sizes. Pictured below is what I used. There might be something to that recycled paper so if you can't find Cascades then try to find paper towels that are made from recycled paper.

After applying the "bark" there was no dripping, no glue pooling at the bottom and it dried very hard. I did one layer over the entire surface then left it for a couple hours to dry then a 2nd layer over the most of the surface, left that for a couple hours then a 3rd layer here and there. I then left the house to dry overnight.

I do show how to prepare and apply the paper right here in part three of my Dollhouse Renovation diary.

I've started the painting already so stay tuned for part four! If you haven't seen the start of this project then be sure to watch part one and part two.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!


  1. Thanks for sharing. Looks awesome so far. Can't wait to see next video.

  2. Desde luego va cambiando poco a poco.

  3. Just checking on your progress ☺


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