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Title: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 25, 2013 11:02:32 AM
Here's a miniature tree I made for spidermom in the FOC Secret Swap.  About 10" high, made from toilet paper tubes, scenic foam, Claycrete, polymer clay, tiny toy birds, various papers, beads, etc.



Canopy is scenic foam for model railroad bushes and trees.



There are two rooms inside the tree.



The rooms were constructed the same as the Tower of Verbiage, in which each room was papered and decorated, and then glued together.





My favorite parts was making the little spotted mushrooms.  :)



Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: HSG on October 25, 2013 11:43:47 AM
Good grief, Ludi!  :)

I love trees and this is so stunning and wonderful! Think the canopy is my favorite part. Ppinned, rocked, adored.


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: spikefan on October 25, 2013 12:03:16 PM
So awesome! I love it!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: spidermom on October 25, 2013 12:06:46 PM
i feel so lucky to have received this beautiful treehouse!  it is truly a work of art!!!!  i can't stop looking at it :)


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: teag on October 25, 2013 12:07:30 PM
wonderful tree Ludi, just love it


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Knickertwist on October 25, 2013 12:11:06 PM
Love it! I want your faeries and my faeries to play together :)


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: LimeRiot on October 25, 2013 01:12:37 PM
This is so great, Ludi! What a magical piece of art. How did you achieve the look of bark? It came out perfectly!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 25, 2013 01:26:27 PM
Many thanks to you all!   :-*

The bark texture is acrylic modeling paste shaped with a stiff brush.



Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: rackycoo on October 25, 2013 01:41:32 PM
Holy gajole! That's amazing. I'm featuring this project on Craftster's Facebook page!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: sweets4ever on October 25, 2013 02:00:27 PM
I'd like to move in, please. :)


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: BeaG on October 25, 2013 02:12:12 PM
It's amazing!
I love it.


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 25, 2013 02:54:57 PM
I'm glad you all are enjoying it!  This was a fun and challenging piece to make and I'm looking forward to doing more miniatures.


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: MissingWillow on October 25, 2013 02:58:16 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: spidermom on October 25, 2013 05:02:10 PM
I'd like to move in, please. :)

ME TOO!!!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: yoopidou on October 25, 2013 06:15:31 PM
What a fantastic piece!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: spidermom on October 26, 2013 01:50:30 PM
more inside pics!  (hope you don't mind!) :D

 



Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 26, 2013 02:14:56 PM
Thank you!   :)


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: cranberrry2001 on October 26, 2013 08:39:52 PM
You - are so creative! Love, love, love! :D


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 28, 2013 08:59:39 AM
Everything is made better when in miniature...fabulous, Ludi...love the tree textures and the amazing details...wallpapered rooms?  oh swoon!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 28, 2013 09:15:16 AM
You never cease to amaze me!  Wow!  Do you give lessons?   :D


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 28, 2013 11:38:38 AM
Thank you!  I'm happy to share any info I can.  :)



Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: rackycoo on October 31, 2013 07:38:20 AM
Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! (https://www.craftster.org/blog/#axzz2jJIjEN1I)  :)


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 31, 2013 08:36:36 AM
Thank you!   :D


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: kjlutz on October 31, 2013 09:45:56 AM
that's beautiful.


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: goatgoddess on October 31, 2013 11:13:15 AM
omg - how very cool!   ;D


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on October 31, 2013 03:29:21 PM
Thanks!   :D


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: SonjaBoo on November 01, 2013 07:06:47 AM
Wow -- a toilet paper tube? My mind is officially blown for the morning! Beautiful work Ludi!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on November 01, 2013 02:39:08 PM
Thank you, it was loads of fun to make!   :D


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: artista83 on November 01, 2013 08:41:38 PM
i absolutely love it! great job ludi!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Emu on November 02, 2013 04:11:27 PM
Wow, I've tried (and failed) to make tree foliage before with the train set flocking and it was so difficult.  Yours looks so perfect and full.  Great work!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on November 02, 2013 04:58:06 PM
Thank you!  This is not the flocking, but the big chunks of foam called (I think) "Bushes."  Each piece is about 1/2 inch across or a little smaller.  I also used the polyfiber tree  canopy material to form the base of the foliage over a wire armature, onto which I glued the foam bits with Alene's Tacky Glue.  This only sort of worked initially, and I was quite desperate at one point thinking I'd have to tear the whole canopy off because it kept sagging, but I ended up waiting for it to dry, and then sewing a few stitches through the mass of polyfiber and foam, sewing it up onto the wire armature.  This sucked it up and gave it a good tight structure.  But I have to tell you, I was scared for awhile!   :o

This is the polyfiber stuff, except they used to sell it in brown, which is what I have (courtesy of my husband): http://www.micromark.com/green-poly-fiber-12-oz,10311.html

This is the foam foliage material: http://www.hobbytown.com/Shop/Woodland-Scenics-Bushes-Clump-Foliage-Medium-Green-12oz-/

I used the finer kind of foam bits for the moss at the base of the tree.


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Hersheybear on November 02, 2013 05:44:27 PM
Amazing, especially the realistic bark!


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on November 03, 2013 06:34:39 AM
Thank you!   :)


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: donniesgirl on November 03, 2013 05:20:19 PM
My dad is an avid model railroader so I have to give that a thumbs up. :D. The detail is awesome though.


Title: Re: Woodland Fairytale Tree House
Post by: Ludi on November 04, 2013 09:07:20 AM
Thank you!   :D