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Topic: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-Forever!  (Read 508414 times)
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« Reply #1290 on: July 01, 2012 12:53:33 PM »

It might take a little looking, but I think there are some paints intended for plastic.  Krylon makes a spray paint version called Fusion, the other option is vinyl dye, which is actually absorbed by the plastic (usually used for autobody repair - try a repair shop or auto parts supply store).
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« Reply #1291 on: July 01, 2012 04:58:31 PM »

Sometimes sanding and then gesso can help, if it won't be roughly handled. Then paint on top of the gesso. I also varnish the be-jebus out of anything like that.
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« Reply #1292 on: July 01, 2012 05:11:13 PM »

Question for you.... is it possible to paint Dollar Store plastic doll furniture with acrylic paints? I was thinking if maybe I sanded the pieces, painted and sealed...would that work or would it just peel?

There's a category of furniture called "BPF" (i.e., "Brown Plastic Furniture") that's extremely cheap, but I don't know if it's what you're talking about.  Anyway, yes, it can be painted.

Sanding (with really fine sandpaper) and a base coat make the difference in success (or at least for me).  My favorite base coat is Polly Scale Floquil Undercoat Light Gray -- other people have a lot of success with spray base coats.

Personally, I don't think it's worth the effort for anything that's going to be played with, but yes for display pieces.
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« Reply #1293 on: July 01, 2012 05:59:24 PM »

I really want to start another Wee House but I know that I really don't have any time or space to make a new one, so I did this with scrap pieces of wood to help feed the addiction!

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« Reply #1294 on: July 01, 2012 06:16:44 PM »

Thanks for the advice... I came across a bag of plastic furniture at the Dollar Store a few days ago and bought it because there were two armchairs that mostly fit the bill for thrones for the castle throne room. Except they look like the shiny pink cheap plastic chairs that they are. So I was hoping with some paint and maybe some glued on embellishments I could turn them into thrones fit for peggy King and Queen. But yeah, they WILL get played with so maybe I better rethink it.
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« Reply #1295 on: July 02, 2012 12:15:22 AM »

So I added a couple of washes and scrubbed with a brass brush to age the hardwood floor a bit more:



Also I've been a wallpapering fool:

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« Reply #1296 on: July 02, 2012 12:17:49 AM »

I really want to start another Wee House but I know that I really don't have any time or space to make a new one, so I did this with scrap pieces of wood to help feed the addiction!


Now *that* is a wee house! Very cute too. Smiley
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« Reply #1297 on: July 12, 2012 08:47:16 AM »

The Alice house turned out fabulous! 

Micro--holy cow! I admire what you go through to create your tiny things!  Sorry, but those are NOT sexy glasses! Cheesy
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« Reply #1298 on: July 16, 2012 12:49:53 AM »

Micro--holy cow! I admire what you go through to create your tiny things!  Sorry, but those are NOT sexy glasses! Cheesy

ha!  I should take a picture when I'm wearing both the magnifying visor and my reading glasses, I'm sure that one would change your mind about the sexxxxxxxiness.  Grin
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« Reply #1299 on: July 19, 2012 01:22:02 PM »

I just started a new topic on miniature supplies organization.  Because I need some serious help.  I don't think the discussion boards see much action so I thought I would post a link here, since we seem to have collected every miniaturist on craftster:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411706.0
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