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Brick Work

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Making brickwork from foam core board.

I worked on a couple of different sized bricks and painted with a few different products
For these 'experiments' I just used some scrap foam board that was 5 mm thick, but 3 mm or 10 mm would work fine.
The first size bricks were 2cm by 1cm.

I marked off the size wanted with a pencil

Then used a ball needle to mark out the lines. Try not to press to hard as the paper is a little fragile but it's not the end of the world if you do go through as you can get around these things.
For the larger brick I went with 3cm by 1 1/2cm

Now the colours......

I first started with nail varnish and found this worked well





While trying to keep it neat I'm just not a neat person

I did find that while the varnish was went you could use the ball tool to re make the lines

Two coats give a better look but I would guess this would depend on the nail varnish used

Once the varnish was completely dried I used Gel pens to give a cleaner look. Also tried out coloured '…

Fireplaces

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Fires can be an interesting addition in a doll room.
Barbie, Sindy and Gloria have all made many a fire over the years...

This is a rather fun fireplace originally in red (nice change from PINK). This was one of my first experiments and I hand painted it an off white colour. I will one day give this a bit of an upgrade as I've learnt a lot over the years. Not sure what at the moment hence it still as is!



My dad is a model train enthusiast (OO scale) and I have over the years had a lot of help from him and also been to many a model railway show where I have picked up some interesting items that I can re-purpose. Below is one of those items a railway arch that I have painted (again a long time ago) and I need to add some grouting and maybe a wash?


Below is a Sindy fire , I came in the cream and I repainted it to black. This is one of my favourite fires as it lights up. Unfortunately the bulbs don't work and I need to find replacements. While these fires are easy enough to still find…