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03-04-2020, 13:59   #106
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Build 6 finished at last. Got the damn drawbridge working eventually.

Not sure if this clip will work https://www.facebook.com/groups/Crea...4106938045909/


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03-04-2020, 18:26   #107
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A papier mache plant.
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Inspiration for your next project, Mike Litoris.



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Thats super neat and tidy. More stuff to aspire to. Check out the stuff being made in this fb group. The talent is mind blowing! https://www.facebook.com/groups/weat...odels/?fref=nf


I've started messing about with the below. Need to get the D+D stuff out of my system next! It'll be something dark!



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Ok this build is an extension of a previous build (One niece was jealous of the others being much bigger ) but it's a dry run for something more me! I'm going to paint it to look as realistic as possible before making it shades of pink/blue/purple for my niece. When I merge the 2 I'll stick in another drawbridge and pulley. It's fun creating moving parts!

The first coat/dark wash looks cool already. Made a couple of skulls. Tried to create a brass look with one of them. Dont quite have the right paints but it looks promising.





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This is the first time I've used all acrylic paints and I think I've got the hang of it. I wanted the look and colour of the Dragons Lair castle and am happy enough so far. I was struggling big time with the blue colour and used almost all the blue I had. I then found a dirt cheap bottle of blue glittery poster paint in Mr Price which has worked a charm.



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Tadaaah!!
Man, I need to take a break now.

Here's a breakdown of all the bits and bobs. In addition to the above, I added a skull cave, mini scary tree with a tea light for illuminating the eyes, working drawbridge, hinged roof on the round tower for a tea light illuminating the top window, €1.50 doggies/sea creatures and fairies courtesy of Mr Price, a varnished wooden outhouse with a fabric curtain made out of a dryer sheet for the battery packs, two sets of €2 multicoloured 100 wire lights from Eurogiant.. Most of the stuff here came from Mr Price!!...paint, Clay, match and lollipop sticks and all the little figures. Shrubbery is from Marks Models Dublin. Bases and any cardboard used are from Lidl fruit boxes and most of the towers and structures are jars, bottles and paper towel inserts covered in clay or individually made clay bricks. Water/wave effect is from clear silicone squirted and teased over a coloured base. Some of the little creatures are made from silicone or hot glue that fell from the nozzle!! The pulley is 3 circular bits of cardboard with a wooden skewer running through it, twine taped to the skewer, a matchstick for a handle and mounted on twigs glued to the building.
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You've a gorgeous kitchen

Fair play to you. That's an impressive build!

What's the next project?
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24-04-2020, 14:53   #114
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You've a gorgeous kitchen

Fair play to you. That's an impressive build!

What's the next project?
Hey thanks! Just got an extension built before xmas. Mulled over the design of the kitchen for months too!! Probably wouldn't be doing any of this without the extra space as the house is pretty small.

I'm not sure whats next but I'm taking a break. I'm all burned out! That said, dont be surprised if theres another "build X" started next week!
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If I was you I would be looking towards the chrisrmas market
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I had my first attempt at quilting last week. Pleased with how it turned out in general but there’s definitely things I’ll do differently. Fabric choice of the centre cross being the main issue. I should have chosen a plainer fabric rather than that one with the triangles. The way it intersects means that the pattern doesn’t match up properly which will annoy me to look at long term.

It was enjoyable to do though! A nice project for a rainy day. I’d love to try a larger quilt but i don’t think the throat on my sewing machine is large enough to quilt it fully.


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I had my first attempt at quilting last week. Pleased with how it turned out in general but there’s definitely things I’ll do differently. Fabric choice of the centre cross being the main issue. I should have chosen a plainer fabric rather than that one with the triangles. The way it intersects means that the pattern doesn’t match up properly which will annoy me to look at long term.

It was enjoyable to do though! A nice project for a rainy day. I’d love to try a larger quilt but i don’t think the throat on my sewing machine is large enough to quilt it fully.


That's really pretty
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That's really pretty
Thanks

I followed this tutorial. It was really thorough and clear, perfect for a first-timer like me!

https://youtu.be/WH1msuBeIB8
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Looking for inspiration for new project! have done load of face masks til ran out of elastic/thread, made two knee rugs with knitted squares backed with velour rug from Pennys, mastered crochet at last with help of Youtube (baby blanket). I must look at patchwork, never done it but have sewing machine. It would be a nice way to keep a memento of favourite fabrics but do not think would have enough variety to make decent design.

You have a lovely set of complimentary colours in your design Michelle, well done!
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Looking for inspiration for new project! have done load of face masks til ran out of elastic/thread, made two knee rugs with knitted squares backed with velour rug from Pennys, mastered crochet at last with help of Youtube (baby blanket). I must look at patchwork, never done it but have sewing machine. It would be a nice way to keep a memento of favourite fabrics but do not think would have enough variety to make decent design.

You have a lovely set of complimentary colours in your design Michelle, well done!
There is a pattern called the disapearing 9 patch. You just need 9 different colored squares check it out on you tube.
I have done it but dont know how to post
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