Today’s adventure was attaching the dollhouse stair stringer. Like most things, I did it “not right,” but learned some interesting things along the way.
My original plan was to wait until I had cut all the strips then dye them in one big batch. My thought was using the Rit dye bath would create a lot of dye, and I didn’t want to waste it. But, then I figured there’s no time like the present. I’m not finishing the cutting anytime soon, and I might as well run this little experiment and see how it turns out.
One of the biggest problems I have with dollhouse building is the technical details. Take, for example, identifying wood grain.
There are tons of things to know if you use acrylic paint for wood crafts. It’s not as easy as grabbing a brush and going to town on your project!
A while back, I messed up a project and got too much dye on it. If I had learned how to weather dollhouse shingles, I would have solved my problem!
One of the things I never thought about was paintbrushes. Or, more specifically, the best paintbrush for oil-based paint. In fact, when it comes to paintbrushes, I didn’t realize there were different kinds of paintbrushes.
In researching how to paint a dollhouse exterior, I learned that there is no one best way to paint a dollhouse.
Eventually, I’m going to have to glue the shingles on the dollhouse. I’m wondering if I should use wood glue or liquid nails. Is there a difference?
It’s almost time to get the wood floors ready. That means I have to stain or dye the wood strips. Which got me wondering, can you use Rit Dye on Wood?