Thanks to my miniature misadventures, I’ve learned that I should always prime wood before I paint it. That said, I’m kind of stuck with it for now. So, that means I’ve got to find a good way to clean it up without killing my brushes.
I am beginning to understand why people use wood floor sheets in their dollhouse. When it comes to balsa wood vs. basswood, well, I’m still learning. A lot.
I never thought about the fact that glue has an expiration date. I know if I don’t close the cap it will dry out. But can glue mold? How? And why?
I decided to tackle the dollhouse floor. And, by that I mean, figuring out how to place the balsa wood strips. Because I’m going to have to cut a bunch of them to size, I figured it made more sense to plan the floorboards (I use that term loosely) out before I dye them.
As I’ve been building my miniature dollhouse, I’ve wondered what does primer do for paint? I mean, is it really necessary? Does it “do” anything — other than give you a white surface to paint on?
If you’ve been following my misadventures, you know that I spent one day trying to ID the dollhouse pieces. I had questions. What is a stair stringer, and what does it look like?
When I started pursuing this hobby, I kept coming across the words “dollhouse scale. They were usually written as ratios like 1:24, 1:12, and so on. I had no idea what they were (except that they were ratios) or why they mattered. Everything miniature is small. That’s all I need to know.
Today, I learned how to use a miter box. Then, I learned how to hack using a miter box.
I used balsa wood for a lot of elementary school projects. But, as it turns out, I have a lot to learn about how to cut balsa wood.
I thought I had this sandpaper thing figured out. Turns out, I don’t. Sandpaper grit is a science in and of itself.