The RA dolls are Angel children by Ethel Hicks
In the tray is our dresser with clock by Wanda Bell, balloons by Shelly Norris, blue truck by Joyce Puma, block wagon by Paula Issacs, RA pictures by JoAnn Jacot, camel by Marsha Kensinger, RA head by Ruth Fulmer, quilt rack by Karen Cary, luggage – painted metal minis and red bench by Preble
A mini friend gave me some old copies of the NAME Gazette. I found a photo of a trunk room project by Lori Ann Potts. I immediately wanted to make one.
To start, I purchased a 1:12 scale trunk kit. I then tried using a tissue technique to make the trunk look like faux leather. I was not satisfied with the results so the project was put away. In 2010, I pulled it out. I sanded off the tissue and started over. I discuss this process and the whole decision process for redesigning kits (kit bashing or DIY) here.
Several coats of paint, sanding between coats and it looks velvety smooth. The gold trim came from a sheet of shiny gold paper. I trimmed and folded to cover corners as well as strips.
The base for this was designed for a softball. I used printed flooring.
Most of the items were from swaps as mentioned above, but I also painted the brown plastic furniture to use here.
Read more about my Painted Furniture Technique
I tried several laces before settling on the Grandtline decorative trim.
The process of fitting everything is also the time to play with miniatures in a more typical sense. It’s fun to pull items from a box and arrange them over and over until I want to leave it that way. Taking photos really helps when the layout is tight.
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