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  • How to paint eyes and face for miniature dolls and fairies by Artisan Eneida Onofre Rosa aka Eneida Rosa
    brush when done Enlarge Picture to see highlight above the eyes 11 Now put some red veins around the white eye balls to to be more realistic Enlarge Picture of veined eyes 12 Highlight under the eyes with some sienna to give a shadow effect Enlarge Picture of shadowing 13 You are finished with the whites she will look this way see picture Enlarge Picture to see completed whites of the eyes TIP Clean up your tools brushes with acetone and some cotton 14 Now you need to plan where your doll will be looking once decided start making a big round black acrylic ball for the pupil Enlarge Picture to view painted pupil 15 Repeat on the other eye Enlarge Picture of repeated pupil 16 Next you will need the light blue acrylic paint Enlarge Picture of acrylic blue paint 17 Make a large round blue ball within the blackened pupil area making sure that the black of the pupil encircles the blue Enlarge Picture of color of the pupil 18 Repeat on the other eye with the same steps Enlarge Picture of both pupils colored blue 19 Next get the acrylic yellow paint Enlarge Picture showing yellow acrylic paint 20 Paint the light side of eye with yellow paint don t forget to smooth it over with a dry brush Enlarge Picture adding yellow to the eye 21 Do the same with other eye Enlarge Picture showing yellow added to eyes 22 Apply some silver acrylic paint to the opposite side of yellow Enlarge Picture showing silver paint added 23 Put a little deep blue acrylic paint right above the area where you painted the silver color then smooth Enlarge Picture showing deep blue paint added 24 Using the black paint using the small paint brush create a

    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/painting-doll-fairy-face-and-eyes.html (2016-04-27)
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  • How to make a miniature Lampshade, by Artisan Pat Carlson
    Score the lampshade template along all black lines Enlarge Picture of scoring the template TIP When selecting your decorative paper you can use parchment paper however you may find it a bit floppy you can strengthen it with Modge Podge or something after the shade is formed Wallpaper is also a good material for making lampshades 4 Using the Glue Stick glue the back of the lampshade template to the back of your decorative paper Cut through template and decorative paper on red lines Enlarge Picture of gluing and cutting 5 Gently fold along score lines toward the template side to form the shade Enlarge Picture of folding the score lines 6 Apply glue to decorative side of Tab A then glue to the inside of Tab B Enlarge Picture of gluing tab A to tab B 7 Cut harp from cardstock along red lines Enlarge Picture of where to cut harp template 8 Using the needle tool poke a hole through the center of the harp Enlarge Picture using the needle tool 9 Score harp along black lines then bend harp points down along score lines Enlarge Picture to show scoring and bending of harp points 10 Insert the toothpick into the hole in the center of the harp Stick it through about 3 4 and glue in place Put a small dab of glue Aileen s tacky glue works best on each point of the harp Enlarge Picture of the toothpick into harp 11 With the points of the harp pointing down insert the harp into the shade gently pushing the glued points against the inside of the lampshade making sure the harp sits evenly against the inside of the shade Enlarge Picture of Insert harp into shade 12 Glue bead onto point of toothpick Enlarge Picture of

    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/making-miniature-lampshade.html (2016-04-27)
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  • How to tapewire a dolls house or roombox by CDHM Artisan Amanda Phillips
    bit further along that same exact piece of tapewire Enlarge Picture showing placement 25 Plug your lead in switch into your junction splice I have removed my junction splice in the photo to make this process more visible Enlarge Picture joining lead in switch with splice 26 You will be able to plug it in without removing your junction splice but if it falls out don t worry you can always push it back into the wood Enlarge Picture showing junction splice 27 Plug your transformer into your real life wall socket or into your extension cord Enlarge Picture showing 12v transformer 28 Flick the switch on the lead in switch wire to turn it from on to off and on again Enlarge Picture showing on off of 12v lead in switch 29 If the test probe light is blinking your junction splice has been placed well enough to make contact with the tapewire If the light inside the test probe is not lit try wiggling the test probe Try moving the test probe farther along the strip If it s still not lighting it could be that the junction splice is not making contact with the tapewire Your test probe should be lit before moving on to the next step Enlarge Picture testing 12v current TIP At this point if you re not getting any light into your Test Probe it could be a number of things For one it could be that the Test Probe is broken this is not usually very likely or it could be the transformer you can test this by putting the prongs of your Test Probe onto the dull pins of the lead in switch and flicking the switch on and off to see if the Test Probe lights up 30 Now that the test probe is lit unplug the lead in switch from the junction splice Use your hammer and center it lightly onto the junction splice to hammer it in If your junction splice has a screw in it you might wish to remove it before hammering the splice into the wall Put the screw back in later for added stability Enlarge Picture to hammer in splice TIP Plug the lead in switch back into the junction splice and test the tapewire with the Test Probe again If it is still lit congratulations you re halfway to the finish 31 Now is the time to use our all important brad tool and this is possibly the most frustrating part of miniature lighting Don t get discouraged it may take a little while to get it right but the most important thing is we ve got power in our dollhouse already Enlarge Picture showing the brad tool 32 Unplug the lead in switch again Remove the Test Probe Gather a brad nail and your brad tool Enlarge Picture showing how to use brad tool 33 Take a brad nail and place it between the prongs on the brad tool Enlarge Picture showing

    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/learn-to-tapewire-a-dollhouse.html (2016-04-27)
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  • How to make fantasy film fairy wings, by Artisan Deb Wood
    flame 14 Hold your hand over the flame to see how high your hand has to be before you feel the heat Judging by that distance hold your wing over the flame about 6 or more inches above it Holding the wing flat move the wing around quickly and watch the film tighten against the wires Enlarge Picture showing how to start shrinking 15 Raise and lower the wing to see the colors explode You will also be able to see where a hole is going to form first the color becomes very intense then the hole forms As I was holding this wing with one hand and trying to take a photo with the other two large holes appeared just that quick Oh well I ll have to try to match them on the other wing We must be creative Enlarge Picture on how to create holes 16 To sear the edges along the wires you can go very close to the flame drawing the edge of the wing along the flame Be careful not to scorch the wires however Go over it twice rather than too much the first time To shape the outer jagged edge of the wings hold them upright and perpendicular to the flame Enlarge Picture on how to sear the edges 17 Raise the wings up and down to form the jagged edges Enlarge Picture on searing the tips 18 Again go over it twice rather than melt too much the first time Enlarge Picture to repeat process if needed 19 Lay the wings out and check for symmetry They don t have to be exact but close is good See the holes I tried to match them as much as I dared If you melt away too much it does affect the look of the wings I try not to do that You might have to start over so go slowly and be careful Enlarge Picture on how to determine symmetry 20 Another view to determine wings symmetry Enlarge Picture showing another view 21 I did a little more melting of the edges to make them more uniform Enlarge Picture showing final searing 22 Now to seal the wings This step serves two purposes Most importantly it bonds the wires to the film and it adds strength to the overall structure of the wings In this step I used clear Gallery Glass but you can also use 3D Lacquer You want to be sure to use a product that will stick to the film Some varnishes won t Do a test if you are using something other than what is suggested here Enlarge Picture showing how to seal the wings TIP Clean your brush immediately in soapy water Rinse well 23 Brush the product on the wired side of the wings Be sure to have a good deal of the product along the wires Let it pool there This will hold the wires securely Keep in mind that 3D Lacquer dries much more

    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/making-fairy-wings.html (2016-04-27)
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  • How to sculpt doll or fairy hands, by Artisan Tony Rice
    pinky and index fingers Compare them to each other Enlarge Picture showing the pinky index fingers 5 Pinch some clay off of the wrist end and roll it into tapered cones that will become the middle and ring fingers Enlarge Picture showing how to make remaining fingers TIP The clay gets warm from the friction of working it the heat from your hands etc As your hands get stronger from working with clay I recommend that everyone switch to a firmer clay that is less likely to get mushy and wilted like Fimo Classic 6 Place the fingers on the back of the hand Enlarge Picture showing how to attach fingers 7 Blend the fingers into the back of the hand using gentle stroking motions The convex side of any spoon shaped tool will work for smoothing Enlarge Picture showing how to blend the fingers 8 Turn the hands over and blend the fingers into the palm of the hand Enlarge Picture showing how to blend into the palms 9 The clay is probably getting warm and is easily dentable now so be careful Using a spatula tool blend the clay in between the fingers to hide the seams Enlarge Picture on repeating Steps 2 8 10 Smoothing out the seams can deform the hands so reshape the palms now if you need to Enlarge Picture on how to smooth fingers 11 Check the fingers to ensure that they are in proportion to each other If fingers are too long or too thick take your hobby knife and trim a bit off the ends Roll and twist the tip back into shape Enlarge Picture showing proportions Q A Q How do you handle the clay with out it sticking to the board A The board I use there in the image is a large ceramic cutting board A very light dusting of talcum powder will deter any sticking but be careful because it will also impede the clay sticking to itself and blending when you need it to do so 12 Compare them against one another to ensure that the palm and fingers are the same length width and thickness Enlarge Picture showing finger and hand comparisons TIP Be sure to make a left and a right hand not two lefts or two rights for the next step 13 Pinch some clay off of the wrist end and roll it into a blunt cone Attach it near the base of the palm Blend the thumb into the palm and the side of the hand in the same manner you blended the other fingers Reshape the hands if you deform them during the blending process Enlarge Picture showing how to create the thumbs TIP For those having trouble with the clay becoming too warm try using a can of compressed air the sort used for cleaning off electronics If you turn the can upside down and spray the refrigerant comes out If you spray your clay with this only a bit

    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/learn-to-sculpt-doll-hands.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Learn how to wig a doll or fairy, by Artisan Nicky Cooper
    hair line that has formed Enlarge picture showing position to twist hair 20 With all the hair in the tips of your fingers and WITHOUT pulling tightly start to twist the hair Enlarge picture showing how to start twisting 21 Keep twisting Enlarge picture showing how to keep twisting 22 Keep twisting until you find the hair twisting upon itself Enlarge picture showing twisting till it coils 23 It will start to form a natural curve this is the first section of your bun using just a tiny spot of glue secure this twist of hair to top of the head Enlarge picture showing twisting till it coils 24 Keep twisting the rest of the hair until you reach the very tip you will find the hair has managed to twist itself into a nice neat bun already again very sparingly add a dot or two of glue to just fix the bun in place around the upper part of the bun but not at the bottom you will see why later Enlarge picture showing twisting the ends 25 Poke the end of the twist into the middle of the bun Enlarge picture showing where to close the end 26 Secure the end by placing the tip of your syringe deep into the bun and give a tiny push squeeze out the bare minimum of glue Enlarge picture showing how to glue the end TIP If you didn t pull the hair too tightly you will find that the hair has a nice gentle bouffant away from the head if your hair is tight to the head then you did pull too tightly Set this to one side in order to set fully 27 Gather a couple of strips of wire and cocktail sticks I use both as it gives different curling effects You will also need your container of water Now go back to your wad of hair and once more pull out a few wefts Not too many the more hair you use the bigger the curls the smaller amount you use the tinier the curl Enlarge picture showing materials for next step TIP Cocktail sticks give a much wider but looser curl wire gives very tight tiny ringlets 28 You need only a few wefts of hair Take them between your fingers and twist them Enlarge picture showing result of twisting wefts 29 Bring your little container of water closer to you Slightly twist the weft of hair just to bring the fibres closer together Dip the length into the water and give another twist just to expel any excess water Enlarge picture showing how to dampen and twist wefts TIP Don t twist out too much of the water The wetter the better since water will enable you to work the hair easier 30 Pinning the end of the hair between your finger and thumb at the end of your wire or cocktail stick gently turn the stick and you will find the hair will start

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  • How to sculpt doll or fairy feet, by Artisan Tony Rice
    rods Enlarge picture showing balls shaped as rods 3 Flatten the end of the rods into blunt fans Be sure that the heels are thick and round and that the toe end of the foot is thinner Enlarge picture showing how to flatten 4 Compare the feet by holding them together and checking them from different angles Enlarge picture to show comparison 5 If they lack symmetry use your hobby knife to trim them until they match Enlarge picture to check symmetry 6 Use your thumb or a round ended tool if you are making a smaller scale to push in the arch of the foot Enlarge picture showing foot arch 7 Another angle of the arch Enlarge picture showing another angle TIP Q What differences do you make between male and female feet Also child to adult A Womens feet tend to be smaller than male feet Women s features and body structures feature curves whereas men s bodies are more angular Children s feet tend to be shorter thicker and more dimpled 8 Place the feet with the bottoms down and the toes toward you Using your hobby knife slice the toe end to create three even toes Now divide the two toes toward the small toe in half again This is a nice easy way to get proportional toes Enlarge picture how to create toes 9 Using a loop tool carve a groove on the bottom of the foot from the big toe clear out to the pinky toe Enlarge picture to show clearing under toes 10 Roll the toes between your fingers until the are round and blunt Let the foot spin around as you roll the toe to prevent it from breaking off Enlarge picture showing how to create round toes 11 Check the toes to ensure that they are in proportion to each other If toes are too long or too thick take your hobby knife and trim a bit off the ends Roll and twist the tip back into shape Enlarge picture showing proportions TIP Q My feet are too small Is there a good way to squish the toes rounded with a tool A If the toes are too small you can add a tiny ball of clay to the end of each toe and blend it in then reshape the toe If the feet are really small then just make the toes by adding balls of clay instead of cutting and shaping them It is harder to proportion them but is easier than trying to round microscopic toes 12 Using a needle tool or a ceramic cleaning tool create the creases and wrinkles on the bottom of the foot Enlarge picture showing bottom of foot 13 Using a needle tool or a ceramic cleaning tool or a clay shaper or whatever create the little Y shaped wrinkles on the top of the foot between the toes Also be sure to broaded the side of the foot near the pinky toe by

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  • Learn to sculpt a polymer clay miniature corgi dog, by Artisan Aleah Klay
    neck Enlarge picture showing left view of the formed neck 43 Roll a bit of clay approximately a 1 8 inch ball in a fat oblong shape This will be the snout of the dog Enlarge picture showing size of clay for corgi snout 44 Place the clay ball on the bottom middle of the dogs head Use your needle to blend the snout to the face Enlarge picture showing placement and blending of the corgi snout TIP By the time Iï ½d gotten the snout on this dog I could tell the dog needed more of a forehead If you see the same need follow the steps below 45 Take a small ball of clay and flatten it and place it to the area on the head where you need to build up the forehead Enlarge picture showing how to build up the forehead 46 Here is a top view of where I want to build up the crown of the head Enlarge picture showing crown build up 47 Right view of the build up the crown of the head Enlarge picture showing crown build up from the right side 48 Left view of the build up of the crown of the head Enlarge picture showing crown build up from the left side 49 Now you want to begin blending the clay onto the dogï ½s forehead Start on the left side Do not start in the front Enlarge picture showing how where to start blending 50 Blending on the right side Enlarge picture showing how where to start blend on the right side 51 Blending the front section is the last area you want to blend Enlarge picture showing the last blending of the front 52 To create the ears take two equal sized triangle shapes Make them nearly as long as the dogs head Corgi ears are naturally big Enlarge picture showing how to create the ears 53 Place the ear pieces on the head Enlarge picture showing ears on the head 54 Place the ear pieces on the middle back of the head see image Enlarge picture showing how where to place the ears 55 Using the needle tool blend the ears onto the head Enlarge picture showing where to blend the ears 56 Continue blending the ears onto the head Enlarge picture showing continual blending of ears 57 Blended ears onto the head Enlarge picture showing blended ears 58 Now we need to go back to the snout Create a triangle shape that will fit on the snout and leave space all around the snout Place the triangle on the snout Enlarge picture showing how to create tip of nose 59 Using the needle tool blend the added piece of clay to the snout Enlarge picture showing blending 60 Right view of blended snout piece Enlarge picture showing right view of blend clay 61 Front view of blended snout piece Enlarge picture showing front view of blend clay Q A Q What should you do

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