Welcome to Vita Plastica
The Tree Stump Cottage
I cut the window too high. Dang.
Cut off the bottom and taped it to the top.
First layer of papier mache.
Hot glued bunched up foil. Um, use a low temp glue gun for this.
A layer of burlap. You can use masking tape or another natural fabric.
Another layer of papier mache.
Adding little knot holes with cardboard and foil.
Added some roots and used foil to smooth out the transition from tree to earth.
Masking tape over the foil.
Realized this thing really needs a fireplace. Cut a narrow box down the middle. Cut out the hearth.
Taped in place, then cut a slit for the mantle.
More papier mache.
The first layer of paper towel bark.
First layer of paint.
Make your paint watery. There are so many nooks to get the color in.
More layers of paint.
Testing out the floors.
Painted the interior and glued down the birch flooring.
Added ripped egg carton stone to the chimney.
Time for resin. Terrified.
Mixed up some 2 part resin and added an amber color.
I carefully used a syringe to fill all the white spaces.
But than it began to seep into the wood.
I said "Eff it" and poured the resin right over the wood slices.
Flocked the landscape with coffee, tea and railroad set greenery.
Added a balsa wood mantle and hearth stones.
Used old playscale roofing to make a little awning.
Did that all around.
Some lights, smoke puffing out of the chimney.
A cheerful fire.
Crudding up the dollhouse fence.
Installing the fence.
Doors are not my friend but let's do this. Cardboard, papier mache.
Popsicle sticks with balsa wood beams across. Painted with a watered down acrylic paint, then wiped down.
Uh, okay not perfect.
The doorknob is a tiny hair clip. Added white paper to the interior of the light fixture. Otherwise it was invisible.
The leaf thing is a little charm, the hinges came from an old light fixture.
Another piece of the light fixture and half a ping pong ball.
Added a little shelf.
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