One of my planned summer projects was to build a 1:6th scale play house for my daughter, for her Monster High Dolls and other Disney dolls. "Bookcase style" Open front........but space..time... weight ..cost....brainpower< zap>
Anywhoooos, after constant big eyed blinking and sweetest little voice "mommy can we make it together?"
I decided to try out the foam board, and you know what? Its a pretty versatile product!
So I purchased this tri fold foam display board for 9 bucks and a few extra sheets at dollar each, and just stood operetta around and used the ole pen to make lines.
This is scale for 1:6th..ish I never once used a measuring tape but I never do anyways, did I ever mention I do all my minis with eye scale? < official term....eye scale...
I just moved the doll around and made paper patterns and cut and hot glued this bad boy up!!. And it turned out pretty ok ;P
So here is the start, I am sure it will grow into a huge, foam laden, timewaster but I though I would show you what you can make in a day, with only a few bucks...the slightest backbreaking labor and a flattened numbed ass. < Jane's a baddie>
Its pretty big 36" by 24" I think, not even finished yet ;P
I made various patterns in paper for the furniture, this can be quickly done by folding paper in half drawing half your pattern and cutting. Then I used a nice new exacto to cut the forms from leftover foam board.
These patterns are pretty easy I figured a magical look to them, pointed, spiked just to look gothic "like"
We will add some stamped craft felt to them once I get a pattern going.. cutsie skulls is it?
Again simple half fold patterns to make matching furniture throughout.
Using the doll for scale
I had to redo this chair legs weren't long enough, but a bit o hot glue and new legs, Operetta seems happy with it ;P
My daughter slathered everything with the black paint, so we used a simple water based acrylic, I will add some details like puff paint for trim etc.
This is pretty sturdy if you are wondering, although my daughter knows how to be careful with her toys at 6.. if your son wants a Castle.. you might want to add some wood glue to harden the foam board a bit more ;)
Any questions for me, ask away, if you want the furniture patterns I can always email or upload them.
Have a great evening..I am going to soak my flat butt in a hot tub with a glass of wine *hunches away*