Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Doll's House Project: Fireplace Tiles


After promising to share more of my miniature projects, working towards the completion of my doll's house pub, here's a quick look at one little piece I finished over the weekend - tiling the back of my fireplace. 

I used polymer clay to make the tiles - rolling white clay out flat, cutting it into squares, then sticking the squares onto a clay backing, before baking and then 'grouting' the tiles with PVA glue, and adding my design with blue acrylic paint. 


Some of the tiles came out a little wonky, but I quite like the character the look lends to this bedroom feature. When finished I sealed the tiles with clear spray varnish.

Apologies for the below-par quality images - I had to take photos through the window of my doll's house pub!

I need to make the actual hearth for the fireplace to sit on next.



21 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Absolutely incredible! :-) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed working out how to make it. x

      Delete
  2. Very impressed Miss B, such a pretty fireplace. X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's for the landlady's bedroom so it was fun to make it quite feminine! x

      Delete
  3. I'm totally amazed with this. The tiles look so real. How on earth did you manage to paint such good pictures on such tiny tiles. You must have a very steady hand.
    Rosie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rosie, a fine paintbrsh such as I use for button painting, and a magnifying lamp helped! x

      Delete
  4. The tiles look so realistic! What a fantastic job you did there!!! :-)
    Carly
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Carly, grouting in miniature was surprisingly satisfying! x

      Delete
  5. So so sweet... can you do me a big one for my house?!
    bestest daisy j x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha, I'm not sure I'd be any good at painting in 'real-size' these days! What a fun job that would be ;) x

      Delete
  6. This is just gorgeous! I can't believe how intricate this must have been. x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Replies
    1. The things that can be made with clay, eh? x

      Delete
  8. So beautifully done! I cannot believe the level of detail you put into these dollhouses. It's so impressive. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Miniature perfection! Is that William Morris Strawberry Thief wallpaper I spot in the background? Adore it! Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is indeed, I spent so long choosing the wallpapers for the upstairs of the house! Downstairs is all plaster and whitewash. x

      Delete
  10. The detail in those tiles is amazing! I'd like something like this in my bedroom!! x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Really those tiles are looking gorgeous. If you want to know about the different types of architectural elements for home decor then you touch on that.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment!