Saturday, January 24, 2015

I think I'd better think it out again.

Dollhouse front all taped out ready for stippling.

Stippling finished, ready for paint.

Paint done and exterior decoration started.....
I HATE IT!!  Stippling too thick, paint colour is horrid, so I will have to scrape it down and start again.


  1. Hello Sculptress,
    All your hard work, such a shame. However I commend you for not settling. Keep at it.
    Big hug,

  2. How about giving it a sand with some medium-course grit sandpaper? Might be more to your liking.

  3. What a shame! How about cutting a piece of sandpaper to the size of the panel and glue that in place instead?
    Whatever you do, it will be worth all the effort.

  4. If you don't like it, you shouldn't just settle for it. You are right to redo it, so go for it and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours!
    All the best

  5. Well, these things do happen and so it is on to Plan B! I believe though that this is just part and parcel of what we have to go through when you are not just building a house,but are making a "home".


  6. Desde luego si no estás conforme con el trabajo que has hecho,lo mejor....volver a empezar!!!! Te felicito por tu decisión.

  7. When you're ready to try again with another color, why not paint a few "test" patches in different shades to see which ones look best (especially at different times of day when the light will vary)? This is what professionals do when choosing a paint color for a full-size room, and I find it also works well in miniature.

    (Note: when doing this with interior colors, I paint a piece of cardstock, not the actual wall. No need to cover up!)

  8. Oh Dear! I hate doing things over again! But I do sympathize with the desire to get it right! Anna's suggestions to do test patches on sample stock is a good one. whenever I can't make up my mind about a color or a new technique to try, I always go for the test sample first! Keep your courage up... you are making progress!

  9. Thanks everybody. I am one day into a two day auction so no time to fix the problem. I did however attempt to scrap it down but the filler I used is like cement. It is a little smoother though, and I did pick up tons of paint swatches. Hopefully I will get some time in a few days, to dedicate some time to fixing it and getting back on track.