What a day! I started papering this morning. Don't laugh, but after all the fuss I made about my wallpaper pattern being too large, and trying to shrink it down on a photocopier, I decided to use it as is! Mainly because fellow artist, Simon Williams of Miniature Enthusiast fame , used the same paper in one of his gorgeous settings and it made me realize that the pattern wasn't too large after all!
details of wallpapering, but I will highly recommend using 3-M Spray Adhesive as a fixative for your paper. This product works perfectly for wallpapering dollhouses with absolutely no bubbles or wrinkles. The only downside is the spray flying everywhere, but fortunately, the weather turned and I was able to do most of the spraying out-of-doors.
three sheets of wallpaper so no mistakes! There are so many moldings and pillars and things, so I did not have to worry too much about matching the pattern up. So that made it easier.
credit card to burnish the paper to the wall. (More about that, later)...
now part of the over-mantle, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where I saw an exhibition of Venetian art of the Renaissance.
miniature crackle varnish?
kill two birds with one stone and take the pups on a stroll to Minnehaha Falls Hardware Store. But when I got to the counter to pay for the lacquer, I realized I had left my credit card on the Entrance Hall floor of Merriman Park, because I was using it to burnish the paper to the walls! Duh! Pardon my blooper!
After that minor drama, I started on the wainscot. Here's how I did it: I had already purchased panels in three sizes from Labre. I cut illustration board to the height of the wainscot --in my case 2 3/4 inches. (I prefer the wainscot lower than three feet unless the room is palatially-sized). Next, I worked out where the panels would go and drew them on the illustration board.
popping in the panels...
Well, that's about it for today...The floor is still tacky from the lacquer so I can't put it all together yet! I am now enjoying a martini, having a long look at my progress, and thinking about tomorrow's agenda.