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  1. I’m seeking paint advice for unfinished bisque pottery minis. I’d like something that looks glossy, or perhaps that is best achieved with a sealant or coating after I paint? I want something that will not yellow with age. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. If you still have a sample (from the lid, a piece of trim, etc.) take it to a home improvement store like Lowes that does computer matching of paint. They will sell you a sample size jar of paint and it won’t be expensive, ($4-ish?) and in theory, it should be an (almost) perfect match. I had to do this with my Newport because it sat in storage for almost 10 years and my paint got old and was long discontinued. Good luck!
  3. I had lots of fun making 12th scale books from this tutorial. I made many of them with printed pages, and also several with foam board sandwiched between the printed cover. They are addictive - once you start making them, it's hard to stop! https://thicketworks.com/miniature-books-a-love-affair/ Here's a photo of the ones I completed filling the bookcases in my music room.
  4. I've actually just recently completed (minus the leaves! haha) the first tulip kit you linked. I'm just looking for a leaf shortcut. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Swoon! This is gorgeous! I always admire the aesthetic you achieve - pristine and clean, but never lacking in detail!
  6. Mini flower makers - can anyone suggest a punch that is the correct size and shape for 12th scale tulip leaves? (Just to clarify, I'm talking about the leaves to the flowers that grow from bulbs and bloom in the spring, not Indiana's state tree ;) ) I know I could freehand these, but I'd really like the ease and uniformity of a punch. Would this work? https://www.etsy.com/listing/244846099/lily-petals-punch-medium?ref=hp_rf-1 It's a medium size punch, but there are 4 different leaf sizes represented, so I thought one of them might be to scale. Other suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  7. I’m excited for you!!! I’ve been making more flowers today - my kits came in the mail yesterday. I am obsessed - so much fun, and beautiful results!
  8. Thanks, Suzy! If you're looking for smaller scale flower kits, these might be sources worth checking out. https://theminiaturegardenkits.com/collections/1-24th-scale-kits?page=1 https://sdkminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=43_51
  9. Your windows and door are stunning! That photo alone makes me want to build one!
  10. Smiles are guaranteed if you scroll down to the third photo! https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-52921327
  11. I can't remember where I read this tip a few years ago, but it's great for cast iron if you don't want to re-season your pan. Cut a potato in half (I know this sounds crazy!) and use the cut end to "scrub" coarse sea salt on the pan. The moisture content of the potato works with the salt to easily clean the pan. Rinse with water, dry as you normally would, and you're done. I know it sounds bonkers, but it works!
  12. Hi friends! I'm curious about the McKinley . . . and am intrigued at the notion that it is a wall-mount house. How does it hang to support all that weight securely? Maybe it's lighter than I think. Is the wall side just unfinished and flat? Is it deep enough to accommodate most normal 12th scale furnishings? Please share your trials and triumphs, and likes/dislikes about this house.
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    in progress

    This is quite sweet. I especially love the little chair's floral motif!
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    Pack ratting

    Glad to see I'm not the only one that does this. hehe
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