Hampton House - window trim

by brae  

I have the main building pieces painted and ready for the window trim.  I used a tiny brush to paint the trim while it was still on the frame.  I tried to keep the paint only on the trim because I didn't want to fuse the trim pieces to the frame or to each other.

I used a brand new X-Acto blade to clip the trim pieces from the frame.  Before I could glue them in place, I needed to paint the remaining edges.

Since I was using such thin layers of paint, the paint dried quickly and I could handle the pieces right away.  But, this also caused the paint to coagulate on the brush.  I just kept washing the brush as I worked, and that made painting much easier.

Only the tiniest amount of glue was needed to attach the trim.  I cleaned away any excess with the tip of the X-Acto blade.  The windows have two coats of Warm White which make them a shade brighter than the wall color.

I made a quick tablecloth for the work table and cut a tiny corner of the sandpaper I'm using for the mini scene.  I also added presents under the tree.  :D

The marvelous mini X-Acto is from Ulus Miniatures.

I have many more accessories I plan to add to the scene, so I will save the rest for the final Christmas post.  I have a few other things I can blog about over the next few days.  :]

4 comments

Comment from: Kara [Visitor]

Oh my goodness – this is magical!! :)

12/22/13 @ 18:19
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

Very good! So delicate! I put my glue on the little pieces with the tip of a toothpick and then also scrape off the extra with a toothpick. Just another tip for ya. :)

12/22/13 @ 19:14
Comment from: Natalia Frank [Visitor]  

Very delicate work, Brae! Merry Christmas! Mini hugs, Natalia

12/22/13 @ 20:11
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

The little house is looking wonderful and I just adore that little X-Acto knife - so detailed.

12/23/13 @ 00:42


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