Saturday, April 26, 2014

My Victorian Dollhouse Home Tour

Today I thought I would share my Victorian dollhouse.

This is the only large size dollhouse that I own.

Close to twenty years old, the house will most likely need a decorative overhaul eventually because much of it was done before I really knew about creating miniatures with archival techniques and materials in order to stand the test of time.

Enjoy the house tour!


DOWNSTAIRS

LIBRARY
two-toned hand-stained wood floor
THE LIBRARY
a collection of "world-traveler" miniatures
THE KTCHEN
hoosier cabinet created from matt board and scrap wood
 using plans from a Joanne Swanson tutorial in Nutshell News.
THE KTCHEN
contact paper flooring
THE MAID
the doll was created from a Marcia Backstrom kit
PARLOR
a Chrysnbon piano kit
PARLOR
furniture created with a Realistic furniture kit
LADY OF THE HOUSE
she is from a Dawn Adams kit and wears brown silk
DINING ROOM
decorated for a wedding

UPSTAIRS

NURSERY
the bed, nightstands and armoire are repainted vintage dollhouse
furniture from when I was little
NURSERY
angel ceiling - hand painted clouds with angel stickers
NURSERY
My favorite room in the house!
BATHROOM
Chrysnbon bath kit
BATHROOM
RL vinyl tile "marble" wainscot
BATHROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
green Chrysnbon lamp from my childhood
MASTER BEDROOM
bed is made of just styrofoam and fabric
DRESSING ROOM
a collection of ladies minis from online swaps
DRESSING ROOM
scrap vinyl RL wallpaper wainscot
ATTIC STORAGE
the red chairs were christmas ornaments found at Marshalls

EXTERIOR

HOUSE FRONT
the Arthur with side extensions added
TERRACE
stone patio made with paper egg cartons
FRONT DOOR PORCH







Monday, April 21, 2014

My Mini Dolls of the Past

I thought I would share some of my hand sculpted 1/12 scale miniature dolls from the past. I haven't sculpted a doll in years. Looking at these photos, it makes me want to try sculpting again. Never really happy with how they came out, I have a need to keep trying until I'm happy with the results.

All the following dolls are now in private collections.













Enjoy!




Monday, April 7, 2014

The New FREE Spring Issue of Creative Miniaturist Out Now!!



Hello and welcome to the Spring 2014 Issue of Creative Miniaturist!

Just released today, the new Spring issue is all about
clearing out the clutter of Winter with miniatures in mind!

Reduce, Re-use & Recycle!

Instead of throwing it away, you can take ordinary household items
and create wonderful dollhouse miniatures instead!!

Just click on the Spring Issue below and enjoy!



And remember, go here for a quick How-To to download the
FREE e-zine from its host site, ISSUU




Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Miniature Items!!

I have listed some new items on my "table" at the Online Mini Miniature Show at reduced prices!

The show ends tomorrow evening so make sure you visit soon!

http://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/diane-costanza-studio.html








Happy Shopping!



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Online Mini Show Going On Right Now!



A Mini Miniature Show
Going On Now!

 March 20th - 23rd!


http://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/diane-costanza-studio.html

Just click on "DEALERS" and choose your scale!



Diane Costanza Studio
has an online show table
with great deals on all my miniatures!

All New Miniatures Available!!





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