lauantai 6. maaliskuuta 2010

Evil ideas

I did some wallpapering and of course I got some bubbles in it. And I realized that I had glued the railing on one staircase on the wrong side. So I started to think as you all have these pretty, nicely decorated skillfully finished dollhouses I'd better start thinking something else - I could experiment different destruction methods on the houses. I would have my cute little burned down Bakkery, blown up Rosey Beach Cottage, hurricane hit Dark House etc. That would be a bit different don't you think? It might even pass as modern art as it seems nowdays be really weird - a while ago there was this lady in Helsinki (the capital of Finland) dressed up as vagina and people could walk in it and talk with her. Art? I'm probably getting too old to understand modern "art". But I could do an installation of these broken houses - "The power of fire, gas and wind - the influence of destruction on modern dollhouse society"

I think that I should take a nap or do some cooking instead of painting :D


5 kommenttia:

  1. Ira, come on! Don't you lose your spirit!
    Even though I have to admit your idea about the catastrophy struck miniatures is quite original! ;-)))
    I am sure all you need is some encouragement! And all your blogger friends are here to support you!

    Mini hugs,

  2. I'll be better in a couple of hours, now the devil's food cake is in the oven, spinach dip is done and gorgonzola cheesepie is waiting it's turn to go to the oven :)

    And in the evening we'll have all kinds of different pizza's as two of my sons friends are coming for pyjama party and they can do their pizzas as they like. I'm going to have minced meat with tons of garlic but also some tuna-shrimp-mussle with tons of garlic :)

    I'm hungry already :)


  3. Made me laugh out loud! Of course my mini houses are perfect - because I haven't started them yet!!

  4. Haha, Ira, even in the face of disaster you manage to retain your sense of humour.

    I've copied over the following that I put on a comment at Obsidian Hall a while ago, maybe it's useful re your wallpapering troubles. It discusses printing your own, as well as installing the troublesome stuff.

    "A note too about printing your own wallpapers, you can buy packs of acidfree papers which I highly recommend - alternatively you could use a matte photo paper - or a glossy one if you are printing tiles for the floor which can be - photo paper has the big advantage of being a bit more robust to work with too(my printer also uses archival quality inks). The printed sheets should always be sprayed with a sealer such as "Preserve It" by Krylon, matte for wallpaper and any other surfaces you don't want a shine on or gloss for tiles or woodgrains you want to have a polished effect. (If you go to my blog and compare the kitchen floor, printed on matte paper and sprayed with a matte sealer, and the adult bedroom on the top floor, printed on gloss photo paper and sprayed (generously) with gloss spray, you can see the difference clearly.)

    Also it's best not to stick the papers directly to the walls but to a cardboard lining (also acidfree), and use an acidfree spray-on adhesive, or 'real world' wallpaper paste. The advantage of wallpaper paste is that it doesn't stick so quickly so you can move your paper around a little if necessary. With the adhesive spray you need to get it pretty much in exactly the right place first time altho if you are quick you can peel it all back off and start again. Note also that the manufacturers recommend that you spray BOTH surfaces for permanent fixing. (Personally I always use spray adhesive just because I can't be bothered with mixing little amounts of paste, and I'm impatient and hate to wait until things dry.)"

  5. Thanks, I think that the spray adhesive would be the best, I've used in lot of things, but of course I don't have any now and suprise - couldn't wait, just went ahead with the wallpapering... I'll have to order some, as for some reason it isn't sold too widely in the stores.

    And I promise not to blow anything up (yet) :D

    Glenda - that's a good one :D