Saturday, May 18, 2013

DIY Dollhouse flooring with craft sticks

Hey guys here's another tutorial actually just some instructions of how i did the flooring for the Office Shadow box. 

  • craft sticks/ Popsicle sticks
  • Coloring Ink in brown
  • Ink Pad brown
  • Gel Medium
  • Glue
  • Ruler, Pencil, cutter
I first sanded the craft sticks on one side to smooth out the surface this also brings out the natural grain of the wood.

Then i stained them with the coloring ink since i wanted a teak look i used a complimenting color. i use coloring ink on craft sticks because they stain them perfectly and u don't have to use a lot of  it.

Next i cut them up into 2 inch pieces and inked the edges with the stamp pad. This is the result.....

I used some very strong glue and started to lay down the pieces like you would actual floor boards in a tile effect. i used the 2" pieces first and then cut small pieces to fill in the rest of the gap.

After that was dry i went over the entire base with gel medium, it was one even coat and have to let it dry very well, the gel medium gives the boards like a faux wax effect. It looks so real.

Here, it is the finished look in the daylight. i love it!! it actually looks like real teak floor.

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