|A decorative screen in a dolls house|
I made the screen in the room above to match the chaise longue I had made for my Edwardian dolls house morning room.
The fabric and edging trim are in shades of pale blue and I covered the back of the screen with a darker blue paper. As you can see, the tops of the three panels are curved: the tallest is 5 1/2 inches, the middle piece is 5 inches and the smallest is 4 inches tall. Each panel is the same width - 1 1/2 inches.
|Items needed to make a dolls house screen|
- pattern for screen
- fabric glue
- thin cord or stranded embroidery cotton or fine bunka
- paper for back
What to do:
- Cut out the screen pieces in matboard, using a sharp craft knife.
- Cover the matboard pieces with a fine layer of glue.
- DO NOT CUT THE FABRIC. Leaving the fabric in one piece and right side up, smooth it over the screen pieces. Cover with a sheet of plastic or baking paper and weigh all down with something heavy. I used cans of tomatoes! Leave to dry overnight. The weights will stop the matboard from warping as it dries.
- Now take very sharp scissors and cut out each fabric-covered screen piece, trimming the edges neatly.
- Glue decorative paper over the back of the pieces in the same way as you did the fabric. Trim when dry, again keeping the side edges neat.
- Doing one piece at a time, run a fine line of glue along 3 sides (not the bottom edge). This will stop the fabric fraying and will glue down the edging. Use a toothpick to position the edging. I use a fine cord but stranded embroidery thread and fine bunka work just as well.
- If you like you can make hinges with masking tape or ribbon. I didn't. I just glued the pieces into place, holding them at the angles I wanted till the glue dried.
|A screen for a 1:12 scale nursery|
Here's another screen I made. Each piece has a rounded top and they are all the same height. I didn't use fabric, just black paper with 'scraps' glued on with a layer of mod-podge.
I hope you will have a go at making a screen for your dolls house or miniature room setting. Play around with shapes and colours to custom make one just for you.