Posts Tagged ‘extreme crafting’

It’s In The Details

January 8th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  About My Dollhouses Blog]

Impressed is an understatement!  We couldn’t believe the research and work involved in creating the amazing miniature illumination described in this Lighting The Castle blogpost.

After researching medieval artwork to determine what kind of lighting was used in castles, the author describes how she recreates torches, and wall lighting:  “Having decided that I need to make torches for my Castle Dollhouse to light the more Common areas, like the Great Hall, and the Pantries, I came up with a combination of metal jewelry findings and some candle flame bulbs and sockets.”  

 She used super glue to help bond the illumination devices created.

As a finishing touch the author notes, “For the flame shaped bulb cover I raided a bunch of those LED tea-lights. I might paint some orangey yellowish streaks on them so they aren’t so white…….”

Fascinating stuff!  Check out the entire article to truly appreciate all the details!!  We think extreme crafters, like this artist, are ROYALTY!!