JENNIFER'S PRINTABLE DOLLHOUSE WALLPAPER
To save the miniature wallpaper to your computer, right click and select "save as'' or 'save image as'.
Select the highest setting on your printer when you print the wallpaper.
The size of the wallpaper printable is 8'' x10''. Spray the printout with a matte sealer before using it, otherwise the inks may bleed and ruin it.
I use cardstock to print on, you may have other preferences.
Miniature Wallpaper Hints
I use cardstock for printing the wallpaper.
Cardstock is about the thickness of greeting cards.
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You need to spray your printout with a sealer in order preserve the ink.
Give the ink a few minutes to dry and then spray the printable with a sealer. You can buy spray sealer in both a glossy and a matte finish. You would definitely want to use a matte finish for the wallpaper, for the little print and fold boxes of cereal etc., you may want to use a glossier spray.
If you don't mind having a bit of a sheen on your printie, you can use hairspray as an inexpensive sealer.
Be sure to spray both sides of the cardstock.
You can purchase spray sealers for crafts at most hobby shops. If you are in a location where you don't have access to hobby shops it is easy to find on the Internet. Below are links just a few brands.
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Get the 1920's look
Furniture choose strong streamlined shapes for furniture and in single pieces rather than suites.
Look for modern classics by Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray. Reproductions and re-issues can be found.
Floor - plain polished parquet is perfect for floors.
Linoleum in abstract designs or black and white chequerboard vinyl tiles are also typical. Rug - floors would have been overlaid with a large rug in geometric patterns.
Go for a huge circular one as the centrepiece to the room. Fireplaces - fireplaces should be rectangular and bold with a stepped profile.
Colour schemes - halls suit bold colours such as silver, black, chrome, and black and white. For real dramatic impact, why not silver-leaf your entire ceiling or black-gloss your floor.
Lighting - lights featuring female figures holding the ball of the lamp are typical and good reproductions abound. Also look for chrome, a brand new material at the time, and glass.
Glass would have been etched, sandblasted or enamelled rather than coloured. Walls - keep walls plain and free from decorative plasterwork. Use a coat of varnish on top for a really glossy sheen.
Fabrics - choose shiny light-reflective fabrics or plain fabrics with metallic threads.
Accessories - add a striking painting or one statue rather than a clutter of objects. For real authenticity, look for light switches etc in Bakelite, a plastic resin.
Add touches of opulence with items such as tortoiseshell and enamel cigarette boxes and mother-of-pearl letter openers.