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Msg: 813760
Subject: Re: Haunted Dollhouse
Author: tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 2, 2013 8:23 PM
P-338F-6862M-6253Inactive
Reply to: Msg 813717 by Bombshell
Craigslist, or ebay or around here (down South) i've seen a number of them at "antique" stores (which seems to be a euphemism for "where we put our junk for the tourists looking for a bargain in old furniture"). Some of the antiques are truly antiques, and a lot of it is junk. Depends on the store. One of our fellow boxers runs a really classy one, which is not a junk store. Then again, there are a few here in my town that really are, despite the sign.

~tigs
Msg: 813763
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: Haunted Dollhouse
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 2, 2013 8:41 PM
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Reply to: Msg 813760 by tiggermama
And even if you get one already made, you can still paint and paper and redo the roof with different shingles, change the shutters and all sorts of things to it yourself

-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 813803
Sea Maid Subject: Re: Haunted Dollhouse
Author: Sea MaidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 3, 2013 7:29 AM
P-52F-268M-845Inactive
Reply to: Msg 813730 by Amanda from Seattle
LOVE the second option!
Msg: 813981
Subject: Re: Haunted Dollhouse
Author: GeedyupProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 4, 2013 3:53 AM
P-12F-546M-253
Reply to: Msg 813717 by Bombshell
Anywho, I came up with the idea to create a Haunted Dollhouse from The Bloggess. (If you read her stuff. I don't agree with her PERSONALLY..but she is great fun and entertainment..so I love her.)

Does that mean your haunted house will not involve unusual taxidermy?
Msg: 814132
Bombshell Subject: Re: Haunted Dollhouse
Author: BombshellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 4, 2013 5:23 PM
P-1F-128M-332Inactive
Reply to: Msg 813981 by Geedyup
HAHAH. No, no- it will not! :)
Msg: 856347
Subject: what is that stuff
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 5, 2014 10:32 AM
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Some 25-ish years ago, I saw some stuff that came in a bottle about the size of mod-podge. You painted it on, for example, a silk flower, and it coated the flower with an air-dry ceramic, which could then be painted, attached to a bowl, or whatever. Anyone know what it was called or where I could get some? It comes to mind that I could paint this stuff on "barbies" from the dollar store, then paint my "ceramic dolls" and make them dresses, and sell them at a profit on etsy. I'm good with cloth. A sculptor I'm not.

Romana
Msg: 856360
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 5, 2014 12:19 PM
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Reply to: Msg 856347 by Romana
Have you seen this Romana??

http://offbeathome.com/2014/06/weeping-angel-barbies

Very cool

-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 856361
Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 5, 2014 12:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 856360 by Amanda from Seattle
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Yes, that's what reminded me of the other stuff. I'd like to make them into collectible "porcelain" dolls...
Msg: 856376
cheekee  monkey Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: cheekee monkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 5, 2014 2:30 PM
P-265F-494M-309
Reply to: Msg 856361 by Romana
There was some stuff called Dip and Drape. It was sold in folded sheets and sort of like plaster cast. You got it wet and shaped it over a form. It was very shapeable and easy to work with. You then painted it after it dried well. Not sure if this helps. Good luck!
Msg: 856426
Fluffy Cow Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: Fluffy CowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 5, 2014 8:33 PM
P-15F-96M-3668Inactive
Reply to: Msg 856347 by Romana
Oh geez… petal procelain?!?!?

It makes me sad that I remember that.

edit-
You can actually buy it here
Msg: 856436
Peachfaced Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: PeachfacedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 5, 2014 9:24 PM
P-1F-1M-313Inactive
Reply to: Msg 856360 by Amanda from Seattle
Where's the "AHHHHHHH!" button? Who would want those terrifying things in their house? The first time I saw an episode with them in it, it gave me the heebie-jeebies!
Msg: 856681
Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 7, 2014 10:33 AM
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Reply to: Msg 856426 by Fluffy Cow
Yes! It's the petal porcelain!

Thanks. See, my google skills are getting better, but whenever I just can't find or remember something, I know someone at AQ can fill in the blanks for me.

Romana
Msg: 856685
Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 7, 2014 10:51 AM
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Reply to: Msg 856681 by Romana
Aaaaannnd, now that I know what it's called, and have discovered that it should be about $5/bottle, but is being sold for $25/bottle because it's discontinued, I have also discovered that it doesn't really do what I thought it did.

I thought it was a think paint that gave the texture and color of porcelain. What it actually is, is a stiffener, to be used on silk flowers, etc, which doesn't change the color of the fabric, so must then be painted white to make it look like porcelain. Hmmmph. Won't do for my project after all, so glad that I researched before purchasing it.

That said, anyone know of something I can spray or paint onto plastic that will give me the texture of porcelain?

Romana
Msg: 856898
shiloh Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 8, 2014 5:00 PM
P-27F-181M-7010Inactive
Reply to: Msg 856685 by Romana
anyone know of something I can spray or paint onto plastic that will give me the texture of porcelain?

Porcelain clay slip.

Shiloh
Msg: 856948
Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 9, 2014 1:09 AM
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Reply to: Msg 856898 by shiloh
true, but then I'd have to fire it, and the plastic doll underneath it will melt.

and I don't have a kiln.

R
Msg: 856949
Subject: Re: what is that stuff
Author: sun7flourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 9, 2014 1:47 AM
P-28F-348M-541
Reply to: Msg 856948 by Romana
have to fire it, and the plastic doll underneath it will melt.

Looks like you have just found a new way for Barbie to die
Msg: 877964
Subject: Re: Haunted Dollhouse
Author: Uncorny AcornsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 24, 2014 12:36 PM
P-26F-214M-1110
Reply to: Msg 813717 by Bombshell
I just realized this thread is a year old, but I stumbled on it while looking for destressing type boards (Hobbies are destressing...right?)
Anyways...for future reference, we have found cardboard to be the perfect solution to maybe and temporary and experimental projects. We have made cardboard dollhouses. They came out awesome. Cardboard, cardstock and recycled dollhouse 'stuff' too. And if you get tired of it, or the cats destroy it, or the kids trip on it and flatten it, it can just be recycled and you'll still cherish that whole creativity process.
I've seen people wallpaper bookcases and old DVD/Cd carousels to look like dollhouses, too. But I still vote for cardboard since it's free and plentiful...old shipping boxes work well.

My husband used cardboard to build shelving for all of my cloth and yarn. Amazing, gets it off the ground and visible...and it's free. :-) The shelves have been up for almost 2 years, by the way, so it isn't as temporary a fix as it sounds.

ETA: And with cardboard, you can experiment with all sorts of hidden entries and secret passages; it's all free. And cardboard is a little more flexible than wood. Good luck!!! Now I want to build a haunted dollhouse for my vampire obsessed nieces...
Msg: 902782
Subject: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 26, 2015 9:57 AM
P-22F-2217M-380Premium
Anyone collecting these? I live on the east coast, anyone west of the Mississippi want to trade some P's for D's?
Msg: 902788
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 26, 2015 11:12 AM
P-309F-4536M-508Premium
Reply to: Msg 902782 by Southern Oracle
Same as the State Quarters, of which I still need dome D's, its all about patience and always checking your change. I did score big on my trip to Disneyland a bit more than several years ago.
Msg: 902812
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 26, 2015 1:45 PM
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Reply to: Msg 902788 by cooledcoyote
Yeah, when I was collecting the State ones we took a trip to several national parks out west. That really helped get D's!
Msg: 902813
Scout MOM Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Scout MOMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 26, 2015 1:57 PM
P-45F-2304M-759
Reply to: Msg 902782 by Southern Oracle
I'm just trying to get one of each state! :)
Msg: 902832
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 26, 2015 6:25 PM
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Reply to: Msg 902813 by Scout MOM
I get state quarters constantly! The National Parks quarters are scarce as all get out.

What states do you need? I can start looking.
Msg: 902842
Scout MOM Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Scout MOMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 27, 2015 2:43 AM
P-45F-2304M-759
Reply to: Msg 902832 by Southern Oracle
No, I meant the National Park ones for each state! They are super scarce.....
Msg: 902899
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: dolphinwandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 27, 2015 8:09 PM
P-119F-2010M-603Inactive
Reply to: Msg 902842 by Scout MOM
I ended up order my National Park quarters from a company for about $10 because I have only found 1 since they came out.
Msg: 902961
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 28, 2015 5:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 902899 by dolphinwanderer
I only discovered them when I was at Shenandoah NP. So I've only been hunting them for a month now and I never see any in my change from shopping. I think I will have to break down and order them online too. That being said, while shopping at Shenandoah NP I got Their National park quarter in my change!

Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 903292
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2015 3:59 AM
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Reply to: Msg 902782 by Southern Oracle
I am NOT collecting the national park quarters, but I do get them a lot in change, and I could look and see what I've got. What are you looking for?

I'm still looking for a few of the territory "state quarters" though...I need

P - District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands
D - US Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands

Cool Coyote, which state quarters are you still looking for? I get them all the time, and in Arizona, they're mostly D's.

Romana
Msg: 903297
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2015 5:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 903292 by Romana
Oh that would be awesome! I hardly get them in change ever. State quarters I get daily, and I just got a whole slew of Guam quarters earlier this year, darn it! I'll keep my eyes peeled!

I need almost every park in D but just a few P's. Specifically:

2010 D: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Mount Hood
2011 D: Gettysburg, Glacier, Olympic, Vicksburg, Chickasaw
2011 P: Chickasaw
2012 D: El Yunque, Chaco, Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Denali
2012 P: El Yunque
2013 D: White Mountain, Perry's Victory, Great Basin, Fort McHenry
2013 P: Great Basin
2014 D: Smoky Mountains, Arches, Great Sand Dunes, Everglades
2015 D: Homestead, Kisatchie, Blue Ridge *plus others not yet released
2015 P: Kisatchie, Blue Ridge *plus others not yet released

Thank you! :)
Msg: 903298
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2015 5:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 902961 by Amanda from Seattle
Amanda, I would have thought will all the traveling you do it would have been easy for you to get them! That doesn't bode well for the rest of us lol
Msg: 905424
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 24, 2015 8:40 AM
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Reply to: Msg 902782 by Southern Oracle
Here are the ones I am looking for:

2010 D: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Mount Hood
2011 D: Gettysburg, Glacier, Olympic, Vicksburg, Chickasaw
2011 P: Chickasaw
2012 D: El Yunque, Chaco, Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Denali
2012 P: El Yunque
2013 D: White Mountain, Perry's Victory, Great Basin, Fort McHenry
2013 P: Great Basin
2014 D: Smoky Mountains, Arches, Great Sand Dunes, Everglades
2015 D: Homestead, Kisatchie, Blue Ridge *plus others not yet released
2015 P: Kisatchie, Blue Ridge *plus others not yet released

I currently have Arches, Mount Rushmore, Shenandoah and 2 Great Sand Dunes if anyone needs those. All are Ps.
Msg: 905425
Subject: Re: National Park quarters?
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 24, 2015 8:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 905424 by Southern Oracle
I also have State Quarters for Iowa, Alaska, New Hampshire and Nebraska. All Ps. Happy to mail them out to anyone who needs them.
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