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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

February 1, 2017

DIY : Printables


Hi everone and welcome back to my blog

Today I'd like to talk a little bit about printables. I will add a few links to my personal favourite websites for dollhouse and miniature printables at the end of this post

There are soooo many things you can make for your miniature rooms with printables, I don't even know where to start.

There is even furniture that can be made entirely or partially with printables. That's something I've never tried so far, because I simply don't like it, but that's of course a personal opinion and you should definitely check it out

The basics you'll need to make your own printables are of course a computer and a good printer.
Either you're a MAC user like myself or a WINDOWS user, doesn't matter, both have very good options to make your own printies.

On the MAC, I'm using PAGES. This is were I copy and paste my printies into. Uusally, printables for dollhouse miniatures are already the correct size, but even if you choose to use other images from the WEB (like some pictures to make your own posters f.ex.), it's really not difficult to downsize them. For the beginners, always remember this in case you're getting confused about the size : look at the real thing, measure it, and divide by 12 and you should be ok.

The choice of paper to print your designs on to depends of course on what you're gonne use them for.
Should you print tiny little lables for wine bottles, perfume or shampoo bottles, etc. I suggest you're using a simply copy paper. For printies that are going to be used as posters f.ex., I'm using photo paper (glossy or matt, your choice). There's also a special cardboard (160 gr per sheet) that can be put into most printers these days. But please check your printer before putting that in, you don't wanna ruin it, don't you

Here are a few pics of what I did with printables 




















OK, I'll stop now ... 😊😊😊 ... don't wanna take the risk of boring you

Here's a short list of what you can do with printables :

Wallpaper
Flooring (tiles, wood, etc.)
Bricks and Stones
All sorts of grocery products
Photos, Posters and Paintings 
Magazines
Newspaper
All sorts of boxes 
Gift bags and wrapping paper
Shop Signs
Furniture
Computers, laptobs, tablets
All sorts of Labels

The list is endless, but the links I added below should help you get started, so just enjoy browsing around and have fun with your printable projects.








Have fun
See ya
👀👀👀

7 comments:

  1. Your work is awesome. Thank you for the printable links.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Hi, thanks so much for your kind works.
      You're welcome, always glad if I can help
      come back soon
      Hugs
      Dany

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    1. You're welcome Pilar, I hope the links are helpful
      Hugs
      Dany

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    1. Hi Carmen, you're welcome, please come back soon
      Hugs
      Dany

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  4. Te han quedado unos trabajos preciosos y muchas gracias por darnos los enlaces. Un beso

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