The Building of a Castle

Posted by Elizabeth Mattingly on

I found this wooden castle dollhouse at Michaels, and thought it would be a really cool way to display my dragons at festivals and fairs. 

I will be using a few techniques that I learned from my best friend Neisha's Dream Castles. 

 

I started by adding a cobblestone floor,

 

Phase two.... exterior stonework.

It's looking really good so far!

 

Now it's time to paint....

 

Next I worked on the drawbridge. 

 

It's really starting to come together now!

 

Now it's time to frame the door and windows.

 

Here they are painted to match.

 

But here's the really cool addition! Loving these windows now!!



 

The castle dollhouse has really evolved since the beginning!

 

 Almost done...just need to add a few final details!!

6 comments


  • Thank you Jeff, I am so happy you like what I have done so far with my castle. I used cardboard that I tore into stone shaped pieces for the floor. I used modge podge to adhere it to the surface before painting. As for the stone exterior, that is a propriety mixture that my friend makes for her dream castle banks, so I am unable to share that information at this time. Please share pictures of your castle once you’ve finished it.

    Elizabeth Mattingly on

  • Hi Alice! I used cardboard that I tore into stone shaped pieces for the floor. I used modge podge to adhere it to the surface before painting. As for the stone exterior, that is a propriety mixture that my friend makes for her dream castle banks, so I am unable to share that information.

    Elizabeth Mattingly on

  • Thank you Linda, I do remember your mother and daughter dragons. They were so much fun to create. I am so happy you get to enjoy them before bed every night. It was my pleasure to make them for you.

    Elizabeth Mattingly on

  • Elizabeth, this looks amazing. I was wondering if you could let me know the materials you used to create stone look. Also where you found cobblestone floor. I would like to make this for my wife and this is by far the best I’ve seen.

    Jeff on

  • Hi! What did you use for the cobblestone floor and the outside texture?! So beautiful

    Alice on

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