December 22, 2016
:) I think it gives a nice billowy look that is good for miniature scale scenes versus the much thicker quilt battings or Christmas tree skirting material. Plus it is an authentic vintage material that was used for creating such Christmas ornamental scenes. It will also hide the thin metal wires from the little LED light strings. I don't know if I will ever do a finished scene for myself as I have no safe place to store such things from year to year. But I do need to create a few for photography for marketing purposes.
|"Micro Tiny Village Castle"© Karin Corbin 2016|
|"Tiny Village and Castle" © Karin Corbin 2016|
This is the larger sized version in the standard white color (my favorite look) shown with some buildings from the Tiny Village series. The castle was designed to be used on it own or with the village buildings.
|© Karin Corbin 2016|
How big is it and what scale are they? Everyone always ask that! Well castles are much bigger than a village house so it is not going to fit on a shelf in a dollhouse, you will have to put it on a table or on the floor of a child's room or next to a Christmas tree or use it on the shelf in your real house. In a 1:12 scale dollhouse the micro size is going to be the best look unless you are putting it into a 1:12 scale Castle. What scale is it? These items such as toy castles, glitter houses, Putz decorations, cardboard castles and such were not created in scale sizes, they were made in all kinds of sizes ranging from a few inches tall to a few feet high.
The size I settled on for micro was determined by experimenting with making them small and small as being as small as I could make them and still have them be reliable for cutting and assembling. If I make the castle smaller or the village buildings smaller then I have to start removing the smallest of the details and I like the details, that is what makes them rather magical and fun to look at and interesting to put together.
I still have a few very minor adjustments to make before I start the process of creating the step by step, photographic illustrated directions for the assembly. Plus I need to order in the materials for packaging and then figure out what it will weigh for shipping.