My mom bought for me a long time ago some plates from one of those dollhouse collections that were made week by week. Well, those plates never had a place of their own. Some made it to Mrs. Lovett's kitchen, but they were not there for long. They had been in storage most of the time.
But now, with Kassandra wanting a place to hang out with friends, she said she needed some crookery, because some of those friends are human and as such, like human food.
"Nothing much", she said. "Just some big and small plates, and maybe some serving trays? I am sure you have around something I can use".
And she was not wrong. I immediately thought of those old plates. But my goodness, I could not for the life of me give those to her, in the condition they were:
|They look very cheap, and not fit to my friend's taste...
So I took it upon myself to give them a second life so they could finally be used. First off, I went and bought a lovely printie from Little Maggie Shop. It was great that she offered some advice on how to do these plates. Good thing I did not need to start from scratch! I chose the first model, as it is very similar to my full-size plates, and adjusted it to the size of my plates. The tray design came in handy as well. Then, printing and cutting off the plates one by one:
I glued the printies to the plates with white glue, and let them dry thoroughly.
Then, I used my new Mod Podge to give them a shiny glaze.
And the final result is fantastic!
Kassandra was very happy when I gave them to her. She said she does not have yet a nice place to store them, but she most certainly will buy something nice and suitable for them. As of now, they are in the cellar, on top of the fridge.
So happy to have learned a new technique, and specially to have been able to use some plates that were going to the trash for sure!