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Old 03-02-2011, 12:38 PM
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Hi All,
My daughter got a beautiful dolls house from her grandparents for christmas. We have decided to decorate it and she has picked out some brickwork wallpaper for the outside of the house. The dolls house she got was already put together when purchased. I am having huge problems cutting the wallpaper around the window frames (whih seem to be glued in) i have tried to do it like you would cut around a light switch but am just ruining the wallpaper. I would be grateful if anyone has any tricks or tips to cut around window frames.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:18 PM
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I have had lots of wallpapering disasters. I try and use an A4 plain sheet to draw a template - I cut out all the necessary parts and ensure that fits. Once I am completely happy I then use this template to cut out the wallpaper - paste and fit. I am getting better with practice! Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:29 PM
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I have had lots of wallpapering disasters. I try and use an A4 plain sheet to draw a template - I cut out all the necessary parts and ensure that fits. Once I am completely happy I then use this template to cut out the wallpaper - paste and fit. I am getting better with practice! Good luck.
i do the exact same thing, easy to do, and helps get into hard places easier, my windows are particular dificult due to their shapes lol.. i also do this for the stairs, as thats another area that can be difficult.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:52 AM
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thank you both so much for your advice i am going to give that a go at the weekend. Ill let you know how i get on. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:01 AM
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Good luck - even if I say so myself I have got so much better over time but not before I had wasted quite a few wallpapers. Another tip is I have found using craft paper is good. I got some half price linen paper for scapbooking - patterns at 12th scale. It is a better quality and not so prone to ripping! I also find it easier to paste the paper - making sure I have covered it all in a thin layer of paste - when I was pasting the wall I seemed to have lots of bubbles! Anything that can be done outside of the house is easier in my opinion!
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Old 25-06-2011, 10:25 PM
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..if at first you're worried about hanging expensive wallpapers in the rooms, stick them onto cereal card cut to the room size with double sided stikki tape,i have painted all my rooms first various colours then blue tack the card on afterwards,i cut the paper half height then stick dado and skirting to it so i can constantly have different rooms,i like buying wallpaper from the fairs so this is the easiest thing to do,i've got over 30 papers and flooring and that means lots of variations.....i've also made holes in some of them to enable lights to be threaded through,not the most professional thing to do but it works for meand keep you scraps cos they come in very handy for panels.
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Old 29-06-2011, 11:05 PM
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...i bought a book of black sparkly paper from HOBBYCRAFT a few years ago 5 ish,it acts as a starry night very well,i like to do a seasonal shadowbox every year and when the light catches it,it gives a great effect,try it behind your windows some time.......
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Hello Sue

That's a great idea. It's very effective. I must look at scrapbook papers more - I forget they're out there!
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...i bought a book of black sparkly paper from HOBBYCRAFT a few years ago 5 ish,it acts as a starry night very well,i like to do a seasonal shadowbox every year and when the light catches it,it gives a great effect,try it behind your windows some time.......
this is one of your best room Su, i am really enchanted
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love the idea su of the black sparkly paper for night scenes, its great
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