Wallpaper for the No.42 House
This is one of the wallpapers I have been working on for my Triang dollshouse No.42.
This is the room the wallpaper came from, it was very difficult to take it off in one piece and I had one reasonable size and lots of little bits.
I took a picture of the pieces I managed to put together. [My scanner was not working at the time, it would have been more successful than taking a picture because of the angle.]
Using Photoshop I began to tidy up the picture.
I had to join two pieces of train together to make one good one.
The finished wallpaper ready for printing. I am quite pleased with the result.
I have now cleaned up the wallpaper a bit more making the colours more crisp.
This is the next wallpaper I have completed for my No.42 dollshouse.
As you can see, it has been scribbled on with a crayon and decorated with stickers, it is also badly ripped.
I scanned the wallpaper into my computer, rather that photograph it as it gave me a better pattern size.
I then cleaned up the pattern using Photoshop.
This is the finished result, I am very pleased with it, it was much harder to do than I thought it would.
This is the most difficult wallpaper I have done.
I could only save scraps from the walls, and I could not see a pattern, it all looked very random. The pieces were very stained, dirty and water damaged First of all I scanned in the pieces I had managed to salvage.
Studying the pieces I had, I tried to make a pattern out of them, using Photoshop I trimmed the pieces and gave each one its own layer. I numbered each piece so it was easier to keep track of each section I was moving. Once I had formed a pattern, I joined two pieces of the puzzle.together, to give a bigger area to work on. Then I traced each part of the patern with corresponding colours.
The shaded square shows the pattern which is repeated, and can be joined together to make a complete sheet of wallpaper.
I selected a suitable back ground and built each part of the pattern up in separate layers. I think I might have to adjust the green, as it is not quite right yet. The scrapes of paper I had were not very green, so it was hard to match the colour.
I have also been able to produce one of the other papers with a similar pattern but different colours.
You can see by the room and what I could salvage in the scan below, how difficult it is to get the colours right.
Although I have achieved the pattern of the wallpaper, I am not totally happy with the effect of this one or the green, as it seems very flat, and too precise.
Wallpaper for No.24 House
This is a paper I have reproduced from my No.24 house. As you can see it has lots of woodworm holes in it, and a paper sticker. It also has water damage and crayon like most of the house.
I am really happy with this paper, I think it is one of the best I have done.