Friday, April 5, 2013

Question?

Because lack of space, I have to place the house in front of the window in my office. Unfortunately it catches a lot of sunlight which fades the colors of the tiny paper plants and flowers:( Does anyone know how I can protect the colors against the light???

I add 2 pics of the Hosta's I made and didn't show yet.

This weekend I'm going with my dearest friend Sylvia (lotjesdollhouse) to the Apeldoorn fair:) My wish list is very long, I hope to show you next week my purchases!

Ro, perhaps you allready can start making a survival kit for me this time:)))





19 comments:

  1. Sab, I spray this Protectant spray by Krylon specifically for paper. It is called Preserve It. Krylon also has a spray against sun ray called UV resistant spray. Think it is made to protect outdoor fabrics.

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  2. Sab, ik zet ze nooit in het daglicht, maar afgeschermd. Van Krylon heb ik nog nooit gehoord, maar misschien helpt het wel.
    Veel plezier op de beurs in Apeldoorn :D!!
    Groetjes, Ilona

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  3. Hi Sab. I had the same problem here and Pascal Garnier gave me the advice to try matte varnish spray. Anyhow I found out that the fading of the sun made a very nice and natural looking effect on my peonies :-)
    Have fun in Apeldoorn!
    Sandra

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  4. Hallo Sabiha, Alles verbleekt in licht maar bij papier zie je het heel snel. Ik gebruik ook een spuitvernis om een aantal dingen te beschermen. Het zal nooit 100 % bescherming bieden, maar het proces aanzienlijk vertragen. Het beste zal altijd blijven om je spullen uit het directe zonlicht te houden.

    Maar goed, ik gebruik Lascaux UV Protect Archival varnish, een lichtvaste en niet verouderende vernis speciaal voor kunstschilders. Wel wat prijzig (zo'n 17 euro per bus) maar je doet er natuurlijk erg lang mee. Ik koop het bij mijn locale winkel voor kunstenaarsbenodigdheden in De Goorn (Arts and Crafts).

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  5. fixatiefspray voor pastelkrijt is ook heel goed, ik heb mijn plantjes al jaren geleden gemaakt en ze staan redelijk in het licht, maar er is niets verkleurd.

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  6. Hello Sab! There are always problems and challenges with either one thing or another! It has been informative to find out how others have tackled the problem of fading paper flowers because I didn't have an answer to that question, but I would like to say that the sunlight streaming through the doll's house windows must be enormously attractive and I would hate for it to be moved as it must give you much pleasure seeing it illuminated so beautifully!
    Have a wonderful time at the Apeldoorn Fair. I can hardly wait to see what you come back with!

    elizabeth

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  7. Hi Sab! Your Hostas are superb, so realistic. I cannot add anything to what others have counseled regarding the sun's rays. Have fun at the fair with Sylvia. Happy shopping! Shopping trips are the best. I'm off to Michael's today.

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  8. espero que lo pasen bien en la feria y traigan cosas preciosas
    un abrazo

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  9. En ik gebruik Talens Protecting Spray ;-) Ook voor printjes/boekjes e.d.
    Hoop jullie te zien zondag! Rond 12 uur ben ik samen met mijn vriendin wel in het restaurant bij de ingang te vinden, dus als jullie in de buurt zijn :-))

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  10. Vernis met uv bescherming zou moeten werken, maar of het er mooier op wordt? Je kan ook jaarlijks de kleuren veranderen, hihihi da's de andere optie.

    Ohw en veel plezier in Apeldoorn met die andere dame.
    Ben benieuwd waar je nou weer allemaal mee aan komt zetten!

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  11. Tee hee....a survival kit? why not ? ;o)
    Have fun dearie and please give a big hug to Sylvia and keep one for you.
    <3 Ro

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  12. Hi Sab, your Hostas look great. Enjoy the fair. I hope you can tick a lot of the items off your wish list. I look forward to seeing your purchases in future blog entries.

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  13. Hi Sab, What a tough question. I gave my Mum a dollhouse shop a couple of Christmas's ago and recently found that many items had faded (quite badly). Mum had positioned the shop next to a window. Our solution was to put a light cloth over the entire house. Not the prettiest thing, but hopefully it will slow down the fading. Your house is too beautiful to fade. Hopefully you will get lots of suggestions. IndyPoppy.

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  14. Krylon makes a spray that has uv protection. We use it on signs that we use outdoors in our greenhouse.

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  15. Hi Sab,

    Your house is exquisite! I'm not sure how to stop the fading, perhaps as Lisa Marie suggested above a spray might work? Hmm..makes me wonder, we have moved both our dollhouses into our dining room, which has lots of sunlight in it, it's not direct light, but wonder if that might affect ours as well?

    Many mini hugs,
    Jackie

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  16. I like your plant. Have fun at the fair!
    Greetings, Faby

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  17. I like to thank all of you for your comment and tips for preserving the color of the plants! Hugs for you all:)))))

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  18. There are various online sources to provide you informative details on this topic, but this is one is very helpful
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  19. You need to use an acid free paper! :) Sometimes also called archival.

    toddlindsey.com

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