Thursday, 13 September 2018

Completing The Stair Case with A Flower Making Tutorial

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well. Here I am back to my normal routine and I am back to work on my miniatures and dolls house projects. September is not one of my favorite months. Can't believe that Summer is almost over and the worst part is that the kids will start their new scholastic year. I'll be missing the trio.

 Before I start I wanted to welcome the new followers to my blog. Welcome!

Today I will be sharing with you the complete staircase of The Master Swordsman Pub & Inn, finishing it with a simple flower tutorial.

Apart from the carpeting in the staircase. I added two more paintings which were also printed on canvas and their frames were hand painted by me. The antique paintings are obviously related to sword fighting. The first one shows a pair of gentlemen sword dueling and the second one is one of my favorites; it's a fencing lesson. 

The little hand painted knight was placed on a shelf in the corner of the stairs. I think it has fitted quite perfectly there and gives that extra detail to the stairwell. 

Finally I needed to decorate the hall table in front of the guestroom's entrance door. I wasn't very happy how I decorated it at first. The flowers didn't look realistic at all so I went for something simple yet effective.

These flower are quite easy to do and I will be sharing with you a tutorial how to make them.

All you need is:

PVA glue
craft tissue paper
craft wire
dark green and yellow acrylic paint. 
flower soft (any color of your choice)
a leaf paper punch
a paint brush. 

1)  Cut a few wire pieces around 5 cm each. These are going to be used for the flowers and for the leaf stems. In total I have cut seven pieces; 4 for the flowers and 3 for the leaves. 

2) Paint the wire in the green acrylic paint. You will be needing to give the wire 2 coats of paint to make sure that it's totally covered. Remember that you will be shorting the wire eventually so there is no need to paint the end that you are holding the wire from. This will be much easier 

When you are done, stick them to a piece of jablo or in a piece of blue tack to let them dry. 

3) While letting the painted wire dry, paint the craft tissue paper in the same green that you painted the wire and let it dry.  Paint the tissue paper from both sides.

I know that there are tissue paper in various colors so why paint it? I prefer having the leaves and the stems in the same color and besides that the paint will thicken slightly the tissue paper which will also help to shape the leaves.

4)  Once the wire and paper are dry, dip the painted wire in pva glue. Make sure that the wire is entirely coated with glue.

5)  Sprinkle the flower soft over the glue coated wire. I prefer sprinkling the flower soft onto the wire than actually dipping or rolling the wire in the  flower soft. If you think that the flowers are not thick enough let the glue set. and add a little more glue to the area and sprinkle again with  the flower soft. 

Once you are ready let them dry .

6)  Using the leaf paper punch, punch several leaf patterns from the dry painted  craft tissue paper.

7) Cut of the leaves from the patterned leaf cut out. I like this leaf pattern because the leaves come in different sizes. 

8)  Using another painted wire add a little pva glue to the steam where you want to add the leaves. Pinch the edge of the leaf and glue it to the wire. You might find a tweezers helpful to pinch on the leaves to the wire.  Then shape the leaves according to your taste. 

Let the glue set and make sure that the flowers and leaf steams are thoroughly dry from paints and the glue. 

9) To make the leaves look more realistic, add a little yellow paint diluted with water to a few edges of the leaves. I would suggest to do this on the bigger leaves. 

10)  Once they are dry and ready cut the extra wire according to the size of the vase or pot you are going to put the flowers. 

Put them in the vase and arrange them to look the part.

There you are all done!

I have added a pair of candle sticks and a glass cranberry bowl with sweets that I made with polymer clay. The candles were made with toothpicks, paint and glue. 

Here are a few more pictures of the stair case.

Hope you have liked what I have done in this area and that you will find the tutorial useful. Looking forward to share with you the progress of the pub area. Make sure to keep tuned for the next update. 

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Sensacional trabajo. Gracias por tu tutorial.
    Un abrazo

  2. Preciosa escalera y unas flores magníficas!!!!

  3. The stairs look great. Thanks for the flower tutorial.
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Thank you Drora, I am pleased that you liked it. xxx

  4. The stairs are perfect. Beautiful flower.

  5. This staircase is a real beauty!!! As always, made with love and eye for every delicate detail!! Your mini-workshop is a big bonus here, thanks for sharing, Rebecca!!

    1. Thank you so much José for your wonderful comments like always. I really appreciate it. xxx

  6. Your staircase and the way in which you've dressed the hall landing is Very Warm and Welcoming Rebecca!
    The stair runner is pretty and enhances both the pattern of the wallpaper as well as your accessories on the hall stand.
    And I love the armoured soldier on the corner shelf- a great little Extra Touch!

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind words. I am so glad that you like how it all turned out. x