Hihhey! I did finish the miniature Japanise zen garden for the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest! I can't believe it, only two days ago I had about nothing done, except that I had spray painted the base. Wohoo!
But... the garden is nothing like I planned. First of all originally it wasn't supposed to be this small. Also when I found the base from the thrift store I did not realize that hardly anything can actually fit on it. I did plan to make a tree using polymer clay and wire, but I never got around to it. For some reason making a tree discouraged me, it felt so complicated and I was afraid it would not work out. Also I have been bit distracted by other crafts. After I had postponed making of the tree for so long that I knew that I could never finish one before the deadline, I desided to keep things simple and actually bought a real live mini tree or plant.
I made a water tight base from polymer clay which has two sections, one for the tree and one for the gravel or sand. The base is what I'm least happy about, I was aiming to make something that looks like stone, but to me it looks like a pile of blue tack.
The small lanterns and the rake I got from my ex co-workers who knew about my Teahouse project and bought me a mini zen garden as a present. So in the end I did not have to make much anything, just the base and the pilars for the lanterns. In a way I feel like I did not put enough effort on this whole garden. I could have done so much more, but just didn't.
So I'm not even sure this was dollhouse project, this could be called more bonsai project because of the live plant. I still do think this garden of mine is pretty cool, but I will let the voters of the Undersized Urbanite dollhouse contest deside if this garden qualifies for the contest. Since the deadline for the contest is today and I have posted now on Sunday I won't post anything tomorrow, on Monday, like I normally do.