Miniature water effects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

Ponds, Rivers, Lakes, Fountains - how do you make them?

Also see ice, snow, fish

For ice skating, see winter

Consider water splash techniques in the bathroom, laundry, kitchen. What about those beverage. or food spills?

See also mermaids, sushi, Mediterranean, beach, pirates, water, boats  marine and seafood



FountainSide by Nancy (nobleday)http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/nobleday/?action=view&current=fountain2-1.jpg#!oZZ25QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs26.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc143%2Fnobleday%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3Dfountain2-1.jpg%26

Links to miniature water projects

Closeup of Fountain by Nancy (nobleday) http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/nobleday/fountain.jpg
Puppenhaus mit Aufzug und Pool
Madame Bellerose's - Sink and Bucket


Castle Starcaster - Week 27
Fantasy Castle Room Box for J. Bush

Old Deserted Dock - by Dr Bob

Water Gardens - by Acanthus Miniatures

Water Jug - by Tanya

Water Mill in 1:48 - by Sue from Garstang, UK

Water Scene in Altoids Tin - by Lee Strobridge


Water in miniature blogs


Water groups


Supplies for sale

Delux Materials - water effects

Kleer Coat Table Coat Epoxy

Tar Gel - for spill effects, available from Dick Blick. See tips and hints below.

Unreal Details - resin product


Miniatures for sale




Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables




Other Printies

Autumn River Painting

Brita Box - from Marisol



Create Splash Effects for Miniature and Model Scenes - from About.com

Create a Miniature Water Garden

How to Make a "Frozen Moment" Miniature Featuring Solids Poured Into Liquids - from About.com

Fountain - from Dollshouse Miniatures Club

Kiddie Wading Pool - from bangle bracelets, scroll down for water printie

Garden Ponds, Rock Gardens, Landscaping Around Swimming Pools - from About.com

Hot Glue Waterfall - from Instructables 

Make Scale Miniature Model Water Features With Clear Sheet Styrene or Acrylic - from About.com

Make Scale Miniature Flag Iris - from About.com

Make Scale Miniature Waterlilies - from About.com

Making Drips - from Sprockets Small World

Making Water with Tin Foil - from Hilo Creations

Miniature Wading Pool

Puddles - from About.com

Simple Miniature Ponds - from About.com

Splash Effects - from About.com

Splashing Water - from Fantasy Games

Turn on the Taps! - flowing water effects from the Dolls' House Magazine, tut by Catherine Davies

Water fountain in 1:6 scale - from Doll Diva

Water Fountain - from Shaper Maker

Waterfall -from Storm the Castle

Wall Fountain

Waterfall in a Cave - from LUSstuff

Woodland Scenics Tutorial Page

Working Fountain or Faucet - from About.com




- from Laser Creation World


Research/ Inspiration




Running  water in fountains:


  • Using E-Z Water - It dries very fast, so you must act quickly. Work with small amounts and don't overheat it or it will turn brown. Use a teaspoon for pouring the water into the right places, especially for when making running water for ponds and fountains
  • Look  for Realistic Water and Water Effects in the model railroad section. This stuff is so easy to use, dries clear and made a fabulous clear creek bed and waterfall for a campground. It needs no mixing, comes in medium-sized containers and takes a few days to dry between pourings. Be sure to clean off the cap and bottle top with water after use so they don't stick together. Soaking the stuck bottle and top upside down in warm water will also loosen the top. With Realistic Water, you can pour 1/8" at a time, let dry, add more until you get the depth you want. It helps to use a bit of acrylic paint to color the bottom of your basin to give it the look of being shadowed. Realistic Water turns cloudy during the first few days after each pouring, but clears up. It has a tendency to dry a bit concave, but adding more will take care of that, and it's not really all that visible. Once poured, don't mess with it if you want a clear finish. Also, it is permanent and can't be moved oo removed after it starts to dry.