I use both hands equally for a lot of things... I have been ambidextrous most of my life. I used to drive my art professors nuts. In life drawing classes, I would sometimes use two pieces of charcoal at once. One for each hand.
I usually wake up before Walter by at least an hour, so I have to find something quiet to do until he awakens. It seems polite to do so...
Last night, I polished my nails with silver. This morning when I got up, they looked dull and kind of bare....So I tangled them. And yes, I did both hands.
Here's the proof! Now, would somebody please take this pen away from me before I tangle the stove and refrigerator in the kitchen? I think I need help.......Walter just looked at my fingers, shook his head and walked away. He has lived with me a long time and is used to such weirdness....
On to minis. A couple of days ago on the Creating Dollhouse Miniatures blog, http://creatingdollhouseminiatures.blogspot.com/2012/02/faux-enamel-flowers-tutorial-by-stacy.html there was a U Tube video on making enamel flowers in mini with wire and nail polish. I have seen this done a lot, but never tried it.
It looked like fun and didn't take a lot of supplies. I had them all on hand. Basically it is #32 gage brass beading wire and some nail polish or glue and acrylic paint mixed.
The only tools needed were some needle nosed pliers, some round items to form loops around and something to cut the wire with.
I sat myself down and went to work. Following what Stacy did on the video, I made a rose bud in just a short period of time. You just twist the wire around something(in my case, the handle of a crochet hook). After making a series of loops, you paint them a couple of times and then form the petals by using the needle nosed pliers after the nail polish is dry.
This was my first attempt. I think that it turned out pretty good. I am going to be trying some more of this.
If you have never been to the Creating Dollhouse Miniatures website, plan to stay a while and look around. It is completely videos of tutorials of miniatures. It's a great place to get ideas. I have been following it for a few years now and she always has something fun to try.
In case some of you are wondering about the blog birthday drawing, I have decided to wait a while...I have a few other things going on right now. I only have 12 more followers to reach 900....Maybe I will wait until then and have two at once.
I am going to go twist some more wire now.
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