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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Still Greenish....

I had  to show you what I discovered after I finished the blog about the desert dish.  There is a strange optical illusion there.  When you look at it from the side, it looks like this little piece of desert is floating...Very strange, but kind of fun.
OK....I just finished putting on a third coat of Folkart  Italian Sage inside and out on the green house....Not a spot of white left anywhere.

I am going to have to sand down a couple of shingles where I smeared green.  It is really hard to get the brush in all of the nooks and crannies, without smearing it.

Anyway, that part s done.
On to plants.  First, the easiest plant in the mini universe.  Foam inside the pot.  Glue on top of that.  Stick in some reindeer moss and glue on a few tiny flowers.  Instant plant.
For those of you that aren't familiar with methods for paper flowers, I used a tiny flower punch for the above flowers.

Then I put them on this mat of leather with the rough side up.  The paper stays in place best on this side.  I use a ball stylus, pressing down in the center of each tiny flower to cup it.

I do the same with the leaves, with a larger ball stylus, in a round and round motion.

This one is done with the above leaves.  I put some of my nandina stems in a pot, let the glue dry and stuck the leaves, two or three to each end of stem.

The flowers on this are seed ;pods from one of the plants in the back yard.  I will have to see if I I  can find the name for it.

I simply snipped them off after they were dry and painted them...Perfect daisies.

Health report.  I am now in the sneezy, runny nose stage.  I am going to have to stop making plants.  there are petals and leaves all over the bedroom.  You know.....Cup a leaf.  Sneeze.  Pick up leaf.  Cup another leaf.  Sneeze.  Pick up two leaves....They are multiplying.  Soon I will be doing way more picking up than cupping.

Back to the tissue box.  See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Trying something new to see if I can give you the link to this AMAZING miniature layout. Here
it is. I hope all your readers that see this will check it out.

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, thanks for the link. I have seen it before, but maybe some others haven't. Great minis!

Lucille said...

Your flowers always look great, Casey. I like the instant plant one. Take care of yourself. Colds are so annoying! I see the guys are staying away from you!

The grandmommy said...

Love your scene! thinking I might make one. I take it the cacti are real in there?
You know the cure for a cold right? Starve a cold, make a mini. LOL

Caseymini said...

Yes Grandmommy, the plants are real. I already tried your remedy. Didn't work! LOL

Elizabeth S said...

Ha Ha Ha ! Picking up leaves and sneezing! I can just see it now! Too funny!


mcddiss said...

ese tejado se ve mucho mejor ahora , y las plantas estan muy bien , no todas han de ser complicadas de hacer

cuidate ese resfriado y que te mejores



Fabiola said...

Your plants are fantastic.
Bye, Faby

Steinworks said...

Grand is wrong it's feed a cold starve a fever so you probably need a ham sandwich with a cup of soup and brownie to top it off (or some cake..Im not a fan of chocolate but a nice carrot cake should do the trick)

happy eating :)