|Meg, the border collie, stalking |
her tennis ball
|Pedro, a teacup chihuahua|
I started the tree project. And it is a major project but I think it will be worth it. In fact, I like it already. I do one section and let it dry well before I start the next section. I'm watching the tutorial from Casey's Minis, a great blog. She did this tutorial quite a while ago.
If you decide to do this, you need a bottle brush, very sharp small scissors, glue (I use Elmer's All-Purpose Glue), lycopedium (comes in a bag - miniaturists and railroaders have it) and a lot of newspaper. The white "snow" must be cut off. It doesn't matter that you are shearing a lot of the tree. What remains is the foundation for the new branches. It eventually gets shaped like a fir tree.
The first thing I did was take the pieces of greenery apart. They come off in several sizes. I sorted the piles by their size.
As per the tutorial, I put a straight piece on the top (for the star or angel) and glued it. I had to hold it for a little bit until the glue set. It needs to be straight.
I started with the bottom and put the biggest of the greenery all around it. I took each piece, dipped it in the glue and placed it inside the tree.
Then hubby and I went to Atlanta Bread for soup and a sandwich.
I'm not going to rush this project because I really want it to last. I will look for a plastic container to put it in when finished.
This is some eye candy for you! You will be amazed. So --- sit back and enjoy The City that Time Forgot.