Wednesday finds me sluggish, tired, and a bit "bleugh!". New medication from the hospital... not very good at all :(
Still, things could be worse, time for me to get my blues packed up and sent away, for today is "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" - hosted as (nearly) always by the wonderful Julia at the Stamping Ground.
To be really honest, this new miniature dollshouse has somewhat taken over my desk - and my life! It's so addictive... however, I really am using my papercrafting 'skills' (for want of a more apt word *lol*) in trying to get this dollshouse together on the cheap :)
So... here's the desk with the dollshouse (still in bits) and a whole load of dust, sawdust, paint, brick-mix and a lot of other mess that has me sneezing a LOT:
And, I ashamedly admit that the floor is even more of a mess - and this is AFTER I had a quick tidy-up *lol*
I'm just in the middle of colouring the inner doors from a white plastic to something that may look a little more like wood. I've seen people do this with acrylic paints, a whole chunk of time, and a LOT of effort. I used alcohol inks :) Rust and Espresso mixed, and applied with the felt after it's been roughed up a little, gave a pretty good effect - "Yay!" for TH and his incredible alcohol inks - is there anything you can't use them for, I wonder? I've also used the same ink combination to 'stain' all my coving, architraving, bannister spindles and newel posts... it's so much better than actual woodstain, it's something I already have handy... and it really could have been designed just for the use of staining little miniature bits of wood!
I'm downloading and printing patterned papers to use for wallpaper, and have already done this for the hallway flooring. Even the extra room I've built has walls made from my scrapbooking and papercrafting materials. Not that I'm a skinflint... really... but better to use what you've already got... right?
Here's the spindles, newel posts... and also the white plastic doors in the background (now looking wooden enough for a bit part in Hollyoaks *lol*)
Well, I really should get round to 'seeing' all the wonderful blogs I've missed whilst my brain has been on vacation and housework/hospital trips/cats, kittens,dogs/etc have swallowed up all the hours each day... and I have a ton of posts to add to my other blog (Adventure Into Miniature)... Anyone got a spare few hours to sell...? Either that or a willing teenager who will work for coffee *lol*
In the meantime... whether you're playing along with WOYWW, or just mooching around (ah, the pleasure and freedom of the mooch*lol*), please do have a wonderful Wednesday... and the rest of the week too!