This week, I learned that, if you have a razor blade and some patience, you totally can dust for fingerprints with powder scraped from tailor’s chalk. (Actually, I used a razor-edge seam ripper, but same difference.)
I also learned that I’m friends with exactly the right people, as none of them were even remotely surprised when I MacGyvered up said crafty latent print action.
The fingerprint in question.
(Full disclosure: My dad is a police officer, so this isn’t exactly a random skill. I grew up knowing how to dust for prints.)
On a somewhat related subject: I also accidentally created the first of what may become a series of craft-related murder mystery art photos. (I didn’t *mean* to look dead in the picture, but, well, there you have it.)
So, uh, do you think that maybe my subconscious and/or the universe is trying to tell me to write a craft-related cozy mystery series? Because it kind of seems that way to me.
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When I was little, one of my favorite toys was a pretty intense spy/police lab kit. I taught myself how to dust for prints.
LOL, I would love to see a crafty mystery series!
Yes, most defin. start writting…. At least buy a special journal and start writting down your ideas. Make GOOD notes. Um I do hope that was your own finger print and not an intruder into the sewing room. eeekk!!
What a great way to find out who is using my scissors to cut paper! Would have been more useful when the kids lived here … now there’s no doubt who it is since there’s only ONE suspect left! lol