process. Maybe I wasn't looking in the right places but I figured it couldn't hurt to have one more place to find out how to paint fondant with items around the house. There are commercially made paints that can be purchased but I wanted to use the food gel that I already had. Luckily I was able to figure it out! Continue Reading →
Living next to the Great Lakes has allowed water to enchant me from a young age. The waves splitting against the shore making a ripple of bubbles and color under the clear sky. The image is just too perfect. So, what better way to honor it than with an artistic interpretation? I have seen pictures of epoxy cutting board floating around the internet and I thought it would be a good idea to try my hand at one. Continue Reading →
I love painting, but it is not something that I am great at. I find myself struggling for hours in front of a canvas trying to figure out what I want to paint. And then trying to figure out the best way to paint it. When I found out about the dirty pour painting technique, I was completely enamored by it because it felt like something I could do easily. And it meshed well with my less patient side. While I know I have done a post a few years ago about some of the paintings I did (oh man... I want to stop time) but I wanted to circle back and go into more depth about the method. Continue Reading →
So, if it's not apparent by now, I really enjoy the Game Root from Leder Games. So, I decided I wanted to make a large meeple. And if you go big, why not go really big? So I ended up making a 8 inch tall meeple out of solid wood. I will admit, I am very luck to have a cricut Maker so I had it print out the cat meeple pattern that I wanted to use. I printed onto a sticker sheet so this way I could stick the outline where I needed it. Continue Reading →
The method of painting called the "dirty paint pour" has rapidly become one of my favorite things to do. The concept of this pour is to put all of the paint in one cup and let the paint flow across the canvas. The addition of silicone oil allows cells to appear on the canvas.
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