I am someone who doesn’t drink coffee. I don’t like the taste and I don’t need the caffeine. But I do love to have a hot drink in the morning. Sometimes I can’t find the right tea to drink when I’m on the road. I end up carrying around tea with me but I don’t like allowing my tea to be exposed to the air. Exposed tea loses its flavor. Making a Tea “Caddy” out of a tin seemed like the logical solution.
When I was researching painting fondant, I did not find much information on the 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!
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.
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.