Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Storms and CED ...

Spring seemed so close - a few days ago it was warm and sunny. Since then we've had 6 inches of snow followed by non-stop rain. It's all good, but I will be so happy for spring and gardening.

In the meantime - here are a few offerings for Creative Every Day. I hope you enjoy them. I love reading your comments so please feel free to say a few words.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spring is Coming - Isn't it?...

This morning I took this picture of my backyard from my office window. I remembered taking the same picture last spring and I thought it may be fun to compare. No filters were used - it was early morning and every picture I took has the same blue cast.

Ah, Spring Fever is Incurable!

Life After OWOH...

Like many others, my on-line life has been consumed with visiting the over 1000 blogs that participated in the One World One Heart Event. Every minute was enjoyable and full of inspiration from the beautiful work of all the lovely creative people in the world. I also want to thank the people that chose to follow my blog over the last few weeks. It is very much appreciated.

So, today is a return to my creative life. Here is my long overdue CED entry. Can you tell I am on a diet and thinking of lovely cakes and ice cream?

Below is another close of up view of the ice cream.

In response to a question, this is how I create the ice cream.
* Draw the shapes of scooped ice cream free hand on card board to use as a template.
* Use the template to trace the scooped ice cream shape onto nice sturdy paper, followed by a coat of gesso and several coats of a base color.
* While the paint is wet, Golden's Medium Gel was used to create texture. A wooden coffee stirrer was used to spread the gel in those swirls and shapes ice cream has when scooped. :-) At this point, if the paint is still wet, the gel will pick up some of the color of the paint.
* When the paint and gel are both dry, paint over the scoops again and add a bit of shadowing.
*Finally, the shapes are cut out and applied to a prepared surface using your favorite collage glue.

The cones are done in the same fashion.

Let me know if this was helpful or if you need more information.

Happy Creating