Exploring: Shaving Cream?

So I’ve really begun different ways to explore art, techniques, etc. and one of the recent projects I tried was to create background papers using shaving cream as a medium for transfering acrylic inks onto the paper in interesting patterns. Sounded like fun and not too technical so I gave it a whirl!

The first attempt didn’t really fall in the “successful” category but it was a learning experience, anyhow. 🙂 As I continued I did more mixing in of the ink before applying the paper & peeling it off, which worked much better and got more of a “marble” effect.

The cream could be used several times before it turned “muddy” and had to be replaced. Here is an image of my  favorite pieces from the session.

Selection of designed papers
Selection of designed papers

If nothing else it was a fun sensory experience with lime scented cream and brilliant colors. Would I do it again? Yup…but first I need to use these papers up. I’ve already started on one, look for it soon!


Ginormous Egg Art!

I was given a fun opportunity to participate in a special event in Carmel, Indiana that started last week.

egg art, 6 views
One decorated egg, six views (c) lynne medsker

Several area artists were invited to decorate great big Easter eggs in their own unique style. The eggs will be used in a scavenger-style Easter Egg hunt, throughout the arts district, those that participate are eligible to win a prize basket. Here are some progress images of my egg, from start to finish:

plain pink egg
plain egg, waiting for inspiration! (c) lynne medsker
phase one, egg decoration
phase one, apply colored art papers (c) lynne medsker
phase two, helper cat
phase two, unsuccessfully convince your cat not to lay on the art paper stash!
phase three white swirls
phase three, add white swirled paper (c) lynne medsker
final phase, finished egg
final steps: outline, detail, paint and DONE! (c) lynne medsker

Somehow coloring the regular size eggs this week doesn’t seem as exciting after tackling this one! 🙂