Friday, December 2, 2011

Painting Styrofoam!



So, this here is just my practice book, made from cereal boxed and such.  I really just wanted to get a feel for possibility.  Here I just broke up a styrofoam cup and glued it together in the ice cream form, painted with acrylics, and added gel medium and glitter.  Like I said, this was just a practice, but just imagine...

So go out there, find garbage, and use it!

And...



Last night I braved the slick roads and went to Whimsy, a paint studio and bar!!!, my favorite little outing.     It was one of those nights where they teach you a painting, but of course you can do as you wish.  I always choose to do as I wish, but still keeping in with the theme for the night.  It was all about colorful butterflies, and I knew this would be a perfect Christmas gift for my little painter.  She adores painting faces now, and loves girl everything.  This measures 16x24, I think. A colorful addition to Maddy's new space. A little mix of me, and a whole lot of her!  I was a bit sad not to start with collaged papers, but even I, at the young age of 35, must let it go once in a while!




36 comments:

  1. oh i am excited at the thought of a bar and a paint...lol..or did i totally miss what you wrote...you are the queen of re using..girl..that imagination of yours is fab you lous ....live visiting you and...can you just help me out here..you have 3 daughters?...would live for you to email me daniele ..need to get my rak done for you..xxx

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  2. Love the journal page - what fun! And a lovely painting.

    Whimsy - a paint studio and bar!? Sounds fabulous - can we all come too?

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  3. oooh I love these pages....the first one is yummy!!!! happy weekend!!

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  4. Love the styrofoam ice-cream cone and all its glitter!
    I had never heard of a studio/bar like Whimsy! How fun!!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. I love the idea of a paint studio and bar!! Sounds wonderful, and I love your journal page and girl.

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  6. Your styrofoam experiment looks wonderful just as it is! A paint studio and bar? I'm so envious - the fun you had shows in your painting!

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  7. Daniele: LOVE your 'Living Free', bet Mandy will too. Great colors! Glad I found you through PPF! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Love your styrofoam art! Beautiful colours in your butterfly painting too.

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  9. Wonderfully creative and colorful ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  10. LOVE your styrofoam ice creams Daniele... they are the sweetest with all that glitter... and gorgeous little painting with the butterflies... what a fun place to visit...

    Jenny x

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  11. I adore your sparkly ice cream cone made of Styrofoam... excellent job!! Butterfly painting is adorable too!! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. So cute, love the ice cream!

    xox

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  13. Such fun process and lovely texture. Well Doneq

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  14. oh how I love love love your work!!!! that ice cream cone is the sweetest piece....wonderful to meet you!!!!

    wishing you a wonderful day!!!! and I hope you will pop in for Sweet Saturdays!!!

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  15. You have a great blog here. You pick such vibrant, beautiful colors. It is wonderful that you are turning trash into art. Bravo!

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  16. What a great effect the styrofoam has! Great texture!!

    ...and Whimsy sounds just that....whimsical!!! Lucky girl :D

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  17. Hi!
    First of all, the fact that you used Styrofoam cups to create such beauty really blows my mind! You really use recycled things beautifully - have you considered submitting to Stampington's Green mag? Cereal boxes and cups - so perfect!
    Secondly, I SO WISH I could be there with you at the art bar - sounds like soooo much fun and I LOVE what you created while there - what a special gift, lucky girl ;)
    Have a great weekend, xoxoxoxo

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  18. Lovely work, and a great idea to use styrofoam cups - I have some in my *bottomless pit* aka the hall closet so will have to dig them out and have a try! Thanks for the inspiration, and have a great weekend! Valerie

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  19. I want to lick that ice cream! :)) Looks so yummy! Amazing work!

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  20. You never know what happens when you experiment with materials and techniques. I love using things normally thrown away! Good job! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  21. The experimenting is a wonderful change. The butterflies are free for you and me. . . that is sort of the picture I painted at your age, albeit with Ocean and palms, in my Women's Studies class. I enjoy this. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  22. I love the ice cream cones! The texture and dimension is amazing! What a special gift the second piece is. Beautiful work! :)

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  23. I wish there was someplace I could go to in my town like this art bar. It would be wonderful to be out with like minded people. I like both of your works in this post. I would never have thought of using the cups to make beautiful art. I love the little girl painting, my girls would have loved it when they were young.

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  24. The ice cream cone is really beautiful.I love textures. Very good idea :)

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  25. what a great idea to use styrofoam! And i love the girl, so pretty. It sounds like an awesome night!

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  26. the ice cream looks amazing and I loved that painting.... wish we had art bars here in Australia... that would be great fun ... happy ppf xx

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  27. You are so awesome! I love using garbage, or trash treasures as I call them!! :)

    This styrofoam ice cream is wonderful!!! I've never seen that done, you are so creative! That Whimsy place sounds pretty fun, too. Love the butterfly piece...butterflies are one of my very favorite things. Have a great weekend! :)

    ~Scarlett

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  28. The ice cream is charming and delightful! Great job! Happy PPF!

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  29. Totally cute, fun, colorful, amazingness. Wow, a bar that lets you paint and drink?? Sounds like a wonderful place to go...haha! I love how your girl and butterflies turned out. And I am always in awe of your recycling art projects! The ice cream looks good enough to eat! :P

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  30. I love the ice cream!!! I love your art and how fun and free and messy (good messy, lol) it is!!! Just keep doing what you're doing and who cares what Somerset likes and doesn't like (post below)!! They tend to stick to a certain style, but don't let that influence or sway your art... just do what feels right and true to YOU. I love what you do!

    xoEsther

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  31. i didn't know you could paint styrofoam. i would have assumed that it would have drunk up the paint til it looked like it was barely there.
    it looks so pretty!

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  32. Cool use of materials. Lovely girl, she looks so sweet.

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  33. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with well wishes!! I LOVE the ice cream cone...so smart!!!

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  34. Thank you all! The thought of ice cream right now is not too appealing, as it is in the negative degrees here, but just experimenting really! .

    Sherilin, styrofoam NEVER decomposes, so it is the most ideal trash to paint on!

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  35. Love that you used styrofoam cups for the ice cream and it looks great! Maddy is going to love the butterfly painting, I'm sure!

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  36. Very cool use of the styrofoam. It takes the sparkle to a new level. Love the cute girl and butterflies. It should be a big hit.

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