Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring Peep in Create & Decorate

~image used with permission of Create & Decorate, April 2011 
and Sean O'Brien Photography~

Although there's plenty of snow and ice on the ground, spring is just around the corner. In fact, I understand we're supposed to have some warmer weather this week. I'll take 50 degrees over single-digit temperatures any day.

Speaking of spring, be sure to check out the April 2011 issue of Create & Decorate. My paper mache spring peep is featured on page 58. I had visions of marshmallow peep candies when I was sculpting this little guy.

I use a lot of different clays in my sculpting projects. For the spring peep project, I used Dixon Prang DAS Pronto Modeling Clay. I also used Americana acrylic paints by DecoArt because they're smooth and easy to work with. For the base of the peep I used some STYROFOAM™ and a little bit of old newspaper. I chose American Painter brushes by Loew-Cornell for this project. If you're into sculpting and painting, give this project a try.

~image used with permission of Create & Decorate, April 2011~

A big thanks to editor Beverly Hotz for choosing this project for their April 2011 issue, which is loaded with fabulous craft projects and recipes. I especially enjoyed the article about Jim Healy, the junk architect. I also love Nancy Malay's Blue Bird of Happiness project on the cover as well as the Spring Chicks project by Cheryl Wall on page 86. It's a great issue. Be sure to pick up a copy today.

Happy crafting!


Crystal said...

This is so adorable Liz! I Just love your creativity!

Heather said...

I think it is so neat how you get your art in so many magazines. That must be such an amazing feeling. He is adorable. Oh and the 50's are headed your way. It is 55 down here in Berks county it is wonderful! Congrats and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Nancy Malay said...

Thank you for mentioning my "Bluebird of Happiness"! Your chick is adorable!

Nancy Malay