Friday, October 26, 2018

Modern Acrylic By Blakely Little Review

Modern Acrylic
A contemporary exploration of acrylic painting
Modern Acrylic A contemporary exploration of acrylic painting
Modern Acrylic delivers the simple concepts and painting techniques you’ll need to create exciting and expressive works of art.

With Modern Acrylic, artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists can learn how to use basic painting techniques and concepts to create expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns, and even how to transfer your hand-lettering skills to paint. This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects.

Foremost a beginner’s guide, Modern Acrylic starts with a brief introduction to the tools you’ll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like color mixing and atmospheric perspective. Once you have a handle on the basics, it’s time to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and practice mark making and textures.

Modern Acrylic is an inspiring and accessible guide to painting everything from expressive landscapes to colorful architectural gems.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  If you are into modern art this is going to be a great book to help you start painting some ideas and teach you a lot of techniques.  I like learning about all kinds of things and art is also very popular in my home.   Not everything can be done quickly and of course your pieces might not be exact or close to the ones featured but it is fun to try and practice. 

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday With Local Hive From Rice’s Honey® Recipes .@LocalHiveHoney

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With your loved ones gathered around the table, whether it’s for a comforting hot drink during the cold days of winter or to enjoy your favorite Christmas cookies, the taste of real honey from Local Hive™ will help you create fond memories.

Local Hive™ Honey Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Makes about 24

½ cup Local Hive™ Honey

2 sticks butter, softened

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

3 vanilla beans (1 for frosting)

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

3 cups flour

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

Beat the sugar and butter on high until fluffy, between 7 - 8 ½ minutes. Scrape beans from 2 vanilla bean pods and set aside. Beat together honey, egg, egg yolk, vanilla beans and extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder.

Then add in the rest of the beaten ingredients and mix well.

You should have a dough-consistency.

Sprinkle a cutting board or other clean area with powdered sugar. (No flour)

Roll out dough and but into your holiday shapes.

Bake on parchment paper after putting in the freezer for about 6 minutes, so they get more solid.

Bake at 350ยบ for 9-11 minutes and cool on wire rack.


Honey Vanilla Frosting

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup half and half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean

4 cups powdered sugar

1 lb. cold butter

Scrape the beans from the vanilla bean pod and set aside.  Beat the honey, vanilla plus vanilla beans and then beat in half of the powdered sugar. Beat in the half and half. Combine this with the powdered sugar and beat until well.

After cutting the cold butter into small pieces, be sure to add it a little bit at a time, mixing on high speed with a whisk attachment or by hand. Beat on high speed for 9 minutes, or until it looks fluffy.

Decorate your holiday cookies and add sprinkles or other edible decorations and enjoy!

I received complimentary product.

Sandsliders Review .@sandsliders

Sandsliders is a pram accessory that fits to prams, pushchairs and strollers in seconds enabling the user to slide the pram across multiple terrains, such as sand (at the beach), snow, pebbles, fields (festivals, campsites) and many more difficult terrains. Check out the website

I received complimentary product.

Sandsliders are the original stroller accessory to slide your stroller over tough terrains, they are a great gift for new and expecting parents. If you can't lift heavy weight they make transporting your child easier. Sandsliders help prolong the life of your stroller wheels.

Cassandra's Review-  A really neat way to save time and energy instead of getting stuck in rocks or sand, this  attachment is easy to place on and works.  You do pull backwards otherwise it's like a shovel effect, but it is simple to use. 

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I received complimentary product.

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