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    How To Paint With Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

    A delicious tutorial.

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    What you'll need:

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    • Paint Brushes

    • Watercolor paper

    • Spoons

    • Pencil

    • 1 Cup

    • 1 Plate

    • Your favorite chocolate- and vanilla-based Ben & Jerry ice cream flavors, plus Red Velvet Cake.

    • A printed black-and-white image for reference

    Step 1: Print out a black-and-white picture of your favorite celebrity.

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    In my case, it's Steve Buscemi. Having it in black and white will help you see the different values easier.

    Step 2: Do a rough pencil sketch.

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    Be sure to notice where the dark areas and shadows are and outline them.

    Step 3: Spoon out your "paint" on to a plate.

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    David Bertozzi / BuzzFeed

    You need a little light- and dark-colored ice cream along with a pinkish-hued one. You don't HAVE to use Ben & Jerry's brand, but I find it the best for eating while working. Be sure to eat a couple spoonfuls during this step.

    Step 4: Block in the shadows.

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    Using a medium-size brush, block in the shadows of your painting with chocolate ice cream. You can mix in water as you go if the ice cream isn't melty enough yet.

    Step 5: Paint in smaller dark details.

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    Using a small brush, paint in the darker details with more chocolate ice cream. Continue layering, until a darkness levels feels right...happy little details.

    Step 6: Paint in the lighter values.

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    David Bertozzi / BuzzFeed

    Mix the chocolate and vanilla to create lighter shades; fill in the brighter areas on the face. You can also mix in some pink so give it a warmer hue. Again, be sure not to forget to continue eating the ice cream throughout the whole process.

    The completed project:

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    Your ice cream painting is complete!

    Step 7: Eat your palate.

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