I love working with a palette knife and acrylics. When I was younger I flirted with the idea of becoming a cake "artist". After making a 4 tier wedding cake for my grandparents' fiftieth anniversary I learned that it was not for me (there was a lot of extra spackling involved!) But with paint, you get all the buttery goodness without architectural concerns. Ahem.
When creating Purest Minds I laid down some random base colors then worked the landscape sections over top, allowing layers to show through in an organic way. The edges continue all the messy fun, with more bits peeking through!
Here is the final result: