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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Faux Frosting Technique Page

WOW, another tech page in less than 7 days!!! I'm on a roll here!!! LOL

Actually I was playing with a cupcake stamp and I really wanted the frosting to have a more real look to it than just adding on some Crystal Effects. SO I thought I'd play around and on my second attempt I had "Faux Frosting!"

It's easy to do but it takes a little patience. You have to heat the mixture and then when it bubbles you need to back off on the heat and repeat a few times. But it's fun to watch it bubble so repeating it is no big deal at all!!!

In your container mix equal amounts of Crystal Effects and inker. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon of embossing powder. It will have the consistency of wet sand. You don’t want your mixture to be crumbly. If it is add a little more Crystal Effects. Add the mixture to your image. Begin heating it. It will start to bubble. Back off with the heat. When it stops bubbling heat it up again until a balloon like bubble forms. Back off again. Repeat that procedure 2 more times. Then heat it until a big bubble forms and allow the bubble to pop, another bubble will form. Repeat this a total of 3 times. On the final bubble let it rise and then let it cool. Allow to cool for a few seconds. You can press down on it with your finger to flatten it a little or leave as is. Allow to cool completely.

You can try this with other color pigment inks for a different effect. Just have fun with it!! I believe this is the third technique page in the third set of pages! I am nearly finished remaking the first set so those of you waiting hang on a little longer. I'll be contacting you soon. I have a few of the second set of pages left but I'm waiting to hear back from a few people. I'll be sending out emails and if they no longer want them I will be letting you know on my blog that I have a few for sale!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Erika M. said...

Great technique!

Unknown said...

Wowzer, this sounds like a bunch of heating but it looks really cool. I wonder if you could play around with it more and scent the frosting? Going to have to try this one, grea job!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun project - but some work to it!!!! LOL Very nice idea.


Mom said...

Oh my gosh. I have to tell you...

I attended a Stampin Up Event this weekend hosted by 6 local demonstrators.

We made 15 cards and the memory keeper box.

It was absolutely awesome.

I had never used stamps before because I always mess them up. I learned so much in four short hours.

It was so much fun. I probably never would have considered stamping if I had never found you.

Thanks for the inspiration and the continued postings. You've nudged me in a new direction...

Anonymous said...

Awesome technique!! TFS!

NeedsARibbon said...

It is a nice technique with an interesting look. I recommend eating real frosting as you work with this technique!

*Susan* said...

Wow, looks like an interesting technique! Someday soon, I hope to try all of these one by one Looking forward to Technique Pages sets 1 & 3!