Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Glitterville Handmade Halloween, that taught me how to use new materials and techniques to sculpt. The author Stephen Brown uses paper clay for sculpting, and I found out it is so much easier than Fimo clay, for my purposes. So I made this head hunter to decorate my table, and we will have some delicious heads for our Halloween Party. Wait and see.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I saw this great idea on one of my favorite websites, Living Locurto: how to sew monsters in the holes of those still good to use pants. They show the tutorial here. So, it gives a little longer life to pants that are still intact, except for the knees. And the kids enjoy them!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
here. But since I had a round baked cake in the freezer, I decided to e adventurous and try the technique the people on TV use: carve a frozen cake. And I found out it works perfectly, because it does not crumble as much. And it easier to go around with the knife. Once it was in the shape desired, it went back to the freezer. Then with a few drops of yellow food coloring mixed with room temperature frosting, I covered the frozen cake. Another change I made was to use my friend Wonton Wrap, to make the windows in the bus. Of course using fondant would be easier and get a better finish, but I just wanted to try the wontons. I just cut the wrap with a knife to the size I needed, draw with food coloring pens, and baked the piece flat for about minutes at 400 degrees (or just before started to get brown). Then I glued the pieces with frosting and used gel food coloring to draw the details around the windows and door. And for the wheels I used a little chocolate cake in a 100 calorie pack, it was the perfect size for my cake. And for final detail and more color around I placed some M&M's in the bus and around the bus. Everybody ate their dinner to have dessert, and had a fun way to remember that first day of school.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
wonton wraps in the fridge, and I wondered if I could use the food coloring pens usually I use for edible crafts. After writing on them and making little holes with a straw, I baked for a about 5 minutes at 400 degrees, or right before it turned dark. After cooled, I used to place on top of a sandwich, but it also tastes great with peanut butter, or can be put in the plate with any food. They love because it is very crunchy. Just a little something to remind them this special day.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Scribbles 3D Paint Pens It required a little bit of practice to squeeze the paint uniformly, but for any crafty person, it should be easy. Then it just need to dry overnight, and since it's been so humid, I'll leave next to the dehumidifier. It is great to have it at home so if you need a quick gift for the next day, you'll have it.