Thought I would pop by and share my latest cupcake creation.
I am going to show you how to frost your cupcake today using a few products you can find in your local craft store as well as some tools that I bet you use everyday at mealtimes. :)
Supplies: Maya Road Cupcake Chipboard piece, acryllic paint, Tim Holtz blank mask sheets, texture paste (you can find it in the paint aisle at your local craft store...it is usually used with stencils), beads, plastic knife and fork, Slickwriter or Sharpie marker, Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet (not necessary but makes cleanup a breeze)
Have you seen these? They are clear sheets that you can use to make your own mask. These sheets will run through your diecutter or you can hand cut your own designs like we will be doing today.
1. Use the acryllic paint to cover the chipboard piece with 2 coats of paint. I really like Making Memories paints because they dry quickly and don't wrinkle your paper like other paints will.
2. While the paint is still wet, run the prongs of your plastic fork along the bottom half of the cupcake to create the lines to look like a cupcake liner.
3. Next cut a 3 inch piece off the bottom of one of the mask sheets. Leave the backing on the sheet and lay it over the blinged cupcake we did (or the front piece of the chipboard album from Maya Road). Trace the bottom edge of the frosting on the mask sheet and then cut out, following the directions included with the mask sheet.
4. Lay the mask over your painted cupcake (make sure it is dry), lining the scalloped edge up to make the top of the cupcake.
5. Place your cupcake on the nonstick craft sheet to make clean-up a breeze because this technique is messy. Then take the texture paste and squeeze some out onto your plastic knife and smear it on the cupcake. Repeat this process until you have enough paste to work with and have a thick coating over the entire top of the cupcake.
6. Spread the texture paste around on the cupcake with the knife just like you would frost a real cupcake until you get the look you want.
7. Carefully peel up the mask sheet to reveal the edge of the cupcake.
8. Sprinkle beads on top of the texture paste for sprinkles.
9. Touch the beads with your cleaned off knife to make sure that each bead has good contact in the texture paste, which acts like a glue for the beads.
10. Let dry for several hours.
This technique can be used on so many different products...imagine making a cake on your layout and frosting it or frosting your title chipboard letters or even an accent tag. If you're daring,you could even frost your background paper. So go ahead, pick up some texture paste and have fun creating on your next birthday layout! :)
Don't forget to enter my birthday challenge on the blog this month. The challenge ends January 31st and you can check out all the details on my blog entry from Monday, January 4th.
And if you're looking for more birthday inspiration head over to the If It's Groovy blog at http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com/ to check out the other designers' challenges.
Keep checking back here for more cupcake inspired projects as well! :)