For several months, I've been dreaming of doing "main street" / "village" type cookies.
I attempted them in autumn HERE.
I wasn't pleased with that set and have been determined to "get it right" at Christmas time.
Honestly, I think the white sanding sugar "snow" in the photo above
is what made them work for me. haha
Since I used wet-on-wet technique, I needed to ensure that I had two colors of each hue that were close enough to provide a slight shadow with each detail.
Here's the colors used for all the buildings and trees.
Notice the small variations of each hue.
I flooded each cookie (excpet for the windows and doors) and then filled those in with the contrasting color. Next I added various lines, waves or window dividers.
They dried overnight and then I used a black food color marker to add small details.
The details are sloppy..... but this style warrants it.
That suits me well since I often feel like sloppy is the effect I get whether I'm trying or not. 😉