texture mats

Textured Colored Dough Valentines Decorated Cookie Collection

For some relatively easy and quick cookies that go over-the-top in texture, 
try coloring the dough (knead color gel into the dough until you achieve the desired color)
and then rolling a texture mat over the top of the dough before cutting it out.
(see photo below)

It is truly amazing how intricate these cookies look
and yet how easy it was to achieve the detail.

Check out some of my favorite texture mats HERE.

Happy texturizing with love!

 


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Pink & Aqua Texture Mat Heart Cookies (Tutorial)






I'm always on the lookout for new silicone molds to continue to vary the way I use edible clay.
I found a new supplier, Derya of Party Train Cake Supplies,
who has all kinds of awesome tools and products that I "needed" to try. :)

For these Valentine Heart Cookies I used the following molds:
All three of these molds can be used to emboss/mold cookie dough (before baking) or
to mold edible clay to add on top of baked cookie dough or dry glaze-flooded cookies.

This pearl heart cookie (photo below) was created by loading dough into the pearl mat,
freezing it for about 10 minutes, peeling back the mat from the dough,
and then cutting out a heart shape.
After baking and cooling the cookie,
apply any type of luster dust (mixed with vodka or clear extract) for a pretty finish.

For this cookie, I painted it with Americolor Bright White gel and then after it dried,
painted on some pearl luster dust mixed with vodka.




For the hydrangea and pleat molded cookies, 
I flooded the rest of the cookie and left the embossed part bare to be painted later.
See photo below.


Once the flooded glaze has dried overnight, paint the embossed portion as desired.
The hydrangeas were painted with white and pink foodcolor gel,
and the pleat was painted with white foodcolor gel.

If your going to mold edible clay with the silicone molds,
outline and flood the entire heart cookie and allow it to dry overnight.

The next day, load the mold with edible clay, freeze it for about one hour,
and then carefully peel back the clay from the mold.
Working quickly (since the frozen clay will be warmed by your hands and become misshaped),
carefully place the strip across the heart cookie and trim the sides.
Or cut the molded clay with a cookie cutter and place it on top of the cookie.


Molded edible clay will need to dry for 24-48 hours on the cookie
(depending upon thickness of the mold) before it can be packaged.






2016 Valentines Cookie Collection


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CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, October 30, 2015














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CookieCrazie's Week in Review



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It's been a super good week.
So many fun things have happened in my cookie world.
I was able to do a live chat on Cookie Connection about glaze and edible clay.
I met a sweet friend who sells decorating supplies and she is a GEM!
I was able to complete a super fun set of cookies using Rolkem Gold for the first time. (Love it!) 
I'm in the process of setting up some upcoming cookies classes.
God is good!

Can you believe that November starts on Sunday?! 
It is astounding how quickly time flies by......
I'm so grateful for each day....and the opportunity to bring glory to God.

Thanks for sticking with me and being such awesome cookie friends.
Your encouragement and support means a tremendous amount to me!


♥♥♥



Instagram photos for this week:


Pumpkins!




It's never too early, right? ;)
I'm having fun implementing latest ideas into coming season.....
#shabbychic #lace #christmas



Yeah...... "Vellum" on a tag cookie.
Oh, the possibilities!




Well......It's certainly not perfect, but here's a quick video
showing how I add texture to partially dried glaze.
As you can see.....there is definitely room for improvement (it's not fool proof).
I should have waited out the glaze for at least another 30 minutes to an hour.
But the texture effect is so dramatic,
that it is worth the wait.
(P.S. Those botched spots will just have to have a little embellishment added to them to cover it up.)





Happy Tuesday!



Still my favorite acorn cutter.....
#tbt #throwback #acorn #fall #autumn

/www.cookiecrazie.com//2014/10/acorn-cookie-tutorial.html



Here's the Back-to-School Scrapbook Tag cookies I did for #CookieCon2015.
#scrapbooking #vellum #backtoschool #globe #apple #gifttags #bibleverse





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Autumn Textured Cookie Collage






Each time a theme pops in my head, I always want to include a cookie collage in the repertoire.
This autumn one doesn't really involve mixed media as some have,
but it has plenty of "mixed" textures. :)

This was my first chance to try out the new embossing folders.
And after this project, I'm hooked on them.


Fall Leaf Embossing Folder



Each piece was done in a different color and a different texture.
Some had colored glaze, some just had dust applied to beige glaze to give it additional color.
These is a myriad of things that can be done for this kind of project.
A new happy obsession......






Autumn 2015 Cookie Collection


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CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, October 23, 2015














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CookieCrazie's Week in Review




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I've been busy this week creating more and more and more new cookie designs for winter.
This week is was one of my favorite subjects, SNOWMEN. 
The fun never ends. :)

I had the privilege of sharing my extra CookieCon book with the winner of the giveaway, 
Misti Ring of RoyalR Confections.
Congratulations Misti! 

I wish I could send all of you that were unable to attend CookieCon a copy of the book..... : /
Hopefully, you're able to see enough pages from the book (with the artists sharing) 
that you get a good idea of what it is like.
I hope your autumn is going well and you are enjoying the season as much as I am.



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Instagram photos for this week:



A simple reminder......
I hope your Friday is filled with wonderful things.
#givethanks #thanksgiving




Yes, It's nearly cold enough to make these appear this morning.
#snow #snowflake #brrrr #winter



Happy Sunday! #acorn #pumpkin




And the WINNER is...... @misti_royalrconfections!
Congratulations!
I'll be contacting you via your FB page, so be looking for my message.
Thanks to everyone for your interest and support!




Here's the cookie scene I contributed to the #CookieCon2015 book
"If You Give a Cookie Decorator an Order".
I jumped on the chance to create CookieConnie at the grocery store
getting ingredients to make her cookies.

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May your Tuesday be filled with sparkle and shine
#shabbychic #ruffles



A favorite random set of cookies done last fall, using Philippians 4:8,
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

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