....that ye might be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
I thought this verse above was fitting for a wise owl...don't ya think?
Anyhow, I've been working on this new painted cookie topper. I love owls, they are so cute with their big eyes.
Shall I show you some of my process?
I think I heard a "yes" or a "I guess so".....either way, here we go!
So I began sketching and sketching with my brown soft gel food coloring.
Lets take a big leap to the part when I put down my base coat layer for all the colors. I let every color dry before adding shading layers.
I always paint at least three layers of shading (but usually more) and then a few texture layers.
I better stop this painting fun to show you that I did make a fresh batch of almond vanilla sugar cookies-YUM!
Now I have a cookie "base" for my fondant painting.
I've been asked several times how long these usually take to make so here is the run down:
- 1 hour to paint the fondant topper
- 1 hour to bake the cookies
- 1 hour to make the homemade fondant and roll it out (if it's marshmallow fondant)
Whew! That took awhile but now my little owl is complete and happy BUT a little worried looking and I'm sure I know why!