Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scribble Rose Video Tutorial

While I was at Cookie Con {YES!  I'm talking about Cookie Con again} I showed how to do a couple of painting techniques that progressively got a little more difficult starting with antiquing and using the texture of the flood to add dimension.  Then I moved on to painting scribble roses and I thought I'd share here what I taught and how I do it.

It is literally scribbling concentric circles that gradually get bigger and messier as you go around, add a couple of green scribbles for leaves and BAM! they look like roses.  As you can see below it is my go-to technique when I want something to look pretty, girly, antique, and I'm in the mood to scribble... which is always.



Concentric scribble circles:  check!
Scribbly green leaves:  check!
..... ummm

I get it.  I'm a visual learner too.  You gotta see it in action.  I put together this quick video I took with my iPhone for my lovely friend who wanted some rose help.  I found that scribbling my roses and talking at the same time proved to be too difficult for me, so I don't say a word and let my brushes do the talking.  I put my brother singing and playing guitar as the soundtrack instead.  



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  • I used a regular detail 5/0 liner brush for the first step and an extra long liner brush for the second step.  
  • Start with the lightest color {light pink} and then do the same thing with a darker color {maroon}.
  • For the color: this is Wilton brand food coloring and the liquid in the cup is water.
  • Start with a tight circle and then basically spiral out of control.
  • Leave some white, it will serve as highlighting on your petals.  
  • Don't be scared.  It might take some practice, but don't stress.  Just scribble!

You can find more about my brother and his original Graffiti Jamboree music HERE!  

Now... get in touch with your inner-preschooler and get scribbling!

35 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial. Vicki and I were just talking about how to do this the other day...now we know!

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  2. This is just beautiful, such gorgeous cookies, thanks for the tutorial, you make everything witch such and ease.

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  4. Thank you!!!!! I appreciate the tutorial - my first project though is a cradle for my granddaughter's baby doll. Now to find a tutorial on ribbons, so I can incorporate the sweet roses you do on the project. I am so impressed by all of your work. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I'm dying (haha) to know how you did the cameo on the Ima Goner cookies! And thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. Go on etsy.com and do a search for silicone moulds. Hundreds of beautiful food grade moulds will show up. I just melt my color choice of candy melting disks with a bit of shortening and paint that into the little crevices using a paintbrush to prevent any bubbles, put it in the fridge for a minute and they pop right out. It is a great, easy way to add fun details. For the cameos I used a two step process to the painting the candy and chilling layers. Have fun!

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  6. Thank you! I've practiced a few times since CookieCon. I love doing these roses!

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  7. Thank you Liz! Love the music too!

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  8. Stunning! Thanks for the video - can't wait to give it a go!

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  9. What a talented brother you have! Great song in the background! You make the roses look so easy - thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a talented family! I love watching you paint and your brother's song was great. Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  11. whaw...I would say...that's it?!? yeah, but I have to try!!!! You make things look so easy...but I am very tempted to try this teqnique :-) thanks for your video

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  12. So beautiful... but HOW DID YOU MAKE THOSE CAMEOS??! I'm talking about the white on black cameos next to the "Ima Goner" cookie. They're amazing!

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    1. Go on etsy.com and do a search for silicone moulds. Hundreds of beautiful food grade moulds will show up. I just melt my color choice of candy melting disks with a bit of shortening and paint that into the little crevices using a paintbrush to prevent any bubbles, put it in the fridge for a minute and they pop right out. It is a great, easy way to add fun details. For the cameos I used a two step process to the painting the candy and chilling layers. Have fun!

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  13. Marvelous, it seems so easy in your hands!

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  14. This is really beautiful. I´ll give it a try next week.
    Thank you so much for sharing it.
    Greetings from Tenerife/ Spain
    Nicole

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  15. I really love your work. This was a great tutorial and just maybe one day, I'll try to decorate a cookie or two as beautifully as you do. Thanks for the video.

    P.S. Your brother's music is wonderful!

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  16. You are awesome and you make me happy!! :)

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  17. You make it look so easy! So beautiful - thanks for sharing your technique!

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  18. Wow, those are amazing! I love these cookies, such cute roses!! Thanks for sharing this technique :D

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  19. Thank you for having such a sharing spirit and for doing this! I almost fainted when I saw my mom's cookies included in your collection above. Oddly, I feel famous for having eaten one. (They were AMAZINGLY delicious and so beautiful in person I wanted to weep.) I hold you in the highest esteem for so very many reasons!

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  20. Amazing!..thank you for sharing..I am always in awe of your beautiful work :)

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  21. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can't wait to try them. We don't get Wilton colour here (South Africa), we only have one brand which is Cake Flora. it is a gel colour, hope it's going to work.
    Your brother's music is great.

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  22. Desde Málaga(España), muchas gracias por tan brillante tutorial. :)

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  23. WOW! I just love your blog and all that you post. I am in awe of your work. Just AMAZING. Did you use a stencil on the flower shaped cookies? If yes, might I ask what they are called and where they are sold? thank you so much. I am going to have to buy some brushes and try this out. Hudi

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    1. Are you asking about the red and green ones above? That is not a stencil, but the pattern is called quatrefoil. I'm not sure if there is a stencil? On that one, to get the precise lines and symmetry I used a projected {Kopykake} image I found of a quatrefoil design I liked and piped it.
      I'd love to see your scribble roses when you try them out!

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    2. You just blow me away! I guess that I should'nt be surprised. I would love to show you the photos once I'm done. Is there an email address?

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  24. Just tried your scribble roses for the first time last night. They weren't perfect (or should I say they weren't up to Arty McGoo standard) but I can see I'll get there. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. Can't wait to try this!! Love this tutorial.

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  26. What kind of frosting do you use? I've tried to spray food color through lace to make a pattern on cookies, but the frosting absorbed and disbursed it, so no clear pattern emerged.

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  27. Genius!!! Cannot stop watching your videos!

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  28. I am obsessed with these! Thanks for posting a video. Can't wait to give them a try.

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