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I press these cookie molds using tissues or toilet paper.. when dry it is white and I will trim edges and put onto an embossed card. Cute for a baby card
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I spray the mold with water and layer tissue paper in it pressing it well with a sponge and keep layering it and wetting and pressing til I have about 10 layers..gently pull it out of the mold and let dry then trim..i have had no luck painting them but some people doknitgogi said:That is soooo cute! When you say that you press these cookie molds, do you mean you simply stuffed tissues into them? I'm not quite getting it -- maybe because I've never used a cookie mold. Your picture looks so smooth, as if you had filled the mold with glue or clay, etc. and let it dry. It seems that tissues or tp would have "wrinkles" in the design. What am I missing?
oh so glad...it is easy and fun and fastjberg said:Good morning! Thanks so much for this idea. I work at an afterschool program and am always looking for inexpensive, fun and nice ideas for the kids. This one fits the bill. Thank you. jberg
if you want to paint them maybe spray them with a clear coat first? it just seems like that would keep the fiber from rehydrating and the colors from running...Sue Fish said:I spray the mold with water and layer tissue paper in it pressing it well with a sponge and keep layering it and wetting and pressing til I have about 10 layers..gently pull it out of the mold and let dry then trim..i have had no luck painting them but some people do
yes i made handmade paper and used it for these also but for doing a few like this the tissue paper works great and so fast and less messycarol taylor said:I love those but I used torn up white paper and make a pulp in the blender with water, strain it and then press it into my moulds. I have never used tp, good idea.
They come out so pretty and make beautiful greeting cards.
I purchase a binding powder and add just a little to create a harder item.
hmmmm good idea i used spray starch on some and that was hard enough for the purpose of a cardcrochet_away said:What a great idea, I would be tempted to add some coloured ink to the water then you could have a tinted piece if you wanted instead of painting,
or use pva glue to make it sturdier to paint
so glad i posted this...seems many like the idea..Sarah Chana said:I'm sending this recipe on to my daughter who teaches special needs kids. It's a great inexpensive fast project. I'm thinking about painting them after they're set. Bright colors are always fun. Fine motor skills would be used. :thumbup:
ok will do...will dry soon and I can finish up a card...crochet_away said:they would look lovely on a card either way..
Do please show pics when you finish a card.
so many many tempations!! go for it...we are lucky we can play with all these things and ideas!Klockie said:You are tempting me to try another craft when I feel I already have too much on my plate. LOL