So I made the postage stamps in my Valentine set and piped on the cancellation lines:
But I wasn’t crazy about them, and thought that using a food coloring marker would actually look more like a cancellation stamp. But then I thought that I would probably need all of the decorations to be flat in order to do that, so that’s when I did the top right stamp. I just added all the decorations while the base glaze was still wet so it would all settle in nicely.
Very simple design. They don’t have to be fancy at all. Especially since you’re going to draw over the top of it.
Ok, so I was totally going to Photoshop this cookie. Because look:
I was trying to hold the pen with my right hand and take the picture with my left hand. That doesn’t work, by the way. So then I tried holding the pen with my left hand and taking the picture with my right hand. That didn’t work either. So I had my daughter hold the pen. Um…. that REALLY didn’t work! She ended up drawing all over it. So I had to use a damp paper towel to rub off the markings, and there were some smudges left over. So I was going to Photoshop the smudges off. But I decided to keep it real. Hey, have you ever seen stamps after they go through the mail? They’re all smudged up. It adds to the look….right?? Just a little plug to say that if your cookies aren’t perfect, that’s ok!
I love using the food coloring markers. There are so many possibilities. Do you have some of these?
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Have a great Wednesday!