I was especially taken with "the wall tile guy" Chris Gryder's work, but knew I did not have the time or talent to attempt some sort of replication. I did, however, want a lot of texture.
While wandering a local branch of a national craft store chain, in which I always get lost looking for the die-cutting supplies, I ended up walking down the cake and pastry decoration aisles, in which I have NO interest being gluten free, low carb and not much of a baker in any event.
However, a large display of Wilton icing tips and their magical ability to transform frosting into a beautiful flower, leaf or decorative touch.......hmmmmm.
I reasoned that texture paste seems pretty close to bakery frosting in feel. And as a fairly extensive set of tips was on sale for the Easter holiday, I jumped in with two feet - the set of tips, disposable icing bags, several additional couplers (whatever they do - just thought I might need them), and Wilton's Frosting for Beginners 101 Course booklet. I also grabbed a large jar of Liquitex Modeling Paste and several 5 inch x 5 inch gesso boards, as I wanted a firm surface.
Once home, having figured out from the all-wise You-Tube what the couplers do (they help you change tips if using the same bag, which I would be doing), I loaded up a disposable bag and tried a few tips out on my craft sheet.
Due to the thickness of the paste, I let this dry overnight (in fact well into the next evening). And then how to color? I like the white, but wanted some more contrast on the interesting textures.
I decided for this project that I liked the more delicate look of the Perfect Pearls, and sprayed away on my little board.
Here are some close-ups:
And so there you have it...... something like a mini-pasta display :-) But quite fun, and I do love the textures. If I want to do this on a page, however, I will purchase the FLEXIBLE modeling paste, as what I used is quite brittle (just like icing, lol!)
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