I'm so glad you're here I have such a cool set to share with you!
It's unique and that's what I love about it.
I'm going for more unique sets this year now that I have a bit of experience with the basics.
So it didn't turn out exactly like the sketch but such is artistic creation.
This will be a tad long but I think it's worth the few minutes if you wanna see how the set turned out AND how I created the 3D Pickle Rick cookie.
They were perfect! Also easy and fun to make.
All wet on wet so I didn't have to wait for each layer to dry.
Originally I was going to do mini skulls but I once I cut them out I couldn't unsee potion bottles. So I decided to change it up and do potion bottles and hearts.
I'm not mad about it at all either.
I absolutely ADORE these, I wish I had them for my brother's Dungeons and Dragons set I did last year...
Either way, skulls or potion bottles or whatever else I see next, I will definitely be using these minis more!!
I bought myself a set of minis from Amazon for Christmas and I already can't get enough of them! You can find them by clicking HERE.
You can also find the silver I used to create the highlights on the bottles HERE.
Now time for the Pickle Rick breakdown...
I created SOLENYA by hand... I just painted him on with food coloring and vanilla extract.
I considered doing a transfer but eh... I've come to find this method to be the best way to create without damaging the cookie if I screw up...
It's easy to remove the food coloring and start over. Pretty nifty.
Although to my surprise I had very little trouble with Pickle Rick.
I just got into the zone and after about 2 hours I had created SOLENYA!!! THE PICKLE MAN!!!
So let's pause for a sec and check out some close ups eh?
Initially I wanted to do a crackle effect but I found out it only works with one color and one brand of food coloring so I decided to just paint them and give them a rough sort of look..
I added black to the purple and more of the silver dust.
Once they dried, I embellished them with some roses.
I'm glad I made these little changes. I think it really helped to bring the set together.
The skulls would have been cute too but I think I would have struggled to make everything feel cohesive. Plus I love hearts... and it's VALENTINES after all right?
Just gotta finish up the details on the skeleton skulls haha
I started first with painting on the expressions... that's kinda become my little fail safe.
As for the dude skeleton skull it was hubby's idea to add the little gear and I LOVE IT.
He is indeed my muse. He always helps me to add little things to the set.
Once again that is the same silver, I used it on his top hat too. I do love my silver.
I guess I didn't get any pictures inbetween creating her flowers but it's always pretty hectic towards the end and espcially with the flowers and picking out which tips I want and switching out bags etc it is kinda hustle bustle and I get so caught up I just forget to take pictures.
I actually bought this cute little set on Amazon... if you're interested you can find it here.
I think I may have to do some color peeking black and whites with these. Idk.
Kinda cool though. Very moody.
Hahaha so anyway here's some pics of them bagged up because they're adorable and also the packaging came out pretty sweet.
Packaging is a pain...... I'm pretty proud of my packing skills they have improved a ton!
I made this set for a pretty cool couple... I am happy to know them.
I am soo sooo happy I had a reason to create Pickle Rick and also create something completely different. I am surely in the market for the challenges this year!
Much more to come and as always