Cookies without the calories? YES please! I saw a kids craft a while back of heart shaped paper cookies with doodles drawn on them with a white crayon and I wanted to do something similar. An added bonus? The light and fluffy modeling paste is just like playing with icing— without the flavor and calories of course.
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Using a large heart die cut, I cut several hearts from a fairly thin piece of scrap cardboard packaging. I did not actually run the die through a die cutting machine but instead traced around the die with a pencil and hand cut the hearts with scissors therefore preventing wear and tear on my thinlet die.
Using the smaller heart die following the bigger one, I cut out an equal number of red and pale pink hearts from scrap paper.
I pasted the red and pink paper hearts onto the middle of the cardboard hearts using a thing layer of PVA glue.
To “ice” the paper cookies, I used TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste with a palette knife through various stencils simply because this modeling paste is the most consistent with really icing- which makes this craft that much more fun! Plus it adds a little less weight to the already thick hearts when I pasted them in my art journal.
When icing the cookies, I was able to get at least two variable designs per set of cookies from one stencil just by rotating the stencil. For the pink one shown here, I used the design from the middle of the TCW930 Cupped Daffodil 6×6 stencil. For the red one, I used part of the middle and part of the outer petal of the same stencil. One stencil and yet the cookies are totally different but very much the same.
I repeated the same process for all the cookies.
- Top Left: TCW931 Collarette Dahlia 6×6 Stencil
- Top Right: TCW934 Sunny Butterfly 6×6 Stencil
- Bottom Left: TCW928 Trumpet Daffodil 6×6 Stencil
- Bottom Right: TCW933 Joyous Butterfly 6×6 Stencil
Since cookies tend to brown around the edges when baking, these cookies needed a little shading using a blending tool with Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo. The cookies are flat but they don’t have to look that way do they?
To give that final touch of a slightly crunchy cookie, I inked the very thin edges of the cookies with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.
I pasted the cookies together on make shift plate (circle drawn off the edge with gray watercolor) in my recycled art journal. I stamped around the edges of the plate using the XOXO from TCW2200 Thank You Hearts 4×6 Clear Stamps with Ranger Black Archival Ink.
I had a leftover pink paper heart so I stamped the word LOVE from the TCW2201 Sending Love 4×6 Clear Stamps onto the heart with Ranger Black Archival Ink and inked the edges (along with the edges of the page) with Momenta Dye Ink in Ladybug Red.
I also inked very lightly through TCW236 Woodgrain Stencil with Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Pumice Stone in the background behind the plate.
Renae Davis, The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member