The holidays are fast approaching so we thought we would
do an article on something related to this time of year. We decided to
share our secret on how we make our ceramic ginger bread items look like
they had just come out of the oven. But before we do; I have to tell you
this is top secret information, it took us many, many, many times
experimenting with techniques and colors to come up with the perfect
combination that makes our items look good enough to eat. But since we
love our customers so much we have decided to remove this technique from
the vault and share it with all of you.
Did we pique your interest yet? OK here is the technique we use. It is
nothing very hard to do, and it is actually very easy to complete. There
are very few steps involved, three to be exact, but they must be completed
in this order for them to turn out simply delicious looking.
Paint your item with French vanilla stain.
Antique the item with pecan sparkle translucent stain.
(Oil based antiquing stain that cleans with water and soap)
For the final step you dry brush the ginger bread
sections with butterscotch.
After this we color all accents with bright vibrant
colors. We use bright reds, greens, yellows for the gum drops. Then we use
other bright colors for the icing outlines, and other elements we would
like to highlight on our ginger bread piece.
When completed this is what our ornament looks like.
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learned through the years with you. If you have any friends that you think
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