Tell your loved ones to "take a hike!" with the Making S'more Memories Confection Collection from Confection Couture!
What You Will Need
- Making S'more Memories Cookie Confection Collection
- 4" Square Cookie Cutter
- AirGenie Airbrush System
- Gyro-Cut Craft and Hobby Cutting Tool
- Cookie Magnets
- Plastic Bottle with Dropper Tip
- Quadrant Masking Tool
- Stencil Genie
- Screen Genie
- Isolation Tool for Cookie Stencils
- DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring
- Harvest Brown
- Petal Pink
- Emerald Green
- Glad Press'n Seal
- Paper Towels
Preparing to Airbrush
To begin, take the fire-shaped cookie and corresponding stencil. Use Glad Press'n Seal to mask off individual stencil elements. Tear off a piece the height of the stencil and press flat against the stencil, removing any bubbles or wrinkles.
Now, place the Quadrant Masking Tool underneath the edge to protect the surface that your working on. Use the Gyro-Cut craft and hobby cutting tool to trim away the excess. Then place it aside for the next stencil. Now use the Gyro cutter to trim around the desired section of the stencil.
Peel away the trimmed portion to reveal the chosen element. Next, take the Stencil Genie and separate the bottom and top. Place the stencil over the bottom, keeping the design centered. Use the Quadrant Masking Tool (or Isolation Tool) to protect the edges of the cookie from overspray. Now, place the assembled Screen Genie over the the top and lock it all together using the top half of the Stencil Genie.
Load 4-5 drops of honey food coloring into the AirGenie airbrush tool reservoir. Always test the flow out on a paper towel or plain white paper prior to airbrushing each cookie. Adjust the flow knob as needed. Apply the color using small circular motions. Stop before the color starts to collect into droplets on top of the silk screen. Once finished, gently lift away the stencil assembly and place the cookie aside to dry.
As much as possible, try to work with one color at a time. If you only have one airbrush tool, see below about how to clean it between colors. Otherwise, switch out the tool for the next color: aqua.
Repeat the above steps (minus the Glad Press'n Seal) for the aqua portion of the plaid design on the square cookies.
Cleaning the stencils and Screen Genie
To clean the stencils, simply dip them in a bowl of clean water for a few seconds and then pat dry.
Your Screen Genie will need to be cleaned every three to four cookies. You'll know it's time when the color begins to collect into droplets on the silk screen.
To do this, use a new spray bottle filled with clean water and spray through the screen until all the color is washed through. Next, use paper towels to hand dry the device and a blow dryer to remove any remaining liquid.
Back to Stenciling
The Screen Genie helps press hold the stencil flat against the stencil surface. When additional pressure is needed, you can use our cookie magnets to help hold down areas of the stencil that tend to lift.
Continue on with the remaining aqua design elements.
Cleaning the Airbrush Tool
Before switching to another color, you'll need to clean the airbrush tool. First, rinse out the reservoir with water 3-4 times. Then, run clean water through the tool with the airflow turned all the way up. Repeat once again with water and then a third time with 100-proof vodka. Once the liquid is out, continue to run air through the tool for a couple more seconds.
Now, it's time for the brown stencil elements, such as the stick on the toasting marshmallow cookie.
Proceed with the chocolate on the s'mores cookie.
Don't forget the words on one of the square cookies!
Use one of the dropper bottles to mix colors when needed. For the graham cracker, mix an equal amount of Harvest Brown with some White coloring. You can also use this for the cross sections of the logs on the fire cookie.
Switch to the Tangerine color for the trim on the square cookies.
Complete the flames and log age-rings on the campfire cookie.
Switch to Petal Pink for the marshmallow on the stick and also in the s'mores cookie.
For the pine trees, try mixing equal amounts of emerald green, white, and black to give them a more muted shade.
Your family and friends will love these unique and entertaining cookies!
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