Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More easter crafting

The crafting have no end!!

My endearing husband have trouble with a few of my personality types. One is my hoarding.
I save the most stupid things because, as you know, it might come in handy... He says "blablaa, you are never going to use this crap".
And this time, HA-HAA, I proved him wrong!
After, for some reason I can not remember, I saved the packing plastic from my timer for a year, I finally found a use for it! This made me very pleased :)
I used it to mold supercute sugar easter rabbits to give to all the hostesses at the easter dinners I'm going to.
and yes, it says 242 on the timer because I love Front 242
Molded sugar:
½-1 teaspoon of water
caramel color
1 dl sugar 

Mix the caramel color with the water then pour down the sugar. The consistency should be as wet sand (if not add some more sugar or water). If it gets to wet the sugar will start melting and they will not look as "sugary". I keep mine as dry as possible.
Use any mold and press the sugar tight with your fingers. Cut clean on the surface. Take some oven paper and hold against the mold, turn over and put on a plate (if bigger stuff, put directly to a plate to avoid cracks). Let dry for about two hours. DO NOT poke on your mold until it's completely dry otherwise it will fall apart quicker then the local fool will collect cans on a Saturday night.
When it's dry you can decorate it with royal icing and sprinkles.

I will not rub his face in it saying "I told you it would come to use" because the other things I have laying around is most likely crap...

Goth Martha Stewart doing some easter crafting

Ohh, I love doing crafting!
My husband have said I'm like a transsexual man, but a woman. Does it make sence?
I'm so in love with glitter, make up and sparkly things I should make a hell of a tranny, and I do think I am a tranny at heart. So, when it comes to crafting I just bring my inner tranny out and dive into the sea of glitter.
My easter crafting.
I had to make some new sugar eggs and hearts because my dad fell in love with the ones I made before and took them all home with him. So cute!
I made a faux sugar egg.
Cut out the panorama window (remember: a goth should never use a razorblade without supervison).
Paint it white, then paint it with glue and roll it in sugar.
Inside: paint it in pink, then with glue and sprinkle it with fab pink glitter. Glue the egg together. Put in some moss, cut out figurines and decorate it with royal icing. Ta-daa!
 Admire the cut out chandelier I put in. My rabbit is kind of upper class ;)
 My white rabbit is two mirror images of a sweet little bunny, cut out and then glued on both sides of a cardboard paper. Glue the sides and dip it in glitter. Make it stand by adding cross sections of hard paper.
 A close up on my real sugar eggs i molded and then decorated with royal icing (make a bunch of icing flowers and put in a jar to always have decorations ready. Lasts a year).

The blue rabbits are made by making a boll of royal icing. Let set for a few seconds while you add an edible pearl as a tail, then make a ball as the rabbits head. Quickly press down a white sprinkle heart as ears and a smaller pearl as the nose. Paint on the eyes with black caramel color or melted chocolate.
 My baby chicken is made out of marzipan, have a golden pearl as a beak and painted eyes in caramel color. What is it with small things that i so fascinating? For me it is the feeling of pretending I'm a giant!