Halloween 2016 Silhouettes

Welcome back and Happy Halloween! I’ve been hard at work at my final cookies for this year’s Halloween. Actually, no. These were really easy to do and took barely any time so it was a lovely wind-down.

I wanted to venture into playing with some silhouettes, layering and keeping the colour scheme really simple. I had a bit of inspiration from Pinterest and looking at “halloween cards”. Wow are there some talented card makers out there! I grabbed some paper and started to sketch some ideas. I haven’t sketched in years and years though I guess my “traditional” art from high school just transformed into other creative mediums such as dough and sugar and fabric. 🙂

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I revisited the cookie pumpkins, layering first orange, and then the black icing on top so that the jack o’lantern face would look like it was lit from within. Do you like my spiderweb paper I made today?

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I really scrounged around in my fabric stash today to find some variety. Look, cats for my cats!

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I started to iron out some of the cotton fabric, but realised the crumples added a really nice texture to today’s pictures.

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The grey icing marble effect was a really cool experiment and I’d love to explore this some more in the future. I achieved this by starting to mix some black icing into white, but not mixing until it was uniform. You can see that the left and right sides of the cookie differ, just by how I piped the icing on, whether it was back and forth horizontally or swirling.

I decided to leave the bat out of this design and let the tree feature prominently. Ok so my tree needs work as I was just freestyling here.

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For the final cookie and my slightly crooked haunted house, the layering effect once again comes into play as with the pumpkins, with lower layers lighting up the windows. I played a little with shadows on this one and I like how it has lent an unintentional airbrushing ombre effect on the orange icing.

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I better head off and go select a horror movie to watch tonight, because DO. LOVE. HORROR. MOVIES! We need no excuse to watch.

Until next time, have fun!

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