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Tutorial on brush embroidery that was previously posted on the cookie forum and KarensCookies.net!
Excuse the sloppiness etc. It isn't easy to paint with one hand and take pictures with your left hand (esp when your right handed and the button on the camera is on the right side! ) So just be forewarned that my cookie-ing is sloppy for this but I think it still got the job done.
Brush Embroidery is actually simple. I love it because it looks elegant, it's extremely forgiving, and it looks like you did a lot more work than you actually did.
You will need tools of course. A paintbrush (I use a Filbert #8), A cookie with a base cover (not necessary but I think it helps the brush stroke smoother), Icing.
I like to use a fairly thick consistency. I use a thick icing as opposed to a thin icing because I like the "paint" effect a thicker icing gives. It has texture. Like oil painting....
I like to use a #2 tip for this icing. I just pipe an uneven line to "outline" the tips of my petals.
Then I use my paintbrush to sweep the icing towards the center...
Till I have completed the ouline
Continue these steps till you reach the inner part of the flower. I like to do 2 -3 petal layers
I like to make another uneven line for the center of the flower. It would probably look just as well without it tho...I just always do for some reason...
Then put your center in. I like to use icing of lettering consistency with a #1 tip and dot it!
then outline one side of your leaf
Then brush inward and out toward the "tip" of the leaf
Then repeat on the other side. Draw a line down the middle of your leaf to mark the vein...
Then your pretty much done. You have made your brush embroidery flower. (Add dots if your dot crazy like me )
The same steps and principals can be applied to using brush embroidery to create all kinds of things...
Here's a video with LIVE ACTION!!