I love Valentine's Day. Not because my hubby might give me chocolate. It's because I absolutely adore the corny Valentine's Day sayings. You know the ones- a picture of a little bee and the saying "Bee Mine". Or maybe a bowling ball and pins with the verbiage "You're right up my alley". They're the same goofy sayings that cause eye rolls from my kiddos.
What a perfect opportunity to break out my collection of stamps to make a few corny Valentines!
As with most of my tutorials, you need an airbrush. It is one of my most valuable and favorite tools. You'll also need a few other things- like stamps!
I made a completely non-professional video of the process of stamping cookies using an airbrush. Take a look!
Here's a stamped cookie! Brush on some dry petal dusts to add a little color if you wish! Don't try to paint with a liquid color. This will only smear the stamped outline.
Some things to keep in mind:
1. It takes very little pressure to transfer the color from the stamp to the cookie. Pressing hard might increase the chance of sliding the stamp and smearing the image.
2. Make extra cookies. Like a bunch. It's super easy to get an incomplete or smeared image. I find that I make more mistakes with the wooden block stamps (likely because I can't see what I am doing).
Have fun making some corny Valentines!
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we'll create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.