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    Brush Embroidery Tutorial (picture heavy)

    Tutorial on brush embroidery.




    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 keep a moist paper towel around to clean my paintbrush off between layers and colors. It helps keep a smooth pretty brush stroke. Otherwise icing starts to dry on your brush and you end up with chunky petals. No one likes chunky petals...


    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...



    TA DA!!

    Short demo video coming soon (as soon as youtube finishes loading it...)

    EDIT: Video Demo

    Last edited by Alibeebu; May 5th, 2010 at 04:46 AM.

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    Okay, what am I doing wrong, I only see one picture!
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    that's totally my fault!! I had to post it to see if I could fix the photo size...but it's all there now!!

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    Again everyone I apologize for the sloppy work. I kind of did it quickly (I have lots of cookies to make this week). But no one can say I didn't warn you

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    Alibeebu, this is AMAZING! I am so glad you decided to share it with us! I cannot wait to try it out
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    Ok, this is flat out amazing. Thank you SO much for the obvious effort and time it took to do this!

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    wow! Alison you did a great tuto!!! and your COOKIES are beautiful... I love them... I've never tried this and will definitely wand to make some SOON

    Is the "thick" consistency like the one we use for outline or monogramming on COOKIES?
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    Soooooooo nice of you to take the time to do this. What a cool technique! Such elegant cookies. And I REALLY like the lion at the end too. My little one would adore that cookie . Will have to give this a try very soon. Thanks so much!
    Sarah

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing such a great technique. I can't wait to give it a try!!

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    thank you for the step by step,,very clear and helpful,,,i will try it and will post pics.
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