I love the folk art scene. Wish I was gifted in that arena. Until I discover some (really wish) unseen, hidden talent, I took inspiration from the uber.sensational Johanna Parker (based in Denver, I believe. Happy birthday Johanna!) and the catalog designers from Olive and Cocoa.
Please, no Samhainophobia today! May your candy buckets be full of joyful treats (Almond Joy?)!
Go 4th and celebrate! Here’s to a folksy Independence Day (and by that , I mean I hope you celebrate with some folks that you really enjoy)!
I really liked the shape of these cookies. A cross between folk art and primitive design, I wanted their shape and texture to stand out. I drew the bunny outlines on card stock and then hand cut them out of dough by tracing the shape with a sharp knife. The color was a mix of Americolor warm brown and black. I flooded the whole cookie with 15-20 second royal icing, waited a minute, and then stippled the whole surface with scrunched saran wrap to achieve the texture look. While the base icing was still wet, I stuck in the whiskers (shredded wafer paper). Once that had dried completely, a black dot for the eyes was added and I shaded with watered down dark brown and a paint brush. The last addition was the painted pink blush for the ears and “cheeks.”
I had a few spare blank cookies left from another order so I added a different perspective rabbit and a carrot for this last pic.