Faux Easter Chocolates

These faux Easter choclates are great for any time of the year, and the technique can be used for a variety of ideas! This idea is by Ele Shnier

Hee hee, sorry for the “fake” out!

Supplies for faux Easter chocolates:

Cutting mat
Rolling pin
Easter-theme cookie cutters
1 can of cooking spray
lightweight air-dry clay
Large foam stamps
Acrylic paint (Burnt Umber)
Small paintbrush
Brush-on varnish, satin
Assorted puffy paint in bright spring colors

Directions for Faux Easter Chocolates:

Lightly coat the cutting mat, rolling pin and cookie cutters with cooking spray. Pinch off a baseball-size piece of clay and use the rolling pin to smooth and flatten it until it is 3/4-inch thick. Take a foam stamp (does not need to be sprayed) and press it firmly into the clay so the design looks sharp and defined.

Take a cookie cutter and press it in place so the stamped design is in the center. Remove the cookie cutter and peel the clay from the mat. Remove excess product. Let air-dry for 24 hours until hard. Paint the entire surface with three coats of paint, letting each coat dry.

Varnish and let dry. Embellish with dimensional squeeze paint and let dry.

Tips: Use a blow dryer to speed drying time for the paint. Once you open the bag of clay, keep the substance tightly wrapped or it will dry out

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