You may have seen these gorgeous Hand Painted Chalkboard Wedding Cookies floating around the wedding circuit or at a party. If so the thought of "How to make painted chalkboard cookies" may have surfaced. Well Ali Bee's Bake Shop offers a complete tutorial.

Ali Bee's Bake Shop:
"So I thought I would talk a little today about the basics of painting on cookies since I've been doing a bit of it lately.

There isn't too much to say actually, it's pretty straight forward.  You will need:

1. A cookie with dry base icing.  Please, let it dry completely.  If you haven't noticed by now, Sugar + Water = sticky mess.  You want it dry.

2.  Some Americolor gels.  I am not sure how this would work with Wilton.  I recommend Americolor gels because they look and act just like an acrylic paint.  I am afraid that the Wilton won't behave the same way.

3. Liquid.  You have a couple choices: Something alcohol based, such as liquor (vodka!) or extracts.  (If you decide to work with extracts, try to find one that is clear.  ESPECIALLY if you are painting with a light color such as white!)  OR water.  Like plain 'ol tap water...or filtered...or whatever....however you like your water.

Chalkboard Wedding Cookies
Source: Ali Bee's Bakeshop

4.  Some paintbrushes.  If you think you will be doing a lot of it, and a lot of experimenting, then go ahead and buy an assortment.  I recommend some fine tip round ones to start.  If anything, a fine tip round... but PLEASE don't try to cut costs on your brushes.  I know the super combo pack of cheap brushes is appealing, especially if you are new to this, but you will probably enjoy the experience more if you just buy one good brush to start and move on from there.  

5.  Patience, and the willingness to practice.  If your a natural painter or doodler or sketcher then this might come easier for you.  If you aren't well.....practice practice practice.

Wanna see some simple painting in action? Go check out the VIDEO"

 

Hand Painted Chalkboard Style Wedding Cookies
Source: Ali Bee's Bakeshop

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