Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial with Vicky of Paintspots-n-Splinters

Lets make some Candy Corn!
Gotta start with a shape! Whether it's someones pattern (please give them credit!) or your own, all it takes is a triangle with rounded edges! Cut 'em out, sew, and then stuff them nice and full!
Pick out your acrylic paint colors. I get these from Hobby Lobby. Good coverage for base coating and they're usually on sale if you buy online like I do.
Start at the top with the lightest color. If you're the obsessed kind, then tape it off otherwise, eyeball it. Remember, it's Prim!
Do one side at a time and give them a good dry in front of a box fan.
Time to make the donuts.....I mean the Prim mix! MY version of the Prim mix. You know I don't like the smell of coffee once it hits water and I don't drink it or tea so I either mix up some burnt umber acrylic paint with water OR I do this method if I want the nice smell. Go to the $ store and get some imitation vanilla, cinnamon, & nutmeg. The Pumpkin Pie Spice seasoning is GREAT, TOO!
Stir up the initial and then sprinkle a bit more cinnamon to float on top.
Dip your candy corn in on both sides to coat well. Ummmmmm, it smells so gooooood!
DON'T THROW THIS OUT!! Save it because it turns syrup-py. Just add more of that $ store imitation vanilla to it next time and spice it up again with floaties!
A foil lined baking sheet and 190 degrees is how I bake mine. I set it on a 10 minute timer and turn it for a TOTAL of 40 minutes. Everyone is different but this is the SAFEST way for me NOT to burn them as I get busy with my kids and forget. Yes, I'm VERY human!
Baked and dried, I let them sit over night.
Embellish them with ribbons, sisal, and homemade tags. A spot of glue to the back will hold the ribbon in place and hide where you sewed it all together. You can leave them plain if you so desire.
I like to add the little tag with some #10 crochet thread and go up underneath the ribbon. Tie it off at your desired length. You can also use a rusty safety pin.
Easy Peasy and perfectly primmed!
This does not discredit anyone else in their primming methods. We all have our own techniques that work best for each of us. Feel free to share this and modify for your own desired effect!
Thanks Vicky for the fun tutorial!
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yorkie's primitives said...

Great tute! Thanks for sharing, Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Vicky is definitely better at making these than I am! I love them though!

Colleen said...

I am afraid I would make a mess of these. Vicky is much more talented than I am at doing this! Thanks for sharing. :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Those are sweet and making me hungry. A good thing to use your old scraps on. Thanks for sharing :)

Pendleton Primitives said...

Oh thank you, I need to make some for our home.