One-Stroke Painting

Hello Everyone!

I would like to ask if there is anyone who is familiar with one stroke painting or ever tried on a cookie this technique.

Last week I attended a painting course and would like to try this technique on cookies. So far I was able to come up only with this:

one stroke flowers_s

I would like to improve with a lot of practice but cant figure out how to use food color as a paint for this special technique. On the course that I have attended we used acrylic paint, but obviously on cookies I would like to use food color.

This technique requires a lot of paint to double-load the brushes with two separate colors, and you are able to achieve the shading and highlighting in one stroke. But If i fill my brushes full of food color (I used Wilton and PME gel) they dont dry

So my question is: Does anyone knows how to use the food color for this technique to have a dry result at the end?

Mix with a bit of royal icing? Or alcohol? Or some transparent gel?

So far i just used the colors and I dipped my brush into water, but it did not seem the best idea, since the colors quite melted into each other and the water dissolved the royal icing surface a bit as well.

Any answer is appreciated!

Thank you,

Berni

 

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Hi, My Little Bakery seems to do this technique a fair bit in her YouTube tutorials. She doesn't explain much in the tutorials, but perhaps if you email her, she could fill you in. Please share what you find out here too! Best of luck!

Julia M. Usher posted:

Hi, My Little Bakery seems to do this technique a fair bit in her YouTube tutorials. She doesn't explain much in the tutorials, but perhaps if you email her, she could fill you in. Please share what you find out here too! Best of luck!

Dear Julia,

Thank you for your answer. I wrote an email to Nadia (My Little Bakery) already , but she did not share the "secret" with me, wrote only that she is teaching her techniques on her classes. Since I am in Hungary I am not able to attend those in San Diego, that's why I thought to have a round here maybe someone has any suggestion.

I joined McGoo U and found her tutorials on cookie painting excellent.  She uses Wilton Gel Food Colors.  My first try at it was the Dolly Dingle cookie, and it came out great.  I haven't tried it, but I understand that air brush food color works well too.  You can also use edible petal dusts mixed with a little water or vodka.  

What I did before painting on cookies was to make a canvas of royal icing on a paper plate, let it dry then experiment with my cookie painting.  Dampen your brush in water then into your food color and paint away.  Good Luck, Noreen

 

 

 

Gingerland posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:

Hi, My Little Bakery seems to do this technique a fair bit in her YouTube tutorials. She doesn't explain much in the tutorials, but perhaps if you email her, she could fill you in. Please share what you find out here too! Best of luck!

Dear Julia,

Thank you for your answer. I wrote an email to Nadia (My Little Bakery) already , but she did not share the "secret" with me, wrote only that she is teaching her techniques on her classes. Since I am in Hungary I am not able to attend those in San Diego, that's why I thought to have a round here maybe someone has any suggestion.

Sorry to hear that. Best of luck!

Julia M. Usher posted:
Gingerland posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:

Hi, My Little Bakery seems to do this technique a fair bit in her YouTube tutorials. She doesn't explain much in the tutorials, but perhaps if you email her, she could fill you in. Please share what you find out here too! Best of luck!

Dear Julia,

Thank you for your answer. I wrote an email to Nadia (My Little Bakery) already , but she did not share the "secret" with me, wrote only that she is teaching her techniques on her classes. Since I am in Hungary I am not able to attend those in San Diego, that's why I thought to have a round here maybe someone has any suggestion.

Sorry to hear that. Best of luck!

Thank you.  I will start to experiment and as soon as I find out the way, will share here with the community

I am by no means an expert on one-stroke, but I have tried it.  I thin the coloring with alcohol, and I also try to keep the designs small so that I naturally use less "paint".  I bought the tiniest angled brush I could find.  Also, once the paint is tacky, dabbing it with a dry brush dipped in powdered sugar will seal it to some extent so that the dye doesn't rub off on the bag.

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Noreen Ahern posted:

I joined McGoo U and found her tutorials on cookie painting excellent.  She uses Wilton Gel Food Colors.  My first try at it was the Dolly Dingle cookie, and it came out great.  I haven't tried it, but I understand that air brush food color works well too.  You can also use edible petal dusts mixed with a little water or vodka.  

What I did before painting on cookies was to make a canvas of royal icing on a paper plate, let it dry then experiment with my cookie painting.  Dampen your brush in water then into your food color and paint away.  Good Luck, Noreen

 

 

 

Thank you!

Aproned Artist posted:

I am by no means an expert on one-stroke, but I have tried it.  I thin the coloring with alcohol, and I also try to keep the designs small so that I naturally use less "paint".  I bought the tiniest angled brush I could find.  Also, once the paint is tacky, dabbing it with a dry brush dipped in powdered sugar will seal it to some extent so that the dye doesn't rub off on the bag.

Thanks a lot!I will try with alcohol next time. I was using a medium size brush, because I have some difficulties keeping the two colors separate on the tiny one. But I guess it is all just a matter of practice

Teri Butler Wood is master cookie artist and an absolutely precious woman. You can check out her work here of CC or if you'd like, I have a Pinterest page dedicated to her work https://www.pinterest.com/leea...esteri-pringle-wood/.

Evelindecor is another master, her work is stunning. You can check her out here or I have a Pinterest page dedicated to her work.  https://www.pinterest.com/leea...cookiesevelindecora/ She is a delightful lady and incredible artist. Evelin does THE most incredible royal icing miniatures you have ever seen. 

And HoneyCat does incredibly beautiful and unique work. You can check her out here on CC as well and I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to her work https://www.pinterest.com/leea...352/cookieshoneycat/

They are all amazing cookie artists with very distinct styles. 

BTW, I think you did an awesome job, especially considering it was your first attempt!  

Check them all out, contact them and hopefully you can get a few tips to help out! 

Sweet Kaleo (LeeAnn Slauson) posted:

Teri Butler Wood is master cookie artist and an absolutely precious woman. You can check out her work here of CC or if you'd like, I have a Pinterest page dedicated to her work https://www.pinterest.com/leea...esteri-pringle-wood/.

Evelindecor is another master, her work is stunning. You can check her out here or I have a Pinterest page dedicated to her work.  https://www.pinterest.com/leea...cookiesevelindecora/ She is a delightful lady and incredible artist. Evelin does THE most incredible royal icing miniatures you have ever seen. 

And HoneyCat does incredibly beautiful and unique work. You can check her out here on CC as well and I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to her work https://www.pinterest.com/leea...352/cookieshoneycat/

They are all amazing cookie artists with very distinct styles. 

BTW, I think you did an awesome job, especially considering it was your first attempt!  

Check them all out, contact them and hopefully you can get a few tips to help out! 

These cookiers are all definitely great, but I haven't seen any of them do one-stroke painting.

Sweet Kaleo (LeeAnn Slauson) posted:

Teri Butler Wood is master cookie artist and an absolutely precious woman. You can check out her work here of CC or if you'd like, I have a Pinterest page dedicated to her work https://www.pinterest.com/leea...esteri-pringle-wood/.

Evelindecor is another master, her work is stunning. You can check her out here or I have a Pinterest page dedicated to her work.  https://www.pinterest.com/leea...cookiesevelindecora/ She is a delightful lady and incredible artist. Evelin does THE most incredible royal icing miniatures you have ever seen. 

And HoneyCat does incredibly beautiful and unique work. You can check her out here on CC as well and I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to her work https://www.pinterest.com/leea...352/cookieshoneycat/

They are all amazing cookie artists with very distinct styles. 

BTW, I think you did an awesome job, especially considering it was your first attempt!  

Check them all out, contact them and hopefully you can get a few tips to help out! 

Thank you Sweet Kaleo, I know those ladies and following their work. As you said they are all great, but just as Julia said, I have not seen any one stroke painting from them.

Here I am with another try:

blue one stroke flower_s_square

This time I followed the suggestions of Aproned Artist (see above): dipping my brush in alcohol instead of water. The outside of the petals dried properly, but the middle was still tacky. There I was dabbing it with a dry brush with a bit of powdered sugar after a couple of hours and that solved the problem. Its all dry now

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Gingerland posted:

Here I am with another try:

blue one stroke flower_s_square

This time I followed the suggestions of Aproned Artist (see above): dipping my brush in alcohol instead of water. The outside of the petals dried properly, but the middle was still tacky. There I was dabbing it with a dry brush with a bit of powdered sugar after a couple of hours and that solved the problem. Its all dry now

Yes! So glad it worked. Your painting is beautiful.

Aproned Artist posted:
Gingerland posted:

Here I am with another try:

blue one stroke flower_s_square

This time I followed the suggestions of Aproned Artist (see above): dipping my brush in alcohol instead of water. The outside of the petals dried properly, but the middle was still tacky. There I was dabbing it with a dry brush with a bit of powdered sugar after a couple of hours and that solved the problem. Its all dry now

Yes! So glad it worked. Your painting is beautiful.

Thank you

 

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

You're doing a great job!! I've spent several hours trying to duplicate the one stroke painting technique with little success (won't even show you what I came up with. Lol). It was disappointing to read that Nadia didn't give you any tips on her technique. But I'm glad you were able to find a class!! Awesome work

Thank you Carol!

However I keep going on with the experiment (and will share the result): Squires Kitchen sell an edible paint that are ready to be used with a brush in the same way as acrylic paints. I would like to try them, because I am curious how they dry.

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