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Julia's May 2021 Stencil Release - Chomp-Stomp-Roar!

 

As I mentioned in last month's fairy princess release, I'm departing a bit from my usual seasonal releases, and adding a few more event-related and on-trend themes to my stencil mix. No unicorns or llamas though, I promise! There's a difference between on-trend and overdone, IMO. Since April was designed for little girls, May celebrates little boys with this prehistoric dinosaur set complete with a triceratops, brontosaurus, pterodactyl, and, of course, T-Rex!

I've done up this month's release in nine colors, which makes for the most lifelike look! But, if you don't have the time or ambition for multiple colors, no worries! This set can look very bold and fun in just one or two colors. Here's my colorful spin on it . . .

New MAY 2021 Stencils 2

And, as per usual, here are all of the quick links to these stencils on my partner Confection Couture Stencils' site:

Also, don't forget: the landscape background stencil in this month's background set (pictured to the far left in the image directly below) is also sold separately. You can find it listed as Prehistoric Landscape Dynamic Duos Background Cookie Stencil on my partner's site.

Before we move on to the details of what's in each set, let's discuss my Stencil of the Month Club for just a bit. Basically, if you join my club, each month you'll automatically get the current month's background set along with my partner's single companion stencil, all at a substantial (~20%) discount. For example, here's what my club's offering looks like this month:

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Pretty excellent deal, right?! If you're clamoring to sign up, here's the link for more info.

Now, let's explore the background set! (Or, if you're familiar with how my sets are organized, feel free to jump down to my summary videos at the end of this post. The first "style reel" shows the many design variations possible with this release; the second is a rapid-fire time-lapsed tutorial that shows how I created one representative design.)

Chomp-Stomp-Roar Dynamic DuosTM Background Set (7 pieces)
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As always, the simplest way to use this set is to stencil with only the background sheet, aka the Prehistoric Landscape Dynamic Duos Background Cookie Stencil, pictured first. Here are some small cookies (no more than 2 x 3 inches) that show different exposures of the volcanic landscape . . .

IMG_1903 THREE VOLCANOS MORE SEPARATION VERT GOOD

And a much closer crop . . .

TRIO OF VOLCANOS CLOSER USE NICE

Of course, the designs get all the more interesting, IMO, when the various prehistoric creatures are layered on top. (Again, my quickie tutorial below shows how to lay the masks with a little bit of painter's tape to leave room for the corresponding stencils to be airbrushed on top.)

Here's a one-dinosaur variation using T-Rex . . .

TREX REALL NICE USE HIGHER

And a closer look . . .

TREX REALL NICE USE. REALLY CLOSE

And another with T-Rex facing off with a pterodactyl . . .

TREX AND PTERO MORE OVERLAP SQ USE

And, yet another with a triceratops . . .

TRICERATOPS SQ USE CLOSER

If you were wondering, the triceratops that's walking in the sugar "sand" is a fondant appliqué (a thin sheet of fondant, on which the creature was airbrushed/stenciled, and then cut out). Such a piece could have been applied to the cookie too, as I've done in many other past posts, but, in this case, I preferred it as a standalone prop in my landscape.

The more the merrier, as they say! I close this section with a large cookie (about 4 x 5 inches) that uses two dinosaurs and a pterodactyl!

IMG_1724THREE DINOS LESS BLOWN OUT

Here's a zoomed-in view so you can appreciate the precision-airbrushing . . .

THREE DINOS ALL ROCKS NICE SQ SUPER CLOSE USE

With the background set fully explained, let's turn now to the complementary message and frame set, which has the following seven pieces:

Chomp-Stomp-Roar Dynamic DuosTM Message and Frame Set (7 pieces)
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Framed messages can, of course, be airbrushed and stenciled directly onto the dino-landscape background, directly on the cookie, as show in the next four photos . . .

IMG_1890 ONE DONE IN SHOT FULLYVERT

Zooming in . . .

IMG_1890 ONE IN SHOOT SQ MORE LANDSCAPE GOOD

Now, a message with a triceratops . . .

IMG_1806 CSTR ON COOKIE SQ GOOD

And, lastly, T-Rex with a fierce statement . . .

ORK TREX SQ USE

Or, you can create a little extra lift (and surprise) by turning the framed messages into fondant appliqués. Here's an example that uses a three-color message appliqué . . .

TRI LOWER ANGLE MESS PLQ EVEN WHITER

The upper right pterodactyl is an appliqué too!

Now, a few simpler two-color appliqués, all snuggled up to the same cookie . . .

IMG_1796 3 DINOS 1 ROAR KID SQIMG_1768 3DINOS LTWHYR BLUE SQ SUPER CLOSE USEIMG_1758THREE DINOS LWHYR MESS SQ HIGHER

As I've said before (and will say again, because it's so true), I love the design flexibility that fondant appliqués afford. On the above cookie, I swapped out messages to my hearts content until I finally settled on the one ("Chomp-Stomp-Roar") to "glue" onto the cookie . . .

3 DINOS BEST CSR SQ USE LOGO

And, last but not least, the handy video recaps mentioned at the top of this post . . .

Style Reel

Time-Lapsed Tutorial

'Til next time, have a rawr-some month of dino-mite decorating! (Ahh, silly puns . . . I just can't get enough of them! )

Key Links:

If you have any technical questions about these stencils, just email me at sweetlife@juliausher.com or leave a comment below. Please, however, direct all ordering and Stencil of the Month Club questions to my stencil partner, Confection Couture Stencils, at service@confectioncouturestencils.com. Thank you!

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  • Julia's May 2021 Dynamic Duos™ Release - Chomp-Stomp-Roar!: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Julia's May 2021 Dynamic Duos™ Release, In One Glimpse!: Cookies and Photos by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Julia's May 2021 Stencil of the Month Club Offering: Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils; Graphic Design by Confection Couture Stencils
  • Julia's May 2021 Chomp-Stomp-Roar Dynamic Duos™ Background Set Contents: Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils; Graphic Design by Confection Couture Stencils
  • Just the Background Stencil in Use: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Closer View of Cookies Using Only the Background Stencil: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • T-Rex All Alone!: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Closer View of Solo T-Rex: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • T-Rex Facing Off Pterodactyl: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Two Triceratops: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Two Dinosaurs and Pterodactyl: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Closer Look at Two Dinosaurs and Pterodactyl: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Julia's May 2021 Chomp-Stomp-Roar Dynamic Duos™ Message and Frame Set Contents: Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils; Graphic Design by Confection Couture Stencils
  • Brontosaurus with Message Directly on Cookie: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Closer View of Brontosaurus with Message Directly on Cookie: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Triceratops with Message Directly on Cookie: Cookies and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • T-Rex with Message Directly on Cookie: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Three-Color Fondant Appliqué: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Two-Color Fondant Appliqué: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Another Two-Color Fondant Appliqué on Same Cookie: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Yet Another Two-Color Fondant Appliqué on Same Cookie: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils
  • Final Two-Color Fondant Appliqué Selection!: Cookie and Photo by Julia M Usher; Stencils Designed by Julia M Usher with Confection Couture Stencils

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Great!! I love the footsteps especially!!   Is there also a cookie photo for it?

Thanks! No, I have not made cookies with the tracks stencil. It is one of my partner's designs (with no design involvement from me). I don't make cookies for their stencils, as that's not part of my contractual obligation and I only have so many hours in a day! But if you click on the link to it above, it will take you to that page on their site, where you'll see a graphical representation of it superimposed on real cookies.

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Thanks! No, I have not made cookies with the tracks stencil. It is one of my partner's designs (with no design involvement from me). I don't make cookies for their stencils, as that's not part of my contractual obligation and I only have so many hours in a day! But if you click on the link to it above, it will take you to that page on their site, where you'll see a graphical representation of it superimposed on real cookies.

Oh, I did not know that. Thank you for the info Julia! 😘

I use and enjoy many of your stencils. What did you use to cut the dragon cookies?  Did you make your own cookie cutter?  These are delightful!!!!

First, thanks so much for your support of my stencil line! What I earn with it goes toward paying the monthly fees on this site and keeping it free to members, so every dollar counts!

I just randomly tore the edges of these cookies, just as you would deckle the edge of paper (i.e., I set down a ruler on the rolled dough as a rough guide and then tore the dough "against" the ruler). If an irregular rolled edge was already nice, I left it. So every cookie you see is a different size and shape, some rather small (2 x 3 inches or less) and some larger to accommodate every possible design element (but none any larger than 5 inches on a single dimension).

I use and enjoy many of your stencils. What did you use to cut the dragon cookies?  Did you make your own cookie cutter?  These are delightful!!!!

Correction ….. what cookie cutter did you use on the dinosaur cookies?   I don’t see them on your site.  

Correction ….. what cookie cutter did you use on the dinosaur cookies?   I don’t see them on your site.  

See my comment directly above. No cutter was used.

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