Hi again everyone - Sorry for all the questions, but now that I painted a set of cookies I've got the painting bug. I have another set of cookies I want to try to paint and I have another question before I even attempt them. These make me very nervous!
I've attached my photos hoping my question will make sense to those of you who paint.
How do you paint a very tiny area in a light color when the surrounding area is dark? I hope I can explain what I mean here:
When I did my Three Kings cookies, I made the long beard on one king but then realized it would look much better if I showed his mouth. However, because I had painted the beard in a very dark grey, I couldn't figure out how to add a mouth in a lighter color on top of that grey. Should I have done the mouth first and then tried to paint around it? If so, how do you make such a tiny area stand out in a light color when it's surrounded by a very dark color?
I left his beard as is because I was afraid I would mess him up.
The same thing on the little scenery cookie I did. I painted the sky in blue but then had no idea how to add white stars???? I kept trying to do them in yellow (mainly because I've read that a few people say white is a hard color to paint with) but even to make little round stars was so difficult because I was painting on top of the blue. The stars came out more like meteorites because none of them are little round dots as I was attempting to do! What did I do wrong? And could I have done those with white?
I need help. The next cookies I am going to try involve a lot of small, light colored areas. I'm making these for my dad and I really want them to look nice. They are Russian stacking dolls and I want to try painting so I don't have all the raised details I would get using RI. I've actually made three sizes to correspond with the actual stacking dolls he has (I don't know what I've gotten myself into here) but the smallest cookie is only about 1-1/2" tall so those small details are very tiny.
I've attached the photo of my template I made to show you what I'm talking about. I had taken a photo of the actual dolls and printed it out because I would like to do as many of the details as possible but some are so small so I highlighted just a few for fear of messing these up completely!
I don't know where to start and need some guidance. Any advice or tips would be very much appreciated. Thank you SO much in advance!