Decorative Dough Craft: Beautiful Projects for Different Occasions
The simplest and most intriguing form of sculpture is dough craft, and with mold-free salt dough recipes you can make marvelous pieces that last for years to decorate any living room, children's bedroom, or celebrate any holiday. The 30 projects featured need only ordinary baking utensils, and they come complete with tips and techniques, all shown in glorious full color, for modeling, baking, painting, and varnishing, as well as with recipes for special effects. The most popular projects are wreaths, baskets, and plaits, and they are represented here by the gorgeously ornate but simple-to-make Fruit Wreath, Flower Basket, and Heart-Shaped Plait, plus many more. Enjoy!
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apples apron baking tray pastry baking tray rolling balls of dough basket body book for method bright colours brown dough brush rolling pin burnt umber carefully centre circles cloves cocktail stick create damp cloth doll's house dough see Tips dough the size edges excess dough Father Christmas finish flat-sided baking tray flattened flowers fruit garlic press hazelnuts high-baked effect holes indentations instructions on p.32 kg 2 lbs leaves MATERIALS 1 kg modelling mould ornaments oven paint brushes clear paper thin card pastry brush rolling pastry brush ruler piece of dough plait remaining dough Rocking Horse rolling pin ruler ruler sharp vegetable salt dough satin varnish METHOD sausage shape scissors poster paints sharp vegetable knife sides skirt slightly strips of dough surface thick tiny balls Tips and Techniques touches the tray tracing paper thin tray pastry brush tray rolling pin varnish twice wall plaques Wipe the baking yellow ochre