donderdag 25 november 2010


As you can see this website desperately needs a nicer lay-out and more decodenny.
And I'm asking you to help us!
How? That's simple, you are making us a header, background and button. (only if you like of course)

The prize? A featuring of your website/blog/Shop on this site which will last 'till your lay-out lasts.

The Rules:
- Deco-sweets and deco-den should be a part of your design.
- you can make this with paint, Photoshop, Paint shop Pro and every other program that's on the market.
For the header: 
- the max. width is 1350 pix.
- the max. hight is 300 pix.
- The text should be: All about Deco...
For the background:
- make it repeatable
For the button:
- The text should be: All about Deco
- It can be animated, that's up to you
- the desired measurements are 200 pix - 60 pix

If you are using other peoples photographs don't forget to ask them first!
You'll have 'till the 31th of December.
All entries will be sent to riechanster[at]gmail[dot]com

woensdag 24 november 2010

Whipped cream - part 2


Puffy Paint
Really useful to make mini dollops, if you have the right piping tip.
Touch: when putting your nail in there, you can still make an indent. 
Drying time: a couple hours
Where to find it: craft store
Price: cheap

                 Paper Clay

You can use a piping bag to pipe it.
Touch: when putting your nail in there, you can still make an indent.
Drying time: a couple hours
Where to find it: craft store
Price: cheap - pricy

You can compare this product to modeling paste. It's a lot heavier and thicker than silicone.
Touch: hard
Drying time: see package
Where to find it: hardware store
Price: cheap - pricy

Food Grade silicone
Don't know much about this product, but this could be used to make whipped cream
But if you have more information, please contact me!

zondag 14 november 2010

Whipped cream - part 1

Whipped cream is a necessary thing when you're creating Sweets Deco
Now for one of the most asked question in Deco-land, how do you make whipped cream?
You have lot's of options in this case, we'll try to discuss them all.

The expensive kind of whipped cream, pure silicone.
This is actually the same as caulk (see below), but much more expensive. 
Touch: rubbery
Drying time: 3 days
where to find it: strapya, online Japanese stores, ...

Price: expensive
(image: Strapya)

This is a product used to fill in gaps between tiles, in the bathroom, outside, ...
You need a caulking gun or you won't get anything out of your tube.
 You can find this in any hardware store.
Most of the caulk-brands are toxic, so when working with this, work in a well ventilated room (set your windows open) or work outside. They also have a strong scent.
Now there are also non-toxic caulk brands.
Regular caulk has a very strong smell, though there is a caulk on the market that doesn't smell at all (GE
 SiliconeII, found at Home Depot).

This pipes very well. Get your caulking gun with your caulk tube inside (help) and pour some into a piping bag. (help scroll down)
You can also colour this by adding paint or even lipstick. (thanks to Kawaiifrenzy)
Be sure to use 100% silicone!

Touch: rubbery
Drying time: fully dried after 3 days
Where to find it: in your local hardware store, Home Depot, Brico, Hubo, ...
Price: really cheap
(image: Toolmonger)

Modeling Paste
If you don't feel like working with a toxic material, you can use Modeling Paste.
This is actually a material that painters use to bring texture in there acrylic paintings.
Since this is used in paintings you can also colour this with acrylic paint.
Touch: hard
Drying time: 1-2 days
where to find it: in your craftstore
Price: cheap - pricy

Polymer Clay
Instead of using a piping bag, you can use a whipped cream mold (or make your own), And you have your whipped cream.
Don't forget that you need to bake polymer clay though.
Needless to say, if you want to cover a whole surface this can take long.
Touch: hard
Drying time: as long as you have to bake (see package)
Where to find it: craft store
Price: cheap - pricy

written by Riechan