Swapping recipes is something I really enjoy as well as learning about their
origins. They all have a great story behind! Is it all fashioned these days to
keep them in a recipe box? Well, I do have one in my kitchen...
Swapping recipes often happens at family or friends gatherings. Everyone
wants to know how the food served was made. Some guests might even take some
hand written notes.
How about sending them home with a unique keepsake from your gathering? You
can have some recipe index cards ready for them to fill up or design a recipe
card index bundle illustrating the menu.
A nice keepsake for guests to take home! Show off your artistic and culinary
talents at the same time!
recipe index cards background:
Adding a tint adds a
weathered, vintage look to your recipe cards.
Pastel Pencil: 1122-106*** slightly paint the background of your recipe index
Smudge the surface
using your fingers.
Using Gelatos® Colors Butterscotch paint the
edges of your recipe index cards and smudge with your fingers.
Using Gelatos® Colors Chocolate paint the edges
of your recipe index cards and smudge with your fingers. This darker colour
will add more depth to them.
Sketch drawings of your
Once ready draw your
sweets on the right side of your recipe index cards using Drawing Pencil 4B.
How to paint my Strawberry Cake:
Using Art GRIP® Color
Pencils: 132 paint and cover the outside of the cake. This will be the
Gelatos® Colors Light Pink from the Red pack to achieve a textured background.
a past using a little water and apply it to the background.
stylized strawberries on the textured background using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen:
the divide sections of the open cake alternating with: PITT® Artist Pen(s):
Cadmium Yellow 107*** and Art GRIP® Color Pencils: 132.
Then used PITT®
Artist Pen(s): Copper252 to add more definition to your cake illustration.
Art GRIP® Color Pencils: 147 paint the cake base/plate.
PITT® Artist Pen(s): Indanthrene Blue 247*** draw the edges.
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Pink draw small flowers on it.
the heart cookies is optional. They have been coloured using Stamper’s Big
Brush Pen: Pink and PITT® Artist Pen(s): Cadmium Yellow 107***.
write your recipe on the left side of your new aged recipe index card.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:
Drawing Pencil 4B
Art GRIP® Color Pencils: 132,
Gelatos® Colors: Chocolate,
Butterscotch & Light Pink from the Red pack.
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Pink
Pastel Pencil: 1122-106***
PITT® Artist Pen(s):
Copper252**, Cadmium Yellow 107***, Indanthrene Blue 247***
Recipe Index Cards
Delworth is Product Designer & Instructor with over ten
years of experience in the creative industry. She designs and develops high-end
products for leading arts & crafts manufacturers and publications. She
lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Living in one of the most multicultural
cities in the world she finds inspiration in every corner.
Gabriela blogs at: gabrieladelworthdesigns.blogspot.com
where she shares a variety of tutorials, news from her studio and information
about her workshops.