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Homemade Impression Mat (Radiator)

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7-count (explanation below)

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Plastic Canvas for needlepoint/embroidery... *Plastic canvas sheets come in 5, 7, 10, and 14-count (or mesh)... The "count" refers to how many squares/holes there are per inch...So a 7-count sheet would have larger holes than a 10-count, for instance. * You can cut them to any size you like using regular scissors. * The 7 & 10-count / 10-1/2" x 13-1/2" sheets (colored or clear) are the easiest to find locally (Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann's, Hobby Lobby) and cost LESS THAN A DOLLAR!

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What are you most proud of? That I'm cheap and it worked in my favor!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The radiator is such a small part of the overall design, and it's partially covered by headlights one will realize you didn't use a fancy tool for the texture.Save your money and give this a try!

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09/12/2013 Flag

Craftsy...seriously? You changed the format, which eliminated the section with instructions!! You use the plastic canvas sheet to impress a raised pattern onto fondant+tylose or gumpaste (purple samples)...when it dries, *THAT* becomes the impression mat so you end up with indented squares, like Mike's (red samples)...

10/22/2013 Flag

Great idea!

12/07/2013 Flag

Thank you!!

04/08/2014 Flag

Absolutely brilliant!

04/25/2014 Flag

Wonderful intricate designs and lessons. Keep it up!

03/14/2016 Flag