Return to the Crafts and Decorations Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Posted by oddie (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 2, 07 at 16:45

I have no idea how this is done, tried to do a search, but didnt find any info, would appreciate any help, I liked how it looked on a easter egg wreath and want to try it.
Thanks
oddie


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Oddie, it's a shot in the dark, but try looking in your cookbooks!

Sal


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

I know I read once where they rolled their fake fruits in white glue and then in coarse ground(sanding)sugar. This was a vintage craft book...but I would be afraid of attracting creepy crawlies using the real stuff.
I'm still trying to track down maybe some alternatives. There are several glass glitters that are not ground too finely that might work for you or maybe some of those little holeless beads??

ginger


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

I did a search too and was surprised how many crafts use real sugar. Maybe that really thin glitter would do or the really tiny glass beads.


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Thank you! I beleive the glass type of glitter was the look I was looking for, I had seen a show with the fruit and thats what I had in mind, just could not remenber how, or what was used , doing a search for the egg wreath I kept comming up with sugar so thought that must be it.
Thanks everyone for your help! its auful when your mind doesnt work right!
Happy Crafting
Oddie


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

I think the fine german glass glitter will give you the look you want. If you Google the term, you should find some sources. You can use Mod-Podge or glue to cover the item, then roll it in the glitter, or sprinkle it on.


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Thanks sylkyoo, I am going to try diamond dust, forgot i had it.
Oddie


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Oddie, "Love that Diamond Dust" (hee-hee). Was just wondering how you made out with the eggs? Please post pics when you're done.

Sal


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Oddie, let us know how it works for you. Are you using white craft glue or spray glue? I tried putting glue on some wooden hearts and dipping them in those tiny beads for Valentine's. Wasn't at all happy with my results so thought my glue must have not been the right type. I love that Diamond Dust look. Good luck. Luvs


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Luvs , I used water down mod podge, only because I had a small amount left in the bottle and wanted to use it up, maybe your glue was to thick, I always water it down, on the egss I painted it on with a brush and sprinkled the dust on with my fingers, I like that look rather then rolling the egg in the dust as it puts to much dust on, this is just how I do it, maybe someone who knows will help to answer your question.
Happy Crafting
Oddie


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Thanks for the quick response to my question Oddie. I have some bottles of Mod Podge that I haven't used in awhile, sort of forgot about it as a glue. I will give that a try.

You are right--the problem I had using the little beads was that they "clumped" too much in places. I'll try just sprinkling them on over some Mod Podge and see if that will work better. Thanks for the help.

I always love your creations. I looked at your egg wreath and it looks better than many I have seen in the stores. Great job on it!

Luvs


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Oddie, just a quick followup. I used the thinned mod podge and sprinkled the beads on--looks much better than the way I was trying to do it. Thanks for the help. Luvs


 o
RE: do you know how to do faux sugaring ?

Luvs, you are very welcome, glad it worked for you! its so nice to have a fourm like this where we can share ideas and info.
Happy Crafting
oddie


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Crafts and Decorations Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here