For the last five years I have had the pleasure of participating in a fun and successful Holiday Art Show and Sale in the historic little town of Aurora, Oregon. This show is sponsored and organized by the members of the Aurora Art Association.
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 with a Friday night artist reception.
However, I have been a bit of an "art slacker" this year. so I've got to get busy.......sooooooooo I started mixing up a batch of "no-cal" cupcakes, like these.......
Pretty cute and pretty easy.....want to try one?
All you need is a Bingo card, or cardstock or watercolor paper. These cards are about 5 inches by 6 inches in size. If you are cutting your own card, I would suggest 5 by 7 inches, then it will fit into an 8 by 10 mat and frame, when you are finished and ready for framing. It is always good to go with standard sizes, when you can, it makes life easier.
Then cut out the cupcake cup shape out of scraps of scrapbook papers or other paper. The frosting top is best described as "cloud-shape". Glue down the cup and add the frosting using Modge Podge, a glue stick or whatever adhesive you have on hand.
Cut out a small red cherry, to add to the top. I drew a black stem on the cherry with a black fine tip pen.
Now, just for fun, use a crayon or artist's oil pastels (which I used) to outline the cupcake and add some doodles. Then, if you like, add a word, or a sticker or rub-on at the bottom. For sure, a sprinkle or two of glitter would add a great touch, too. Because of the odd size of mine, I glued a piece of red paper, cut slightly larger than the bingo card, to the back. Then I glued that to a piece of heavy white paper for framing. Otherwise, I would have to cut my own, or pay someone to cut a mat for each one.
That is why I recommend using a 5 by 7 piece of paper, then you can buy a standard 8 by 10 mat and slip it in a frame and you're DONE!
How's that for fun and easy! Make a cute inexpensive gift for a friend!
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