Monday, March 24, 2014

Mod Podge Rocks! Wood Grain Peel & Stick Stencil

These two cookies put together have been on my mind for a while.  Amy from Mod Podge Rocks! sent me the darling wood grain stencil from part of her new line of stencils with Plaid & Mod Podge.  I had an entirely different craft picked out for use of this stencil, but I kept coming back to using it on a cookie.  These cookies were made for decoration purposes only.  I am uncertain if the stencil would be considered food-safe, however, I would personally eat the cookie without a second thought.
At first I thought I'd paint pale gray royal icing over the stencil for a little added texture.  I don't have an airbrush for cookies anyway.  Then I needed silver color spray for another project and this cookie design became simplified in a second.
 Shimmering silver food color spray.  Just place the stencil on top of the cookie.  The stencils have a peel and stick feature, which is great to use on a surface like glass or even wood, but it didn't stick so much that it would damage the royal icing surface of the cookie.
 Spray the food coloring:
 Remove the stencil.
I gently dabbed any excess food color spray between cookies, but I didn't wash the stencil until I was finished.  If you've used cardboard or cardstock stencils, you know the frustration of the stencil moving around.  The peel & stick feature is genius.  The color spray easily washed away and the stencil is good as new to use for the next project.
I love this time of year waking up in the morning and hearing the Spring birds chirping and singing away in the wetlands outside my bedroom window.  Makes me wake up with a smile.

The stencils are available at Michael's stores.  Aside from the ease of use and selection of patterns of these stencils, my favorite part is that I've followed Amy's blog Mod Podge Rocks! for a long time.  She is a talented & creative blogger who now has her own brand with Plaid.  Congratulations Amy!  Amy provided the stencil and all opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Hi Carrie!!! These are just adorable!!! I just bought some of these stencils, too. LOVE how you used them! Visiting from Tip Me Tuesday and pinning! Hope you have a happy and wonderful week!

  2. Hi Carrie,
    These are such adorable cookies! I love the Wilton color mists also. They're the perfect alternative to airbrushing. I was wondering what kind of adhesive is used on the stencils, and is it food safe? I'd love to use the product because I've hesitated to use stencils out of fear that they'll move. Others have suggested using magnets to hold the stencil in place, but your method seems even better! Hope you have a great week.

    1. That's a great question about whether or not it is food safe since I used it for something other than its intended use. I thought about that prior to using it for this application, but when I decorate cookies with royal icing it is mostly for decoration purposes, not consumption. I know, odd to some people. I wouldn't hesitate to eat the cookie, but I am not promoting the stencil as food safe.

    2. They are definitely not going to hurt you, but they can't be promoted as food safe . . . that requires a special designation from the FDA. So I would say "use at your own risk" - but they are non-toxic. :D

  3. Those Blue birds are the cutest cookies ever :)

  4. Are you kidding? These are so cute. I am in love!