How to Make a Cookie Handle Tumbler
In many cultures, cookies are the language of comfort, kindness, and caring. Here in the U.S., chocolate chip cookies are the quintessential comfort cookie. Even if our grandmothers never baked a thing in their lives, many of us conjure up an image of a kindly grandma when we bite into a chocolate chip cookie.
Today Misty Leonard of MD Leonard Designs is showing us how to transfer the joy of chocolate chip cookies to our cups. Using Culture Sculpt! In the video below, she shows us how to make a cookie handle tumbler that is nothing short of adorable!
When you first see Misty’s mug, you may think it will be complicated to learn how to make a cookie handle tumbler. But, as you can see in the picture, it actually takes very few supplies. And by using Pop of Color Paint as a both the base coat and glitter application method, you save a ton of time. So grab yourself a tall glass of milk and your favorite cookies, and let’s get crafting!
How to Make a Cookie Handle Tumbler
3D cups and mugs have taken the tumbler world by storm. And it’s easy to see why! There are so many amazing thing that you can create. And there is something so unique and extra about a 3D tumbler. Plus, with Culture Sculpt, you get rid of a lot of the guess work and inconsistency of clay.
Since Culture Sculpt is actually epoxy, you can know what to expect from it! If you haven’t tried Culture Sculpt yet and have questions about it, check out our post Introducing Culture Sculpt: All your Questions Answered!
Culture Sculpt Tips and Tricks
This cookie tumbler is actually pretty simple to make. And, since cookies are all a little different, you don’t have to be super skilled at sculpting to make this tumbler really well! In the video below, Misty shared some of her tips and tricks for making working with Culture Sculpt even simpler.
Her first tip has to do with combining your sculptable epoxy. Since you use your gloved hands to knead it together as well as to sculpt it, the epoxy can get a bit sticky from the warmth of your hands. This can get a bit messy. Misty reminds us that we just need to put it down for a few and let it cool back down. Then proceed as normal. You may have to do this from time to time depending on how warm your hands are and how much Culture Sculpt you are working with.
Another tip that Misty shared is to have a cup of water on hand when working with Culture Sculpt. It can help with any stickiness. And it is perfect for smoothing out your Culture Sculpt after you have molded it. You only need a tiny bit of water on your gloved finger to smooth your creations. Since you only use a small amount and the water doesn’t get mixed in, it won’t affect the curing of the Culture Sculpt.
One more tip that Misty shares is to keep baby wipes on hand. Anyone who has been the caregiver of a tiny tot knows that abundant uses of baby wipes. And they are perfect for quick cleanups in the craft room! If you make get a little excess Culture Sculpt on your cup, just use a wipe to clean it off. It’s so easy and you won’t have to worry about cleaning a mess once the epoxy has cured. We love anything that saves us time and work in the craft room!
How to Make a Cookie Handle Tumbler
- Stainless steel handled tumbler
- Counter Culture DIY Artist Resin
- Navy Blue Shock Paint
- Royal Glitter
- Paint brush Misty likes to use a fan brush to apply the Shock paint to her tumblers. You can use any kind of brush that you prefer.
- Protective gloves
- Silicone mat
- Filter mask
- Ebony Dispersion Color
- Sand Dispersion Color
- Rustic Oak Dispersion Color
- Chunky Chocolatier
- Mighty Morsels
- Mixing cups
- Mixing sticks
- Start by using your paint brush to apply an even layer of the Navy Shock Paint to all of your tumbler, minus the handle. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle your glitter over it until covered. Then tap off any excess glitter.
- Let your paint and glitter dry completely. Shock Paint dries quickly so you shouldn't have to wait long.
- Next, mix up a batch of Artist Resin according to the package instructions. Measure equal amounts of Parts A and B. Then pour part B into part A and mix well for 3-5 minutes. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of your cup as you go, as well as your mixing stick. This ensures that all of your epoxy will be well incorporated.
- Then use a gloved finger to apply a layer of combined Artist Resin to you whole tumbler.
- Next, use a gloved hand to scoop out equal amounts of Part A and Part B of the Culture Sculpt. Misty used about a golf ball size of each. Then smoosh and knead the two parts together until they are thoroughly combined. When it is thoroughly combined, it will all be one color.
- Use your Dispersion Colors to get the color you want for your cookie. Misty wanted a shade darker than Sand. So she added a bit of the two darker browns to get the color she wanted. We are mixing this color right in with the Culture Sculpt. So keep in mind that the white color of the CS will alter the cookie color slightly.
- A little at a time, add your cookie color to your Culture Sculpt and knead it in. Keep adding until you get the shade you want.
- Once you have the right color, set aside a small chunk for your extra cookies. Then form the rest of your cookie colored Culture Sculpt onto your handle. It doesn't need to be neat, just get it on there.
- Next, use your fingers and a tiny bit of water to start smoothing and molding the cookie sculpt onto the handle. You don't want it to be completely smooth because we want to imitate the texture of a cookie.
- Once you have your handle the way you want it, put your hand into the handle to make sure it will still be a good fit while holding the cup to drink.
- Next, for your remaining cookie sculpt into cookie shapes and gently press them onto the sides of your tumbler. The Culture Sculpt will adhere itself the the cup. Take a tiny bit of water and smooth it out. Be sure to smooth your cookie edges onto the cup.
- Now cut some of your Chunky Chocolatier in halves and quarters. Then start pressing them into your handle and cookies.
- Then use the tweezers to press the Mighty Morsels where you want them. You can add as many or as few as you want. When you have added all of your chocolate, set your cup cure for 3-4 hours.
- Next add a layer of Quick Coat and let that dry.
- Then add a layer of Medium Viscosity Artist Resin. Misty explains that she likes Medium for this layer because it is thinner and fewer bubbles form around her cookies.
- Once that layer of resin cures. Add a final layer of regular Artist Resin and let that cure for 24-48 hours. Your cookie handle tumbler is complete!
The Finishing Touches
And that’s all there is too it, friends! We get to play with Culture Sculpt, faux chocolate pieces, and of course…glitter. We love how this 3D tumbler turned out. And can’t wait to try it ourselves. It would make a great gift idea. Or a fun addition to your product line up!
A big thanks to Misty for showing us how to make this adorable cookie handled mug. If you loved learning from her you can find several of her tutorials in our Artist Support Facebook group. You can also check out her membership groups. To see more of her work and what she is up to, follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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