This is the first how-to installment of a design project I'm doing in collaboration with my friend Precious of Precious Bugarin Design. We missed January but are up and running for a monthly calendar download and cake ideas for every month of the year.
I wanted to do a design that was quick to lay down. I also wanted it to have a hand drawn look -- not as crisp and precise as a stencil. This design is not meant to look perfect - It is meant to look like a sketch.
I made a heart template on a piece of parchment. This design is so simple a template is not really needed, but I'm showing you this method in case you want to use this process with a more complex design.
Lay down a strip of deco paste on your silpat. It doesn't have to be any particular size -- and arrange your template (if using) under the silpat so the bottom of the heart design sticks out below the deco paste.
Using a wooden skewer or some such item "draw" the heart shape through the deco paste imagining it meeting the bottom half.