Interracial cake topper…diy?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

traven:  Get some artist’s acrylic, like liquitex brand.  Don’t have to get the super expensive stuff, but I would get something higher quality than the standard craft paint.  That paint can look kind of chalky and wouldn’t match the finish of the cake topper.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m totally not a DIY girl.  I’ve seen other bees post interracial cake toppers they had made on Etsy.  If you’re as nervous as I would be to do it I would see if an Etsy seller could make the same pose for you.  Then the artist could even make them look like you and your FI, right down to the outfits.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

traven:  Are you crafty at all?  If you are even a little bit then I say go for it.  Hardest part will be getting clean lines and an even coating, but it wouldn’t be too bad if you have even a little experience with painting.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

If his skin is dark  and you don’t have much experience with mixing colors and fine crafting I would be worried that a DIY topper may come off as offensive to some. Being an African American woman I’ve seen some dolls meant to replicate skin tone that made me feel very uncomfortable. Try finding an experienced seller on etsy, I think pose is a very funny and great idea. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

traven:  get special paints made for miniature model painting and also decent thin brshes that are soft.

BUT the catch is that if the toper is finished in some sort of laquer you might not be able to paint over it!

 

If you can afford to buy the original topper you might want to make a copy of it – using Siligum or other 2 part moulding paste and for exaple fimo polymer clay. In this case you can practice  make a few toppers and practice painting them with the original intact.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

 

traven:  Well, if you are not so fixed on this particular design I would suggest trying polymere clay – like Fimo or sculpey or premo or whatever brand you can find ( I use fimo) you bake it in the oven.

 

It can be made simple or elaborate if you have time and patience. Plus fimo can be pained. I suggest getting a small sampler set ( of half size blocks) and giving it a go. 🙂

 

Unless it is not your style though.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fimo+cake+topper&client=firefox-a&hs=IPc&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eJXJU4CaOKHb7Ab-uYDgDA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=737

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

traven:  If you’re crafty, you could always make one out of polymer clay for a few bucks.  This is the first cake topper I made (I ended up throwing it out and making another one) and I think it cost me less than $10.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

msaperry:  totally agree. I cringed at reading this and thinking of a painted “black” face. I’m also AA. IMO that cake topper doesn’t represent either one of you. I would just find another one. There are LOTS of them online….

traven:  

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - The Armory

 

traven:  love your diy topper! My FI and I are also an interracial couple so I did a diy topper too. It’s nearly impossible to find a toppee that represents us.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

That’s super cute!

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