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Gingerbread Skillet

by Debbie Huska

Learn how to use Quik Wood Epoxy Putty on a cast iron enamel coated ashtray skillet to add dimension to create for a one of a kind gingerbread skillet decoration.



Flea Market Cast Iron Enamel Coated Ashtray Skillet


DecoArt Americana

Antique White DA058

Burnt Sienna DA064

Buttermilk DA03

Dark Chocolate DAG65

Honey Brown DA163

Lamp (Ebony) Black DA067

Light Buttermilk DA164

Raw Sienna DA093

Snow (Titanium) White DA01

Tuscan Red DA265


DecoArt Americana Dura Clear Matt Varnish DS60 Triple Thick Brilliant Brush On Gloss Glaze

Brushes # 8 Artist Loft Vienna Shader

# 2 Artist Loft Vienna Shader

# 4 Majestic Royal & Langnickel R4150 10/0 Artist Loft TM Vienna Liner/Fine Z73

5/8” 8mm Crafter’s Choice R9113 Royal & Langnickel Dome Brush 3/8” 16mm Crafter’s Choice R9113 Royal & Langnickel Dome Brush

3/8” Angular Majestic Royal & Langnickel R4160

¼” Angular Majestic Royal & Langnickel R4160

#1 Round Brush Zen TM Royal Langnickel 273 R

Miscellaneous Supplies

2 oz. Quik Wood Epoxy Putty #9024 Quik

Gemplers 8-mil Powdered Nitril Gloves Small (8) #198251

Strathmore Palette Paper 365-9

Inexpensive Moisturizer Lotions

Johnson’s Baby Powder

Masking Tape

Paper Towels

Rubbing Alcohol

Fine Point Stylus


Palette Knife R2 Italy Langnickel

#2 Pencil


Soap and Water

Tracing Paper

Helpful Tips

When working with Quik Wood, it is very important to read all Instructions and warnings.

I use rubber gloves. Knead the Quik Wood till it is one color without any white streaks. This step is very important, if not all one color, it will not harden completely. Rub a little baby powder on your hands before putting on the rubber gloves, this helps sliding on the rubber gloves easier. When kneading the Quik Wood, I use a cheap moisturizer or lotion, a drop on the rubber gloves, so the Quik Wood doesn’t stick to your gloves, if you use any more than that when kneading the Quik Wood, it will get slimy. Before painting your Quik Wood Project, wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. If you have any rough spots you can use sand paper when it has hardened.


Wash and dry the skillet. Knead ½”piece of Quik Wood till it is one color. Spread a thin coat of kneaded Quik Wood on your skillet over the embossed areas of the skillet with a palette knife, pulling as thin as possible.


Roll the remaining piece of the kneaded Quik Wood into a ball and place on the skillet for the nose, as per the line drawing. Let harden. Knead another ½” piece of Quik Wood till it is one color, roll into a rope.

Put on the skillet where the Icing would go, per the line drawing. Let harden.

Wipe the entire skillet, including the hardened Quik Wood with rubbing alcohol. Base coat the entire skillet with matt varnish using a #8 shader brush, let dry.

Base coat the skillet except the handle with Antique White, may need two coats, so it is opaque, let dry. Base coat the skillet, except the handle and Icing, with Dark Chocolate, needs two coats, let dry. Stipple with the 5/8” dome brush with Burnt Sienna.

Repeat with Raw Sienna, then Honey Brown. Repeat with Buttermilk, stipple a couple of times on a paper towel, and then lightly stipple on the skillet.

Dip 3/8” Dome Brush in Tuscan Red, rub off most of the paint on a paper towel, dry brush on each side of the nose for the rosy cheeks.

Base coat the icing with Buttermilk using #4 shader brush, two coats, let dry. Shade under the icing and nose with Dark Chocolate using 3/8” angular brush.

Shade the icing with Honey Brown. Highlight the Icing with Snow White. Dry brush the bottom half of the Icing with Honey Brown, with 3/8” Dome Brush. Dry brush the top half of the Icing and the top of the nose with Snow White. Draw with #2 pencil or trace the eyes and the mouth lines.

Shade around the eyes and the mouth with Dark Chocolate using a 3/8” angular brush. Base coat the eyes with Snow White using a #1 round brush. Paint the pupil with Lamp Black with #1 Round Brush. Highlight a “C” stroke on the pupil with Snow White, using a 3/8” angular brush. Dot the life dot on the pupils with Snow White using a fine point stylus. Outline the eyes and lashes with thinned Lamp Black use a liner brush. Highlight a “C” stoke on top of nose with #1 round brush with Snow White. Base coat the handle and around the outer edge of the skillet with Lamp Black, using a #8 shader brush. Erase any pencil or tracing lines that are showing. Varnish with Triple Thick Glaze with #8 shader brush. Let dry.

I like adding a ribbon bow around the handle.

You have now finished and created a cute gingerbread skillet for your kitchen or a great one of a kind gift for your gingerbread loving friends.

About Debbie...

I have been painting for about 20 years, a friend at work showed me the brush strokes. I have painted every day since then. I love painting on anything that does not move. I started molding with Quik Wood Epoxy Putty, just playing around, about 4 years ago. I started to create all kinds of different creations with the Quik Wood. I love creating unusual one of a kind items.

Photo Credit and Pattern Copyright - Debbie Huska

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