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post #16 of 56
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It will dissolve in water, but it would probably be better to use vodka or extract so it will dry quickly and the fondant won't get soggy.
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post #17 of 56
Okay jeking, I got all excited to make my "dusts" just like you did, but then I looked at my containers. I bought the ones like you mentioned that stack, but every set I purchased is cracked. Some aren't so bad, but at least 2 have severe cracks, big enough that the dust would be able to fall out. So I am wondering if I should return all of the containers, or just the sets that are severe.

And my Michaels didn't have the 72 count chalk, but they did have a 48 count so I purchased that one. I can't wait to use them. I am wondering though if these are fine enough to go through an airbrush machine or not.
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post #18 of 56
thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif What an idea!!!!!! I love it. Can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for the tip!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #19 of 56
the eyeshadow idea sounds great. we eat lipstick off our lips why not eyeshadow?
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I am always amazed at the creative ideas that are shared on here. Since I would never think of this stuff on my own! A great big thanks to everyone that shares! thumbs_up.gif
post #21 of 56
I have used both the chalk and eyeshadow for my flowers made of gumpaste. I know the mineral eyeshadows do have some of the same ingredients as the dust. And if the chalk is safe for kids it has to be okay to put on the gumpaste items. I wonder what the petal dust is made of anyway. Maybe it is just cahlk with a fancy name. Anyway, it does lend itself to a myriad of colors. Also, the eyeshadow sponge brushes are great for putting the color on flowers especially the edges of roses.
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post #22 of 56
I think Jeking deserves a gold medal for this idea! I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the 48 count chalk using my 40% coupon for about $3.00. I couldn't find small containers that I liked. so I found some packages of kid's paints on clearance for 50 cents, washed them out, and cut them apart for my containers. They aren't big enough for the whole stick of chalk, so I just store what's left in the original box until needed. I made labels for each container so refilling will be easier. Also used a pestle and mortar to crush the chalk.
post #23 of 56
With the eye shadow, I know most of the eye shadows are ok to ingest. In high school all my girlfriends and I made our own lip glosses by mixing eye shadow in with the gloss. It worked great then and I am sure it would work fine for this use as well. Thanks for the tips It is a great idea!
post #24 of 56
I went to michael's and asked where the artists chalk was. When I got to the aisle I could not find any chalk, does it go by a different name. Could someone please tell me the brand they bought.
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post #26 of 56
The chalks are either called chalk pastel or soft pastel. Mine are called chalk pastel but I have seen the same thing as soft pastel. Don't buy oil pastel, it won't work
post #27 of 56
That's such a brilliant idea. Noone would ever attempt to eat gumpaste flowers and decorations (at least I would hope not) If it's ok to put wires and wire/paper stamens in gumpaste flowers why not non-toxic chalk - WAY cheaper and you can customize the colours - I'm definitely going to try this.
post #28 of 56
It is fine to use on gumpaste items. I wouldn't use it on something that was going to be eaten, though. Non-toxic is not the same as edible, and non-toxic items are not prepared with the same standards as food...for example, if a rat poops in a vat of chalk, do you think they throw the whole batch out? icon_biggrin.gif But then again, I wouldn't eat eyeshadow either.

Here's another money-saving tip...you can use non-toxic markers to draw on gumpaste once it's totally dry. It's great for drawing the features on figures or writing on a gumpaste plaque or adding small details to something.

If you want shimmery or metallic chalk, have you looked in the scrapbooking aisle lately? icon_biggrin.gif
post #29 of 56
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...for example, if a rat poops in a vat of chalk, do you think they throw the whole batch out?



Hate to break it to ya, but if a rat pooped in a vat of food they wouldn't throw it out either. There is a certain percentage of "animal foreign material" allowed in food manufacturing.
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post #30 of 56
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

...for example, if a rat poops in a vat of chalk, do you think they throw the whole batch out?



Hate to break it to ya, but if a rat pooped in a vat of food they wouldn't throw it out either. There is a certain percentage of "animal foreign material" allowed in food manufacturing.



Yes, but food manufacturers are inspected and regulated. Chalk manufacturer's probably aren't. Also, foods are canned or cooked at temperatures designed to kill germs.

I know gross things happen to food sometimes. My husband used to work at HEB's distribution center and one night a man's finger was severed and ended up in a batch of creamy creations ice cream...but they did throw out the batch, finger and all.
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