Originally Posted by shanter
Originally Posted by dcarylmk
Jennifer Dontz also sells it on her website!
Could you provide a link? I tried to find it on her site, but no luck.
Platinum paste is wonderful. It works differently than reg. gum paste, though.
You roll it out by hand (so thin that you can see thru it) so that after it's rolled out, you MUST flip it over so it doesn't continue to stick to the board when you use a cutter on it. You don't roll it thick enough to insert a wire in it--it defeats the purpose. You "twiddle" a piece of paste onto a wire and while it's still tacky, you apply your petal/leaf. You don't use water or anything to attach it (water will melt the paste).
Dianne says you probably could run it thru the pasta machine, but then you lose the drier vs. tacky side and it wouldn't work the same way.
As for figures, to me, it's too expensive to use on something bulky. It's really designed for making soft, natural looking items like flowers, quilled shapes, etc.
It does go a long, long way, so in the end run, it's not that expensive for flowers.
These were all made in classes with Dianne Gruenberg using platinum paste: