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post #16 of 20

gels are a water based composition, and adding alcohol will chemically conflict, i use non toxic chalks, and alcohol xx

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post #17 of 20

I only use Satin Ice gumpaste. I would never use Wilton anything (at least not food products) as it is far inferior IMHO. But the point mentioned earlier about using dusts instead of painting is correct. If you need it to look less dusty and more painterly after dusting them, quickly steam them--it does wonderful things to colors and intensifies them. And the steam wont hurt the gumpaste if you're using a quality one.

 

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post #18 of 20
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Thank you for all your responses!!!  I will be looking at these tutorials on youtube.  I usually buy my dusts from Michael's or Hobby Lobby. My daughter and I do this and our cakes are getting better (all self taught).  I really do appreciate all the information and will try the steam effect...I have roses made and dried and will try the steam on them!  I will also be looking into the Satin Ice!
 


Edited by Mandie51 - 12/12/12 at 7:03am
post #19 of 20

I paint on my gumpaste all the time and I have never had a problem.  Are you applying it thick?  I found that if I put too much paint on the dried gumpaste it does become sticky - but has never gotten limp again.   If I need to deepen the color, I let it dry and apply a second coat.  The turkey in my avatar has a large gumpaste feather back that was Wilton Gum Paste dried for 3 days and then painted with Wilton gel colors mixed with vodka.  It dried in just a few hours.

post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by kazita View Post

Petal dust dries to a dull finish

If you steam it to set the color it will give it a nice sheen

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