Does it dry eventually? Did I use the wrong thing.
Thanks for your help!
Anywho, your flowers will dry eventually and they are only wet now because they have gotten wet. Try to avoid touching them as your fingers can leave little marks on them.
Hope this helps
When you color yours dark do you do small pieces at a time or a big lump? And how do you get it to not stick to everything? I did try to color a small piece and it just got really sticky right away. I don't have any experience with gum paste so I just didn't do any more and left it the way it was.
As for painting them, how long does it usually take them to dry? I did them yesterday and this morning they were still sticky. Do they get less shiny when they're dry? It sucks because I'm on a time constraint here, I have to have them done Saturday morning. I also had to do a second coat this morning because there were some streaky spots. I'm getting quite frustrated with this whole thing, I shouldn't have agreed to do this! :(
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!
Once the petals are formed you can then either dry dust them with petal or luster dusts OR you can make up an edible paint and paint them. Depending on the heat and humidity levels of your kitchen will affect your drying time. Allow at least a week for complete drying time.
I dust my countertop with a mixture of cornstarch & powdered sugar (that I put in a dusting poof). This helps with the stickiness.
I thought I'd mention here too that for rolling out the gum paste I used a silicone mat (mine's from Tupperware but I think they're all about the same) with a little shortening rubbed on it.. worked great! No sticking at all
Thanks for your help everyone I'll definitely come back to this forum again when I need help with anything!
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