PaulaT Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 6:00pm
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Hi Everyone,
Am very curious about the use of non-toxic chalk on gumpaste. Has anyone ever used it and if so, are there any specific directions or is it just brushed on the flowers and decorations? It is so inexpensive thought I'd give it a try. Any suggestions and ideas are greatly welcomed!!!

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JoAnnB Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 8:07pm
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As long as the flowers are to be removed, not eaten, the chalk seems to work for some people. You need to use some kind of grater to make a fine dust. Try it on scraps, so you won't ruin your finished work.

redred Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 8:31pm
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I use it all the time. The flowers in my pics were coloured with artist's non-toxic pastels. I scrape it off with a small knife. For vivid colours, dust, steam, dust and steam again.

cake-angel Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 9:21pm
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I was told that petal dusts are made of ground non toxic artists chalk. I used it on my carnations recently. It works great. I just rub it on a strainer and it becomes a nice fine powder.

evesloven Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 9:37pm
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I LOVE the chalks!! I used them on the Froggie Baby Shower cake in my pics. The butterflies and the large flower on top were done with the chalks. I just "color" on a piece of paper to get a little pile of chalk dust and use a paint brush to brush it on...I've also heard you can use it mixed with alcohol. I can't remember who sent that to me, but it was another cc'r here that uses it that way and paints it on.

Cake_Princess Posted 23 Feb 2007 , 6:58am
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Originally Posted by PaulaT

Hi Everyone,
Am very curious about the use of non-toxic chalk on gumpaste. Has anyone ever used it and if so, are there any specific directions or is it just brushed on the flowers and decorations? It is so inexpensive thought I'd give it a try. Any suggestions and ideas are greatly welcomed!!!




It works great. Looks just like petal dust. I bought Mine at Michaels and I used a fine meshed sink drain to grate them in to dust. I store the dust in film canisters that I got @ the photo place. Use a brush to apply to your flowers.

torki Posted 23 Feb 2007 , 7:59am
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I too use non-toxic pastel chalks to brush colour on. I grate through a fine mesh tea strainer. I steam my flowers to set the chalk.

I also use it with alcohol to paint with.. The faces of the angels on my Christmas cakes (in my pics) where painted this way.

ValH Posted 23 Feb 2007 , 9:09am
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I use the artist's non toxic soft pastel chalks all the time for all my flowers etc. Mix with alcohol and it makes a great paint. There are hundreds of different colours as different manufacturers(sp?) seem to do different colours and shades so you can mix different one's together and get the exact shade you need. I was also told that petal dusts are just the powdered soft chalks. I use them all the time they are great. thumbs_up.gif

Val

jules06 Posted 23 Feb 2007 , 10:06am
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Hi, I also use the non-toxic chalks for my flowers - the colour choice is great !I scrape them into little jars/containers,then brush them onto the flowers & steam them
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