I am looking for a gumpaste glaze that makes leaves shiny. I have tried desolving ready made gumpaste in water to make a glaze but when I dip my leaves in it the petal dust comes off. Can anyone help me with a technique or a recipe? Thanks.
I have never done it myself, but I read on here just yesterday that you can steam them to make them shiny.
I'm not sure if this is what you need but it's called Varnish and here's the recipe.
1 T Gelatin
3 T Water
1 tsp Glucose
Sprinkle the gelatin over water until it becomes spongy. Dissolve until clear over hot water (double boiler). Add Glucose. Do not refrigerate and paint on flowers, leaves or accent pieces.
Thanks Cookie4. I tried the recipe for the varnish and it works wonderfully. It dries shiny and hard. I also steam my leaves and flowers too but some leaves need a high gloss shine. This is it! Thanks so much for the recipe.
I tried this formula tonight with "lol" results...I guess you have to use it while still warm/liquid. I assumed it would need to cool before brushing onto gum paste flowers, but it solidified into a jello-jiggler, lol. Maybe I can remelt it over a double-boiler?