lecrn Posted 1 Apr 2007 , 11:26pm
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I'm planning on placing these flowers on a cake this weekend. They're made of gumpaste. I also have g.paste butterflies to place on the cake. I was wanting to use bc, but will it be difficult for me to get the decor to stay on the cake.
Thx!
LL

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Feefs Posted 1 Apr 2007 , 11:32pm
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lovely... they are a gorgeous colour... how did u get that colour?

lecrn Posted 1 Apr 2007 , 11:40pm
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Thanks. I used pink Pearl Ex powder (on the stamp isle @ Micheals). First coat was mixed with ETOH. Second coats where dry brused on. I also added some gold & green. Then I steamed the flowers. I actually wanted the flowers to be a little lighter pink. This is the first time that I've used the Pearl EX. The stemans are too big in the smaller flowers. Oh, well don't think anyone will notice @ the party.

Lady_bug768 Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 11:00pm
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Cool flowers. I do have a question which may be "dumb". Are they edible? If they are I think that I'm going to have to get some of the ink you used.

lecrn Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 11:21pm
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Yes, I guess they are "edible", although if you bit into one, you would probably chip several teeth (ha-ha). I would not recommend for any to eat dried gumpaste. Hard as a rock!

peasacake Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 12:44am
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Beaut-eee-ful!!!

What is Pearl Ex powder (on the stamp isle @ Micheals) and ETOH?

They are going to LOVE them!

lecrn Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:05am
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Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure that I got it @ JoAnn. I go to the craft stores so much, I get them confused. Pearl Ex is actually stamping powder. It's sold in little containers like the luster/pearl dust. You can either dry brush it on or mix it with alcohol (Vodka) or extract & paint it on.

peasacake Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:10am
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Interesting! I'll have to check it out. I can 100% relate...JoAnn's/Micheals

kmoores Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:13am
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Wow they are amazing... one questions tho, is that a keyboard on the right hand side hat1.gif

lecrn Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:16am

That's just my laptop.

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kmoores Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:41am

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nanahaley Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:49am

Pearl Ex is a pigment powder used by rubber stampers. Their web site mixes it with just about any medium (ink, clay, paint, etc.) but not anything edible. The web site says it is safe and non-toxic, but I personally would not want to eat it. Your flowers are beautiful. I have not used Luster or Pearl Dust yet, but would they give the same effect?

lecrn Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 1:54am
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I have not used Luster or yet, but would they give the same effect?




Neither have I. This is my first experience using the pearl ex. I like using it & it's cheaper if you have a coupon. I have dusted regular chalk onto flowers.

mommakescakes Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 2:00am
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