Every time I try to make figures with it I always end up with seams that don't close when making a ball. I am not leaving it out long and I am adding Crisco to make it smooth like the directions say. Is it better to make gum paste? Is it me?
You should try a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste. The crisco will help but the fondant gives it some elasticity and doesn't dry out too quickly. Even a 70-30% is better than straight gumpaste.
For each little piece of gumpaste I pull off the block, I knead in a dab of shortening. If you are still getting seams, the gumpaste is still a bit too dry.
I use it often, and Wilton tends to be much more dry than others ,even home-made.
add a dab of egg white
Thank you ladies I am going to go and try all of your suggestions.