I read something recently that mentioned steaming your gumpaste flowers after they are dry. Can anyone tell me what the effect of this is and how you would go about doing it?? Thanks for any help!!
Interesting... I have never heard of this. What does it do by doing this? What type of effect does it give??
Hope someone has an answer for this one because I am curious!! Wish I could help!!
. . . the steaming is often used to "set" your colors if you have used "dusts" or chalks to color your flowers . . . you can briefly put your flowers over a kettle to "steam" them . . .
It sets the color. The color will deepen a little and it will add a shine to it.
dragonflydreams is correct it sets the dust colors you have used and give them a life like appearance use a kettle i just put a little water in a pot hold the flowers or leaves etc over the steam for just a couple of seconds not long or you will melt the gumpaste nicholas lodge uses a small clothes steamer that works great too this puts a little shine on your flowers leaves etc
thanks so much for the answer to that. I am knee deep in gumpaste flowers right now. Off to steam them now, I was wondering how I could give them just a little shine. Thanks so much!
It intensify the hues of the colors and if you have more than one color it blends them more too