I am making a bow cake topper and painting it with luster dust for the shimmer. Should I paint the strips before I form the bow loops and let dry or paint after the loops have dried?
I would paint it after the bow is made that way you won't risk smearing it.
It really depends on the color..If its you white pearl dust you would be fine..If it just loose powder and not wet you are fine.
You can do it wet to but you need to be more careful with the painting..It just really depends on what you are going for..
Thanks girls i think I am going to dust it with dry luster dust, that way I can go back and touch up later any spots.
BJ That bow is AWESOME!! How the heck did you get that ribbing? What are the pearls made of? Thanks for sharing
that bow is AMAZING!!!! i havent had much luck with luster dust - it always goes on and stain in patches and i dont know what im doing wrong - i cant paint with it fine but i want to use it dry to get that satin effect - what am i doing wrong??
Thanks - that is my favorite bow to make. Your going to laugh when you read this - the way I get the ribs is by using a plastic bird perch (new of course). It's a white plastic tube with ribs on it so the birds have something to hold on to (I guess).... Anyway - just after I've rolled the gumpaste out and cut it - i take the "pirch", place it on the GP, and roll it towards me in one long roll (can't stop and start doing this). Then I brush on the luster dust with a BIG soft brush (I bought a blush brush for make-up). The pearls are made from a mold you can buy at either a well stocked cake supply store or on-line (no Michaels or Hobby Lobby type stores carry it). Hope this helps.
I did this bow and used super pearl luster dust. I dusted them BEFORE I shaped them. The dust held and spread very nice. I do use an extremely soft bristled brush when I apply it - (almost like a blush make-up brush soft). Either way is good though - wet or dry
Beautiful bow, BJ! I have yet to do a bow that I am happy with and this one is simply gorgeous!