I have a wedding cake in a few weeks that is covered with bright multi-colored flowers that i need to copy in gumpaste. They are shades of red, yellow, orange and light accents of rose. How should i color my gumpaste flowers this way? airbrush them? layers of luster/petal dusts? Thank you
For me it would depend on how much I was being paid and how much time I had. For little money and/or time I would probably use the air brush. If I was getting paid decently then I would star with light colored gumpaste and the dust them to be darker. Passing them through steam after they have dried will enhance the color, take away the dusty look, and make them look more like fresh flowers.
Yep what Michele said I actually like to start all of my colored flowers with colored gumpaste and then darken and highlight with dust. Don't skip the steaming it makes all the difference.
Wow, the steam is a great tip, I didn't know you can do that. Thanks for the tip
Forgot to ask, do you steam dusted flowers only or air brushed too? Sorry for the sad question...
you could also... airbrush your colors.. with the expensive airbrushs and expensive airbrush colors.. if you have them.. after they dry... then use your dust to further enhance them.. then steam them lightly.. hth
Great, I guess the key it's to wait until they're completely dry to steam, no matter how you color them. Thanks again for the tip!