I'm So CURIOUS. My friend is taking Classes on how to Make flowers & Color them. She was told by her Teacher,That she uses Non-Toxin Chalk to color her flowers. Can you really do this. Please, Help.... Has me cuious Thanks for looking & answering my question. You all have a Lovely day...
Margie from CT
Yes...before there were so many kinds of petal dust people used to grate non-toxic chalk and use it as petal dust...not on the flowers that will be eaten. In the Wilton gumpaste flowers book it says to use chalk to color the flowers.
I do it sometimes...I bought 48 colors of chalk at Hobby Lobby for $5 and I grate them on the back of a strainer and then store the chalk in little cups I got at the craft store...they look like the paint-by-number paint containers but they come empty. I only do it to gumpaste flowers, not fondant ones, and I steam them so that the dust is not going to fall off.
that's what they taught me at the wilton shcool.
It tends to give a more matte finish. It's a nice effect to then add a little petal dust too.
just experiment and have fun
But, It's not edible & You would like your customer know that they are not edible.. Yes, Thanks for your answers....
To me once a wire goes into a flower, then that flower is not edible anymore. I only use it on wired flowers so no problems here
Most of my gp flowers are wired so I make sure they know not to eat them
(altho one of my goofball friends did it anyway )
I know that Scott Woolley uses the pastels for his flowers at times.
I got my non toxic chalks in the painting isle at Hobby Lobby. There are probably 50 sticks and it was way cheaper than all of those colors in petal dust. I only use them on gum paste flowers and most people save them rather than eat them. I dont think I have ever had anyone eat a gum paste flower yet but if a child was to bite into one they are as safe as if they ate a crayon.