Make Gumpastes Roses Shiny???

Decorating By Yankie Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 1:49am by Yankie

Yankie Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:15am
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get my gumpaste roses to have a shine. I'm making them right now and they look so dull.
Is there anything I can used to give them a nice shinny look and not a dry look..

thanks

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Doug Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:18am
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standard method:

steam them.

over a pot of boiling water
or
with a tea kettle at full boil
or
one of those clothes steamers.

only takes a few seconds.

just remember -- do NOT touch the flower until dry.

Steam is hot hot hot -- and will burn you if not careful


PS -- is the Joffy under a new name? (if so -- mets better!)

Yankie Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:42am
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Yes Doug is me under my new name.

Thanks for the info..now do i put them under the steam After they dry or right when I finished with them?

And sorry to say Yankees are MUCH better lol.

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:48am
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Steam them after they are totally dry, or else they would probably collapse.

You can also paint them when they are totally dry, if you need a brighter color than you got. Just use gel color mixed with vodka.

Yankie Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:49am
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Thank you so much Texas_rose

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