Has anyone ever used non-toxic chalk (the chalkboard type) to color their gumpaste flowers. I'm sure I read somewhere that this is an acceptable technique.
Yes, I have used this. Works about as well as petal dusts, but much, much less expensive! You can also mix the chalk dusts with alcohol to make a more vibrant color.
Many people do but as a "personal" preference, I don't like using it because it isn't manufactured and handled as if it was going on something edible.
I do, and I love the way it works, but I only put it on gumpaste, which I tell people to not eat. It won't kill them, but it's pretty gross.
I use it. Nontoxic artists chalk is a lot more vivid than chalkboard chalks and not too expensive...bought a box of 48 colors at Hobby Lobby for $5.
Before they started making all the expensive little jars of petal dust, books about making flowers said to use grated chalks, so it's not really such a weird thing to do.
You can use nontoxic markers (crayolas ) on dried gumpaste too.
I have and was pleased
Thanks for all your responses.