Hello! Does anyone know how to preserve gumpaste creations, aside from using a pouch of silica to keep moisture down. A client is requesting to keep her creation forever. Any suggestions? Is there something I can coat the items with?
Hmmm... I have kept all of my class work from about 10 years ago. It's not fancy, but I keep mine in plastic containers lined with that "egg crate" foam (sponge). I checked mine recently and the colors still look good (maybe a LITTLE faded) and they are not broken. HTH!
I have saved my rocking horse display I took to 2008 OSSAS under a dome glass display with a few silica pouches hidden behind. It still looks great!! I just saved some silica (small) pouches from vitiamin bottles. I just keep it out of direct sunlight and so far it has not faded. I have a magnolia flower that I want to save in a shadow box - but haven't found one deep enough to keep it in.
Yes, cakesbybert, good point I myself forgot to mention! I keep all of my work out of direct sunlight. (Thanks!)
Never mind - if you want to know where you can get the silica - just pm me and I will tell you - no matter how I post it - it removes it.