I just made a batch of different colored petunias with a silicone mold. They came out just beautiful and I brushed off most of the cornstarch, but how on earth do I get all of it on the darker colors? I dusted them a few times, but it still is in some cracks. I was afraid of doing it right after I molded them, but should I have?
Is there a special brush?
Thanks so much.
I hold them in a stream of steam (from my tea kettle). But do it quickly in bursts, so that the petals don't get too moist. Also dusting them in colored powders helps.
Great, thanks - didn't think about the steam or the dusting powders.
I just airbrush everything with straight vodka, and it whisks the cornstarch right off. Steaming works too.
Vodka, huh? That's another idea - I'm going to try each one. (I have to admit I'm a little scared of steaming, I'm afraid I'll melt them).
I'm buying some dusting powder after work and am going to try all three ideas.
I just take a paintbrush and some Everclear and paint it off. I'd use a airbrush (cause it would be so much faster) but I don't have one. So I go with what works.