Why is it when I make a character, the gumpaste dries up crackily. I used "Satin Ice" gumpaste and it was sooo cute until it dried up all crackily. What's the solution? Thanks so much!
I've had the same problem!! Bump
I have never used satin ice so I really don't know about it but if I am making all GP figurines then I make sure that I use shortening on my hands and keep them greasy. This helps me to get the GP smooth and keep it from drying to quickly.... just a thought.
I think that is the secret, you have to knead some shortning into the gumpaste - that helps make it nice and smooth. (and knead it a lot before working with it - it should feel like satin, not grainy when you are done)
Oh yes, the shortening does the trick.
Thanks soo much..I will try it !
THE SHORTENING IS THE KEY! IT WORKED ON MY BOW! YAY! THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!