Painting Gumpaste

Decorating By michgowell Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 1:20pm by sadsmile

michgowell Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 12:48pm
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I seem to have a problem when I am painting gum paste. It seems to remain a bit shiny. I am using gel coloring and vodka (my husband expensive kind, eek). Am I just putting it on too thick? I am not sure it could go on any thinner. Could it be something else? I am looking for a matte finish, can this even be achieved when painting?

THANKS!!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 1:01pm
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Gel color will leave it shiny. You can use petal dusts for a matte finish or if no one is going to eat it and it's all the way dry, you can color it with Crayola markers.

sadsmile Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 1:20pm
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Paint it and get the look you want and then take a knee high white stocking or panty hose and fill it with powdered sugar and lightly dust your painted piece. It will absorb the moisture and give you a matte look but will only ever so slightly soften the color. Works with Corn Starch also but softens the color a tiny bit more.

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