Hi Ladies! I was just wondering if it is possible to use the wood grain tool that you use for paint ((that you can get at home depot)) for fondant instead of buying an impression mat.. has anyone tried it?
I tried using the graining tool on fondant and it just tore it up and the tool wouldn't glide nicely over it. I ended up just using a toothpick to scratch the wood grain pattern in then used a coarse brush to stress out the wood effect.
I have read where people use the wood graining tool over wet chocolate and it works like a charm.
Another solution, which I haven't tried yet, would be to brush a dry piece of fondant over with some wet color or colored gel and then scrape it off with the tool to get the effect...kind of like painting and staining.
...or just use the impression mat
Curious to see what others say...