I know everyone does this different ways, but I was just curious.
Pick the one that you would say you do the majority of the time. If it varies please share what the variables are.
Thanks so much for asking this question! I get confused about which technique to use when, so I'll be interested in seeing the results.
It really does depend on the flower. If it's a deep color then I'll color the gumpaste and then add shading and texture after it's completely dry. Seems like I keep getting flowers that are mostly white or off white and then have center or tip colors. I also handpaint a lot of my flowers rather than just dust. I like the deep color layered with the dust highlights...if that makes sense.
Keep tthe votes and replies coming!
Thanks Cat for your reply.
I know everyone has their own style and different things work for different people, but it is need to see who does what.
I color the gumpaste and then use the petal dust when the gumpaste is dry. I have used gel colors on dry gumpaste flowers for dots and veins on lillies or orchids after the petal dust. I didn't even know you could put petal dust on gumpaste that was still soft -- what effect does that achieve? I would have thought it would sort of glob up and not go on smoothly?
At the convention I have seen Elizabeth Parvu 'paint' her white gumpaste with the the dry dusts while the gumpaste is still fresh.
Interesting! I'll have to experiment!