Patent Leather Shoe

Decorating By flowers40 Updated 22 Nov 2010 , 7:00am by cr8zchpr

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flowers40 Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 10:49pm
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I have a patent leather shoe to do, and I want to get that shine that the real patent leather has. I thought about purchasing the lacquer spray, but found it to be quite expensive. I also considered the steaming technique. Does anybody have a sure fire way to get that shine on a gumpaste patent leather shoe. I don't want to try to paint on confectionary glaze, because it dries too fast and creates streaks and bald spots.

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sillywabbitz Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 11:03pm
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I used 50/50 corn syrup and vodka on my wine bottle in my pics and it worked great. It took a while to dry so next time I'll try 40/60 syrup to vodka so it dries faster. It was easy and cheap. I just painted it on with a pastry brush. Can't wait to see you shoeicon_smile.gif

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flowers40 Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 11:07pm
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Thanks Webbitz, I appreciate you taking the time to reply and help me out. I will try a test run on it a see how it works.

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 11:55pm
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Gum arabic and water brushed on. Order from Global Sugar--it's a coupla bucks. Patent leather easy peasy.
I prolly have a picture somewhere...I'll brb if I score.

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-K8memphis Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 12:01am
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Image

Now this particular shoe was also dusted with cocoa to tone it down so it looked vintage. I wanted to show the two different leathers. Don't mind the weird top and pardon that charming background--this was in progress and not eaten!

You can click on it if you want and the picture will get bigger.

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pattycakesnj Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 12:15am
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spray with pam cooking spray for a shining look

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vaniti716 Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 1:15am
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All I do to get a shiny patent leather look is paint the shoe with black gel paint mixed with a little water and a little syrup...really easy and really shiny and dries really well icon_biggrin.gif I hope this helps

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flowers40 Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 6:12am
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Thanks ever one for your advice, I really do appreciate it!

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cr8zchpr Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 7:00am
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I just used pipping gel thinned down a bit with vodka on the "Chanel" bag, worked really well...

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