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.
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 shoe
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.
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.
spray with pam cooking spray for a shining look
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 I hope this helps
Thanks ever one for your advice, I really do appreciate it!
I just used pipping gel thinned down a bit with vodka on the "Chanel" bag, worked really well...