Painted Gumpaste Hat , Help!

Decorating By Sharonvdberg Updated 8 Feb 2011 , 7:38am by Sharonvdberg

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Sharonvdberg Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 12:58pm
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I'm in a bind now! I'm going to display at athe local fleamarket on Saturday to launch my business and my show off piece is a mess. I made a gumpast hat(graduation ) and painted it black with powder and Vodka. It makes cracks on the surface like Antiqueing. the more layers I put on the soggyer the hat gets. How do I fix this?

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Bskinne Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 2:06pm
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Since you have a few days, could you make another one? I'm not sure the one you have is salvageable (but maybe someone has a tip for you). Then start with some cocoa powder in your gumpaste to make it brown, then add black gel color, then shape and dry?

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Sharonvdberg Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 7:38am
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Thanks Bskinne
I'll try that next time. I'm also looking into purchasing a airbrush kit. do you have any experience with airbrushes?

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