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?
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?
I'll try that next time. I'm also looking into purchasing a airbrush kit. do you have any experience with airbrushes?