Painting On Gumpaste?

Decorating By KarenOR Updated 5 Mar 2011 , 3:38am by KarenOR

KarenOR Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 5:53pm
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I assume I can just liquid colors and alcohol to paint on dried pieces of gumpaste, right?

I finally found some pictures of the humans on Sesame and thought I would attempt to paint them. However, HOW do I get the image onto the gumpaste without free hand draweing them?
Is there a carbon paper equivalent in the food world?


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LindaF144a Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 7:13pm
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Yep that is how I do it.

Graphite pencils are food safe. You trace the back (hold it up to a window), place it on the dried gumpaste and rub. It will come off slightly on the gumpaste, enough to paint. That is how I did the Hello Kitty one in my photo section.

Moondance Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 8:59pm
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you might find it easier to use dust colours mixed with alcohol

LindaF144a Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 3:09am
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Originally Posted by Moondance

you might find it easier to use dust colours mixed with alcohol

I have used both liquid and powder. And Moondance is right powder is better. I forgot to mention that earlier.

KarenOR Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 3:38am
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My problem is that I am going to have many people and they aren't going to be easy to transfer, I'm afraid. Here's an example. I took out the color so it would be easier eventually.

Hmmm, it's not showing up. NO idea why. I made is clearly small enough.

Yeah, I don't have access to the amount of dust colors that I would need to do all the characters. I might just have to wing it with the liquid and use edible images as a last resort.

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