What Is The Best Gumpaste Adhesive When Making Flowers?

Decorating By PLAmom Updated 8 Sep 2012 , 8:14pm by lrlt2000

PLAmom Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 4:32pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I usually use water mixed with Merinque Powder but it usually dries shinny with a slight yellowish color. What is the best adhesive to use when working with flowers (satin ice gumpaste).

Thank you.

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MsGF Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 5:19pm
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I use gum glue made with Tylose Powder. I haven't noticed any issues after it drys.

Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Tylose Powder to 1/4 cup boiled water. Stir until it is smooth and the thickness you like. I usually use about 1/2 cup boiled water. If it is lumpy it will dissolve smooth after it sits. I keep mine in a 125 ml (1/2 cup) canning jar at room temperature. I was told it can last 6 months like that. If it gets too thick just add a bit more boiled hot water.

Take Care

MsGF Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 5:21pm
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I also use Satin Ice Gum Paste and Fondant icon_smile.gif

PLAmom Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 5:49pm
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Thank you I will try that. icon_smile.gif

lrlt2000 Posted 8 Sep 2012 , 8:14pm
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I just used water or water with a piece of GP dissolved in it. For me, it was enough to hold petals together.

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