Adding A... Gloss?

Decorating By msdato Updated 1 May 2014 , 9:53pm by enga

msdato Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:08am
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AHi folks!! I have a cake for new weekend which requires a coffee cup topper. This is the photo shes given me [IMG][/IMG]

So cup and saucer and moulded in white. So i thought ill paint it and then somehow add a sheen, like porcelain. Thats where I'm stuck. I would normally steam. But i don't think that will give enough gloss, the shine will fade and also would it make the paint run?

Thanks in advance for your knowledge and wisdom :)

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enga Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:35am
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I think the corn syrup and vodka won hands down for shiny in this thread, hth.

DaysCakes Posted 1 May 2014 , 8:38am
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Ooh nice tip enga - I usually use leaf glaze.  :grin:

msdato Posted 1 May 2014 , 10:49am
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AThat looks fantastic, do you know if i could use it over the paint though?

enga Posted 1 May 2014 , 4:58pm
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I don't know msdato I have never used it before. I wanted to try it too because the steam method didn't work well for me in the past.


Maybe you could ask one of the people from the thread who used it? If I get any information on it I'll let you know.

howsweet Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:12pm
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ACovering something you've painted in a gloss finish is asking for very big trouble. This is something you'll want to test carefully with the materials you plan to use. Give the painted areas lots of drying time, like a day, if possible. But that ensures nothing.

I'm not saying it can't be done, just to proceed with caution. Use as little as possible.

If you buy confectioners glaze, be sure and get the thinner, too.

enga Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by msdato 

That looks fantastic, do you know if i could use it over the paint though?

I think so, check out this one, it has some nice tips too!

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