Can i add Gumtex to MMF as i would normally to fondant to make it extra hard and hold shape? Or does MMF not even need gumtex and will dry hard and hold shape without it?
I've never had to add gumtex to MMF, it harden on it's own. I can't imagine that it would hurt though!
I add gum-tex to MMF, if I am making a bow or something that needs to harden. My MMF doesn't get hard enough if I don't add it.
I added it once to see what would happened it seemed to work ...but then with what I was doing it probably would have held up either way.
If your doing something like a bow or aloop, I would add it.
i added gumtex to my plain MMF (no gum tragacanth) it became crumbly and has no stretch at all. i also added some gel paste color to a portion and it was squishy and crumbly at the same time. the gumtex i bought is not white and it smells like vinegar, it that normal? also since it's not white, i guess i cant use it on white fondant as it makes it look dirty. this is my first time working with MMF and gumtex, i have worked with satin ice and tylose before to make chacters. please help!!! what am i doing wrong? i just want to make some little figures made of MMF instead of a premade fondant. thank you.