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post #46 of 151
Wow! amazing work FlourPots.

I would love to learn from your tips if you don't mind. Thank you icon_smile.gif
post #47 of 151
Thank goodness I found this! I am going crazy because I attempted to make a gumpaste figure today. Boy was it a disaster. It was held together by toothpicks icon_surprised.gif and had so many cracks in it. icon_cry.gif

I would love some tips FlourPots! If you would PM me that would be great!

Thanks!
post #48 of 151
me too! me too! Flourpots I would love to have your tips.
post #49 of 151
Flourpots, I feel a tad guilty asking to be added to your list as you're probably flat out PM'ing everyone like crazy. But I remember your pregnant lady thread from some months ago and how amazingly educational it was, so I think you could surely teach me something about modelling. So please, could you send to me also? Thanks very much!
post #50 of 151
Ok...sent everyone, I think!

zespri...I don't mind, really.
I've learned so much from people willing to share on this site...if I could ever help, I'm happy to.

My concern is that the information isn't as great as everyone was expecting!

Speaking of the prego thread...I almost fell over when Lorraine herself posted, hahaha...I felt like such a wanna-be compared to the master!!
post #51 of 151
Your work is so smooth and neat FlourPots, that I think we all hope your tips and tricks might hold the secret to it. More than likely you just have natural talent for it, but some of us need all the advice we can get, so it is definitely appreciated, thank you so much for taking the time to help icon_smile.gif

Yes, I remember when Lorraine popped in and you were speechless... lol! She was impressed, that had to be a boost to the ego!
post #52 of 151
Flourpots, can you please e-mail me your secrets to great figure modeling at jennykim108@gmail.com? I love your work!
post #53 of 151
Hi flourpots, wondering if you could include me on the pm?? I have to work on a 'two peas in a pod' theme and i would love any tips you could provide?? Thank youicon_smile.gif My email is cakesbykim@hotmail.ca
post #54 of 151
Hi again flourpots, I didn"t realise I could receive PM on here as I'm so new to this!! You can PM me on here as well, thank youicon_smile.gif
post #55 of 151
No boost, I swear I wanted to take back everything I had posted. I was embarassed that she saw it!!

(You're very welcome, by the way)


kim & jennykim...I've just sent it.
post #56 of 151
Me too please!!
post #57 of 151
I am just reading your notes as I am about to try and make a dragon. I just nuked it for the first time due to your advice, how much easier is that!! It was a breeze to knead it to a usable state. A question about that though, you've said:
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* The prepared/colored fondant will definitely have to be microwaved again to get any kind of smooth finish. But I only do that when I'm ready to make the final piece.
Before that, I work with the colored fondant UNmicrowaved, to create a rough example of what I'll be modeling, or sometimes I use other spare fondant if I have it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Do you mean you roughly shape it, then microwave it before putting on the finishing touches? Or are you saying that you do a practice run with a throwaway piece of fondant?
post #58 of 151
Hi Flourpots,

Can i ask what extruder you are using for the hair? My extruder is looking a bit sorry for its self and isnt the easiest thing to work with!!
sam xx
post #59 of 151
zespri...
After I roughly shape something, that same piece gets squashed down and microwaved, and I make the piece all over again, with the fondant nice and warm and smooth.
OR
instead of doing it that way, I'll use spare fondant to make the rough example, but switch to the prepared/colored fondant to microwave and make the finished piece..the spare will get squashed down and added back to a spare pile, or thrown out.
post #60 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam_paggers

Hi Flourpots,

Can i ask what extruder you are using for the hair? My extruder is looking a bit sorry for its self and isnt the easiest thing to work with!!
sam xx



This lady posted lots of great pics that show off the extruder I use:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftygoat/2528925882/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftygoat/2545824566/in/photostream/
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