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Platinum paste, I'm in love!

post #1 of 62
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I took a class with Ruth Rickey this last weekend and we made an assortment of flowers using Platinum paste. It was amazing how you could accidentally knock a flower over and it still be perfect.

Oh my way home going down the Interstate I had a situation where everyone on the interstate had to slam on their brakes. I was completely surprised that no one ran into anyone. Everything in my front seat ended up on the floor board.

Thankfully my box of flowers were behind the driver's seat so their were nothing to fall on them.

When I got home I was scared to even look in the box. When they were boxed up, cocktail sticks were used to wrap the 'stems' but some of the flowers were very close to each other, and there wasn't a lot of padding around everything.

I was completely shocked when I opened the box and not a single flower petal was broken.

Needless to say I made an order for Platinum paste this morning. icon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 62
Where would I find it?
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post #3 of 62
Please explain the Platinum Paste and can it be used for figurines also and where can it be purchased.
post #4 of 62
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http://www.avenueschoices.com/acatalog/Pastes_and_Flower_glazes.html

I went ahead and ordered the larger one, since I was told you can freeze it, and it works out cheaper that way.

It was great to work with. We never dusted the placements we were working on, never had to use any crisco, just got some out of the container and away we went.
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post #5 of 62
is it like gumpaste?
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http://www.facebook.com/tracy.suki#!/photo.php?fbid=1899929107362&set=a.1275975348908.2036506.1515707372&type=1&theater

I haven't uploaded any pictures on here yet, since I need to take some good ones with my camera (low batteries), and not my phone. But the above is the link to where I have them posted on facebook. We made 7 flowers total and ivy. I need to finish dusting my Ivy.

I will say, if anyone ever gets to take a class with Ruth, do it! It is so worth it! All of the flowers were white when we made them, and she shows you how to dust them to bring them to life. If you scroll a few pics to the left on the above link you will see my messy dusting area, but what a difference it makes in the finished products!
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post #7 of 62
Thanks TexasSugar - I'll give it a go.
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post #8 of 62
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It is like gumpaste, used to make flowers.

I'm not sure about making figures with it. I generally don't use straight gumpaste for that myself.
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post #9 of 62
I know a few master cake artists who swear by platinum paste. I guess it's time for me to try some, huh?

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post #10 of 62
is it easy to work with as far as drying out too fast, and did you roll by hand or use a pasta machine??? i am wondering how well it runs through a pasta roller. i am going to have to look into this, my girls are having trouble using the gumpaste and we have tried several premades and making our own, i seem to be able to make do with whatever but i would like to find something that will be easy for them since they will be the primary flower makers before long. BTW your flowers are beautiful!
post #11 of 62
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I'm a convert! That's for sure! I can't wait to get it so I can start playing with it so more.

http://www.sugarcity.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_paste_5.html

This website also carries it, if anyone is on that side of the ocean and wants to try it out. icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 62
Now's a good time to buy from over there, too. I follow currency exchange rates, and the USD to GBP rate is the best I've seen since I started buying supplies over there.

Shipping via royal air mail for anything not printed (books, magazines, etc) is really inexpensive, too.

Thanks for the info & link, TexasSugar!

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post #13 of 62
I've used it, and I do like it. I did notice I could get my flowers much more delicate, but it's so expensive compared to gumpaste...

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post #14 of 62
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Like gumpaste, you do have to work quickly with it, because it does dry out pretty fast. We made petals in the morning and were dusting them and putting the flowers together in the afternoon.

I'm not sure about the pasta machine as we rolled it out by hand.

And thank you!
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Is it edible? icon_razz.gif
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