Has anyone used silicone plastique to make veiners for flowers and leaves? I wonder about using my own flowers and leaves from my garden to make veiners at a cheaper cost, but I'm not sure if it works as good as the veiners you buy. Anyone ever tried this? Thanks!
I can't imagine why not. If the leaf or flower has enough texture for the silicone plastique to get the detail.
I think I will try it. I went to Michael's today to see if they had the silicone mold kit, but they didn't. Guess I will have to order it. I've never made a silicone mold before. I was just curious if anyone out there had made their own veiners before. I seem to have this need to try to make things on my own, if possible. It's a bad habit sometime.
I have gotten some of the stuff from Michaels. Tip....let it dry very well. I got impatient once and it distorted the mold so I had to redo it. It should work though.
Check out culinart http://www.culinart.net/silicone.html Dominick has a few products for making molds of different objects. He demonstrated one at the MidAtlantic Cake Show that was painted on - it's used for objects that are more delicate - like leaves and strawberries. I'm not sure which one it was though - I think the yellow one. He's very helpful - might be worth an email.