Like I said in one of my previous post, I have been trying to find new and better products to use as a whip cream. I really like silicone because it's relatively cheap and easy to buy, not like proper clay whip creams, which I have to have delivered from overseas (and that's expensive). But silicone doesn't hold the details and you can't varnish it. Therefore I followed Tiff's advice and purchased four different brand modelling pastes. Yes, I know it was expensive :D It happened shortly after my disaster with Halloween cupcakes and it probably was a depression caused impulse :D I also bought two tubes of sealants: white Polyfilla and Unibond sealant. I forgot to take pictures of them so I just add links so you could see what kind of products they are. I wanted to try a products similar to silicone but also being able to varnish them and glue deco items to it.
And here you can see Galeria modelling paste closer. It's bright white but not shiny. I want to varnish it but I just couldn't wait much longer to post it. Yeah, I'm a bit lazy :D
I also wanted to know how these mediums will look on clay items. I've used air dry clay ice cream cones ans cupcakes. The ice creams are made with Unibond sealant and the cupcakes with one of the modelling pastes, I can't remember which one :D I'm sorry!
I have to say that I didn't bother with nice pattern on the cupcakes and I messed it up while applying the paste. The main point was if these mediums will hold the items and the metal loop, and also if they will stick properly to clay. They both passed my test :) I haven't varnished them and you can see that modelling paste is not shiny, but it still wins with the sealant because of it's colour.
So what are my thoughts after this little test? Well, I'm glad that I bought both modelling pastes, even if they were expensive. The prices are similar to Grace whip cream, but at least I don't have to wait weeks to receive my parcel, modelling paste is easy accessible in UK. I am not sure if modelling paste would be suitable for filling Sundays glasses with it, I don't know how thick layer you can apply and be sure it will dry inside. I might use silicone underneath and then top it up with modelling paste. I will definitely use modelling paste for frames etc. I might also use it for smaller items like jewelry, but for now I will stick with Grace clay as I have quite a bit of it in stock :D
I hope that I didn't make you bored after all of this comparing. Choosing the right product for a whip cream is crucial for me and probably for most of you. It has to look nice but also it has to be durable and not too expensive, as it is one of the main components in deco sweets crafts.
Thank you for reading this! :)