- 100% rigid after drying.
- Great for structural strength.
- Pliable for moulding and modelling.
- Merge parts seamlessly with minimal water.
- Smooth consistency after kneading.
- Humidity resistant.
- Cuttable with no resistance (before drying).
- Instantly hold its shape with minimal sagging.
- Dries quickly for assembling multiple parts.
- No cracks within reasonable working speed.
- No shrinkage after drying.
- Perfect paintable surface.
- 100% edible like candy.
Yeners Pastillage is produced in mid-strength to provide an easy-to-knead, smooth and pliable condition to be able to quickly start working with it. It can be rolled very thin, and it keeps its flexible condition to model the desired shape within a reasonable time.
It contains no fat so water based gels or pre-dissolved powder colours can be mixed with it very quickly. Rolled or shaped pastillage provide a perfect surface for brush painting, airbrushing, wet sponge shading, scratch painting and more.
When time is of the essence, and quicker drying is necessary, additional icing sugar can be added to make a firmer paste. The same method applies goes when extra strength is needed for larger pieces. Keep in mind that more icing sugar requires quicker workmanship.
Adding and kneading in a minimal amount of water at a time makes the pastilage softer and softer. This method can be helpful to slow down drying time in order to have more time to work. Continuing this process will make the pastillage usable for gap filling, smudging, palleting, texturing, gluing and even piping.
Once open, keep the remaining portion in the provided zip lock bag and also an airtight container for more extended storage.
Use colourless oil Spray for rolling small pieces and time consuming modelling. Use starch for rolling larger pieces.
Clean your blade or knife with a dampened hand towel every few cuts to remove sugar residue which will affect the clean-cut.
When you are cutting multiple pieces from rolled pastillage, protect the surface with oil spray and a plastic sheet to avoid crust.
Place the cut or modelled pieces on corrugated cardboard to speed up drying time and turn them over from time to time.
Clean sandpaper can be used on completely dried pastillage to achieve bevelled edges and to remove unwanted imperfections.
Use a small amount of shortening on the tabletop to avoid a slippery surface when rolling and shaping small parts.
Use water with a small brush or spray bottle to glue soft-to-soft, or soft-to-hard pieces. Use eggwhite for a stronger hold. Use Royal icing for joining hard-to-hard parts.
Use a minimum amount of white compound chocolate for instantly joining parts together with no support. Visible chocolate can be hidden with some royal icing which can then be smoothened with the water brush.
Use royal icing or wet pastillage for welding or filling gaps which should not be visible.
Pastillage can be placed in a microwave for a few seconds to soften quickly.