Flexique is a brand new product, and because there's nothing else like it, we want to make sure you have some basics on how to prepare the mixture, as well as some details on how to use it along with all the other Flexique products.
To insure you get accurate information in classes you attend we've established a Certified Instructor program where we insure the instructors are armed with complete and up to date information about our product line.
Here are the current Flexique Certified Instructors:
This video covers the basics of how to get started. It gives a demonstration of the steps covered in the instruction sheet enclosed in the jar of Flexique.
What You Can Make with Flexique & How to Make it
Here are some other basic instructions to help you get the most out of using Flexique by itself.
Spread out on a silicone mat to the thickness of fabric you want. Before it completely dries (about 5 minutes) you can apply some luster dust to the top with a paint brush. Then peel the material from the silicone mat and luster or corn starch the back side so that it doesn’t stick. The fabric will firm up a little over time.
For firmer fabric you can also coat wafer paper with Flexique. First coat one side, flip it over and coat the other side. You can also coat printed wafer paper or icing sheets to protect the colors from running. The product is absorbed by the wafer paper and icing sheet and gives it a little stretch ability.
Store any excess product in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer.
TIP: If you use Flexique for smaller projects like flowers, cut up the Flexique into small pieces and freeze them individually.
If left on the shelf, return it to liquid state every other day to eliminate chance of bacterial contamination. Unused mixed product has been lab tested to last in the refrigerator or freezer for up to two years. The cured product will last indefinitely.
Wafer Paper Fabric, Texture Sheets & Punchouts
Coating wafer paper with Flexique makes the paper extremely flexible and turns it into a fabric-like substance that it thicker and a bit more rigid than what you get with Flexique by itself. This video covers the process for using Flexique on wafer paper. It also demonstrates the effect of using Flexique on texture sheets and making decorative punchout shapes.
Using Flexique Instant Lace
Introducing Flexique Instant Lace, the quickest, easiest, and the only edible lace that's reusable. No mixing or baking is required. Here's a short little demo on how easy it is to use with a lace mold.
Stovetop Instructions: Although a microwave produces more exact results, a stove or fondue pot may also be used. We recommend using a cooking/candy thermometer. Heat product slowly on low heat and bring temperature to approximately 140 degrees F (60ºC), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour into a separate container before using.
Cut-out templates for making 3 types of Flexique flowers.