You know you are truly crazy when you see a picture of a Panda Gummy Bear online and literally cannot rest until you make one of your very own.
At first I figured turning a Gummy Bear into a Panda would be relatively simple, I grabbed some Gummy Bears, a paintbrush and a little pot of black food colouring paste and set about trying to create a Panda. It didn't work. The food colouring wouldn't adhere to the Gummy Bear at all...it was on to plan B, a black food colouring pen. This was ever so slightly more effect but still wouldn't adhere to the bear properly and the colour was very wishy washy.
At this point it was time for a cup of tea...I absolutely had to find a way to turn this Gummy Bear into a Panda, I was a little obsessed and extremely determined. I pondered for a while...
What I needed was a thick glaze. All of a sudden it came to me, I mixed a little black food colouring paste with some Gum Arabic . I held my breath as I made the first brush stroke and hallelujah it worked! Bold, black solid colour. The mixture was a little gloopy and was a little difficult to paint with but I got my Panda in the end.