Everybody does this... shouldn't be a problem right??? Well it seems to be for me.. EVERYTIME I mix it glops up.. looks like it gets congealled (sp) It NEVER smooths out to a paint like consistency for me. I use Americolor AND Chefmaster all of my colors I replace after a 8 month period if I haven't used them.. I know it couldn't be my colors.. so what is going on??? Why am I not having the same great results as everybody else?
I get to a project I want to do .. then see I have to paint and I seize up.. I just know it won't be easy for me..
HELP ME... Please!!!
Thanks a whole bunch for even just reading this and taking your precious time out to do so
Can you try mixing the Everclear with your petal dusts or luster dusts instead of gels? They're what I use to paint with (when I have to, LOL, because I'm terrible at painting!)
Oh I do fine with that Deanne.. I was just wondering why I am having such problems with mixing of the gel and everclear .. everybody else it seems to work for LOL
Christi, I haven't done much painting but when I do I much prefer to mix the gel colors with glycerin. I'm sure it's not an "official" way to paint but it works for me
Thanks Lori.. its worth a try and they put glycerin in fondant don't they? Can't hurt anyone LOL
I haven't had anybody keel over yet....LOL
I always have glycerin on hand because I make my fondant and it only takes a drop or two to thin your colors. If you try it let me know how it goes.
Don't mix the alcohol with the coloring. Instead, dip your brush into the alcohol, then into the gel and paint away!
Ohh is that how they do it???? Wow I never even thought of that!
I mix my gel colors (americolor) with Vodka and they work fine, maybe Everclear is too strong?
I've only ever had Everclear soaked in cherries , those also worked fine
BTW, if you are painting a thick gumpaste piece, let it dry first, otherwise the "paint" can bead up on it.