Help....no Vodka!!!!

Decorating By miny Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 4:06am by miny

miny Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:06am
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Hi there, does anyone knows if I can use white rum to paint with gold luster dust?, icon_confused.gif I ran out of vodka and didn't notice and I don't have lemon extract either but I have almond extract, can I use this or rum? I really don't want to go and buy vodka if I can use any of this, unless it's necessary. Thanks for the help!

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cakequeen50 Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:09am
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try the rum, it may not evaporate, or dry as quickly, I even used tequila once! You gotta do what you gotta do.

playingwithsugar Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:09am
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Yes, you can, but remember that you will have a residual taste of rum where you use it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

miny Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:20am
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mmmmm rum after taste..... thumbs_up.gif , just kidding! thank you guys for your answers. icon_lol.gif

elainec Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 4:37am
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Orange extract will also work.

playingwithsugar Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 4:39am
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I have never tried orange extract, because the alcohol content on the brand I have is too low to keep the media underneath the painting from mushing up.

What brand do you use?

Theresa icon_smile.gif

summernoelle Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 4:58am
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Anything clear works-extracts or liquors.

servingzero Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 5:06am
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I don't know abut rum extract, is that what you're asking about? I've used actual rum (and we drink spiced, so there is a slight colouring to it)
And as for aftertaste, if you're using the actual alcohol, I've never noticed any aftertaste, but I would think if you used rum extract you'd have a taste. Those things are strong!

I've also used white rum to paint on different dusts so I don't see why it wouldn't work. However I am no expert, and just getting started on painting icon_smile.gif

TantalizingTreats Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 5:26am
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question...

Can you use water? or does that change the effect?

servingzero Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 2:24pm
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As fas as I've read, no water isn't a great option. Water dries much slower than alcohol. I've never used water, but who knows, I guess it's worth a try if you've no other options.

gottabakenow Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 3:57pm
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you can use vanilla. it has alcohol in it.

elainec Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:37pm
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I have a Wms..Sonoma orange extract.

TexasSugar Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 11:45pm
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I'm sure run will work just fine. Everclear is my fav. I've been using the smae bottle of it for ever. icon_smile.gif

CakeDiva73 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 11:56pm
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Am I the only one welcoming the thought of being forced *sigh* to buy a whole bottle of vodka when I only need a few drops??

What a bummer that would be to have extra vodka on your hands....what in the world would I do with extra vodka?? icon_rolleyes.gif

Ok, sorry....I'm done. Summer vacation and 4 kids has me teetering near the edge of sanity. icon_cry.gif

miny Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 4:06am
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

Am I the only one welcoming the thought of being forced *sigh* to buy a whole bottle of vodka when I only need a few drops??

What a bummer that would be to have extra vodka on your hands....what in the world would I do with extra vodka?? icon_rolleyes.gif

Ok, sorry....I'm done. Summer vacation and 4 kids has me teetering near the edge of sanity. icon_cry.gif




LOL, so true. Well, I'm happy to report that I used the white rum and it work perfectly, it dried super fast and did not taste at all. Thank you all, and now you know we have another choice to paint with luster dust. thumbs_up.gif

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