Skin Tone- What Colors Do You Mix?

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absijails Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:38pm
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I need to make fondant people at the beach - what colors do you usually mix to make a good skin tone?

thanks!

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cupcakemkr Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:51pm
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mandifrye Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:55pm
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I don't like to use the copper (which is listed in the chart) for skin tones. I usually use a little pink (rose), brown and a touch of yellow. I start with small amounts and tweak as I go. I add more brown for tanner complexions and more pink for babies.

I love playing with colors, it is hard to go wrong as long as you start light and go darker. You can almost always correct your mistakes. thumbs_up.gif

Have fun!

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vmertsock Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:38pm
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I use small amounts of copper but I think it's a little animationy-fake looking so I add a TINY it of green. The green balances out some of the extra pink tone and looks quite realistic. But just be careful since it's easy to over do it.

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mlharvell Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:57pm
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I use Flesh when I make people. I can't remember who makes it, but I know it's out there.

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BakingGirl Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:58pm
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Copper (fleshtone) by Americolor.

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steffla Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:00pm
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I use just a dab of creamy peach and a smaller bit of ivory. Works really well but I agree with start lighter, you can always go darker. I also always have extra white fondant on hand so I can mix it in with the bits that I messed up by going too dark!

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amoos Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:06pm
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I don't have alot of colors on hand, so I just start out with a pinprick of peach and then sometimes add a bit of brown to it.

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Homemade-Goodies Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:09pm
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I begin with Ivory and add a smidge of pink, both Wilton. I dont' do fondant, but I know this works marvelous on buttercream - crust or non-crust!

HTH

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jenncowin Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:27pm
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I use both Copper (fleshtone) as well as mixing Ivory with a touch of Pink. It all depends what tone I'm going for.

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jenncowin Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:28pm
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I use both Copper (fleshtone) as well as mixing Ivory with a touch of Pink. It all depends what tone I'm going for.

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marknelliesmum Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:41pm
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Hi
I use sugarflair's paprika - it is perfect for skintones.
HTH

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AdeleP Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:44pm
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I just use yellow and red in VERY small amounts you can always go darker!

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sarahpierce Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:58pm
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I thought I seen a pack of skin tone food coloring gel at Michaels. I think it had 4 or 6 colors in it. I haven't tried it yet, but it's a thought icon_rolleyes.gif .

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absijails Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 12:02am
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Thanks everyone!

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