Painting Roses That Won't Dry??

Decorating By Suewillo Updated 26 Oct 2008 , 5:50pm by weirkd

Suewillo Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 2:27pm
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I am making roses and painting them red. Did one last night and today it is still tacky. I mixed the colour with vodka. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to dry them?
Thanks for your help

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Malakin Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 3:30pm
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What medium did you make the roses out of? Gumpaste? I ususally use petal dust instead of painting them but the ones I paint usually dry with a small fan. I find they take longer when the things are fondant.

Suewillo Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 3:36pm
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I used fondant mixed with gumtex to harden it. Then let this dry before painting. I thought vodka was to help dry them faster? They should still dry?

weirkd Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 3:48pm
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If you are using a paste color mixed with the vodka to achieve your red, this is the reason its not drying fast. I would put a fan on it otherwise it might take several days.
Always use a petal dust with the vodka for painting and never a paste. You can use airbrush color and also airbrush them but you will have to wait a couple of days for them to dry.

Suewillo Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 4:25pm
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I haven't seen petal dust that is red? Where would I find it.

weirkd Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 5:50pm
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Sunflower sugarart makes a old rose and ck makes a super red. I believe Alan has them at Global. If he doesnt, I know creative cutters has it. You can also use a bit of the old rose and add a drop of red airbrush color to it and then the vodka or extract and get a great red color without the hassle of the drying time.

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