Got An Airbush, Now What??

Decorating By Auryn Updated 27 Oct 2008 , 4:25pm by Auryn

Auryn Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:00am
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so I got myself an awesome little compressor to go with my airbrush (husky 6 gl pancake model, and yes I put a particle filter on it).

its a bottom feed but I will live

I wanna start playing with food coloring

I have both the gel colors and the liquid colors

do I mix the gel colors with vodka??

someone enlighten me please

oh and can i use the luster dusts in the airbrush??

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leah_s Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:18am
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You emust use airbrush colors. The gel colors, even mixed, will clog the airbrush.

jenlg Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:26am
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I mix my gel colors with a little vanilla and use the largest size needle and never have a problem. I use the AmeriColors the same way.

Auryn Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 2:59am
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where would i get airbrush food colors??

jenlg, how much vanilla to gel color ratio??

jenlg Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 3:05am
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I ''guesstamate'' really.....probably like a half tsp. vanilla per tbsp. of color. It's hard to tell the amount.. Basically I put the color in the jar and slowly drop in the vanilla until it thins out. Sorry I can't be more precise. Little vanilla at a time.

leah_s Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 3:07am
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I buy airbrush colors at my local cake and candy supplies store. I also order them from CK and/or BakeryCrafts.

mamacc Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 1:28pm
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Americolor also makes airbrush colors. I just ordered a bunch from For 4.5 oz...they're around $2 each.

CNCS Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 3:13pm
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I have one too and I have been practicing off and on with air popped pop corn in a huge roasting pan with deep sides.

I have gotten the feel for setting the pressure that way. Too high and it blows the popcorn out of the pan lower it.

I get my colors from decopac, ck and occasionally when I'm in memphis a place called mary carter.

Auryn Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 4:25pm
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thanks everyone

Im gonna hit up the only local cake decorating supply store this afternoon.

Hopefully they have some airbrush colors.

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