Airbrushing Lustre Dust

Decorating By uschi1 Updated 19 Nov 2008 , 10:43pm by uschi1

uschi1 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 1:03pm
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I recently purchased an airbrush and have only used it once so far.
If I want to use it to cover a cake with lustre dust, how do I go about it? Do I mix the lustre dust with a little vodka and then add it to my airbrush? How about mixing colours?
I'm really lost here - any help is greatly appreciated!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 2:27pm
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Yes..you can mix the lustre dust with Vodka and use it then.It must be really well mixed though..as for the colors..You need to buy specific airbrush colors and not mix gel pastes with water etc as they will clog the airbrush!!

kakeladi Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 4:24pm
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Long term use of dusts in the airbrush can result in it not working well. It causes deteriation(sp?) of the hole where the needle goes.
The mixture must be quite thin....much more vodka (or whatever) than dust.
As for 'regular' colors, as was said, you need to buy those specially made for an airbrush. Mixing of those colors is no problem - whatever you wanticon_smile.gif

uschi1 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 10:43pm
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Thank you. I did buy the airbrush colour starter kit - now I just need to start practising.

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