Silver Luster Dust - More Questions...

Decorating By ARay Updated 12 Mar 2009 , 7:28pm by Briarview

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ARay Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 4:07pm
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So I read the post on the silver luster dust but had a few more questions...

I cut out some fondant stars and planned to turn them silver, but I do not have an airbrushing machine nor can I go buy one between now and Saturday icon_wink.gif

I tried this morning to mix the luster dust with almond extract but when I applied it to the stars it was hardly noticeable and it would probably take 5-6 coats to be noticeable!

Any ideas?

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iluvjay829 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 4:18pm
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Get the silver highlighter dust. Just use enough liquid (i use vodka) to get the brush wet, then dip it in the dust. Should give you a shiny silver finish. I've used it several times.

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ARay Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 4:21pm
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What is the silver highlighter dust? I just picked up the regular luster dust they sell at JoAnn's...

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Briarview Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 6:58pm
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Are you making the lustre dust too runny? It needs to be thicker and another thing I do is add a few drops of flower glaze then the silver does not drop off. Hope this helps.

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aimers Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 7:11pm
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I use a small amt of veg or canola oil. It doesn't dry like alcohol but it does give a much more solid silver look. If you look in my photos the Optimus Prime Big Rig is cromed out with silver and oil

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xinue Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 7:21pm
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if you are using wilton's silver dust, it will not work. It turns greyish not silver... no matter what you do icon_sad.gif

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juleebug Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 7:21pm
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The silver on that OP looks fabulous! Thanks for the tip, aimers.

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Briarview Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 7:28pm
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Yes I have had the problem of the silver or gold turning a horrible colour when I added oil.

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