Color Help!!!

Decorating By preciosa225 Updated 8 Jun 2009 , 4:27am by shanna_banana

preciosa225 Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:15am
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Can anyone tell me how to achieve the color of a brown paper bag? I am trying to dye gum paste that color and have gone through half a bottle of Wilton Brown but I am getting a tan/flesh tone color. What other color can I add in order to darken it up and achieve the brown paper bag color?

Please help! The texture of my gumpaste is already getting funky from all of the coloring paste and kneading (although I keep wrapping it in cling wrap in between tries).

TIA

Cari

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Texas_Rose Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:18am
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Depending on your design, maybe you could paint it with brown after it was assembled. Mix the brown color with some vodka or lemon extract and just paint it on. If it ends up a little splotchy (which it shouldn't), that will just add to the brown bag look.

shanna_banana Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:27am
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You can also try adding a touch of black (just a touch!) and see if that works.

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