Can I Use Airbrush Colors To Paint With...

Decorating By teachingmyself Updated 24 Aug 2009 , 2:56pm by teachingmyself

teachingmyself Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:12pm
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If I don't have an airbrush? I cannot find the colors I need in gel/paste colors but I can in the airbrush ones. I will be painting directly on fondant with these colors. Any answers will be extremely helpful. Thanks!

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teachingmyself Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:52pm
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I guess I should clarify my question, do the airbrush colors need to be thinned with alcohol like the gels, or can I use them full strength. I do not have an airbrush so have never used these colors before.

luvbugcreations Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 3:18pm
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Hi I have only used the silver I as well do not have an airbrush and I did use the silver as paint it worked well.

adree313 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 12:18am
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i've heard that one of the great things about airbrush colors is that you, in fact, can paint directly onto a cake with them (ie. do not need to be thinned down). i hope i'm remembering that correctly, you may want to wait for someone else to chime in, but i'm fairly certain.

khoudek Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:17am
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They can be used and don't need thinning with alcohol. They are liquid based already. It will take awhile to dry as painting it on vs airbrush puts the color on a bit thicker. Not as good of control in painting amount applied as with the airbrush. Does that make sense?

TexasSugar Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:43am
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I love using airbrush colors to paint with. Check out the skate board in my photo's. It was done with airbrush colors. You use them straight from the bottle. if you are going to have to go over an area to darken it, but sure to let it sit a little first, but other than that they work great!

teachingmyself Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 2:56pm
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Thanks everyone. Texas your cakes are absolutely gorgeous!! The colors on the skateboard look great. Thanks for the help!

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