Wilton's Black Did Not Make Gray....

Decorating By stampinron Updated 2 Sep 2009 , 8:02pm by prterrell

stampinron Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:13pm
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Made a 50/50 bow and added the wilton black for a gray color. At first it looked gray, but seemed to turn pale green over time. icon_sad.gif Should I have added the white white and black? Any suggestions? Will the other brands of color be truer?

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Texas_Rose Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:17pm
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Sometimes that happens. Their black seems to break down into purple and green, so it sounds like the purple faded and the green remained.

I haven't tried any other brands of black color, though. I'm eager to hear what others suggest.

tonedna Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:31pm
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That happened to me too once, it turned out green!.. Now I use chefmasters..
Edna icon_smile.gif

prterrell Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 8:02pm
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Wilton colors break down faster than other brands. Purple breaks down fastest of all the colors, no matter what brand. Flourescent light causes all colors to break down more so than natural light or other artificial light. Try painting the dried bow with a thin wash of black color mixed with vodka, thinned out enough to be the shade of gray you want, then store in a cool, dry, DARK place until time for the bow to be placed on the cake. HTH!

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