Best Mix For Flesh Tone?

Decorating By ramie7224 Updated 28 Oct 2009 , 12:47am by cylstrial

ramie7224 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:29pm
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So I ran out of peach get paste, went to get some more and Michaels is out. The Hobby Lobby here is moving and won't open again for a few weeks. I don't have time to order more, so......can I mix other gel pastes together and get something close to flesh?

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Texas_Rose Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:31pm
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Try ivory. That's what I always use, sometimes with a little bit of peach added, sometimes not. And for the little bit of peach, if you still have the jar, add a bit of glycerine to it and you'll be able to get the last little bit out.

Mensch Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:38pm
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Actually, I think that Wilton's Copper is the best for flesh.

motherofgrace Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:51pm
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I agree with Mensch. The copper is the best. I personally use the copper with a bit of peach... but since you hjave none go with tjust the copper

ramie7224 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by cake-diva1986

I agree with Mensch. The copper is the best. I personally use the copper with a bit of peach... but since you hjave none go with tjust the copper




OK...I just had a DUH moment... icon_biggrin.gif totally forgot about copper!

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:53pm
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When I tried the copper before, it was too pink. Was I using too much?

jdconcc Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:58pm
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I find paprika works well, just a tiny bit.

Mensch Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:58pm
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Probably. I start with tiny amounts and add more as needed. It's easy to take too much at first.

lwdeaton Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 5:59pm
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Use the search box and type in Carta de Colores. It is a wonderful chart submitted by awiscar. Skin tone is on left hand side near the bottom. Hope this helps

Win Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 6:13pm
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I use ivory as well and enhance cheeks, etc. with petal dust. In reality, more Caucasians have golden undertones to their skin vs. the peach and oranges that one derives with copper, peach and paprika.

cylstrial Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 12:47am
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I also use a teeny tiny bit of copper for flesh colored things.

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