Hi loucinda,can you tellme what is everclear cause Im knew here and I don`t know what that is. Thank you
Everclear is grain alcohol that is 190 proof. (VERY high alcohol content) The higher the alcohol content the faster it will dry. You can't buy it here in Ohio, you have to get it in KY or IN.
I've used moss green Wilton paste colour and add a touch of black to get a nice dark christmassy green for my ivy leaves.
Loucinda, juleebug and CandyCU, you guys rock! thanks a bunch. I'll start experipenting today.
juststarted - if you use the airbrush colors and everclear - you can paint or "dip" the leaves in it and it will dry a lot easier than trying to use the gel colors.....which I never can get to dry (they always stayed "sticky" on things I tried to paint with them)
You can start with a medium green color in the fondant and petal dust the leaves in a darker color. That's how I do my gumpaste flowers/leaves.
As I am going to use the green fondant directly over the cake (I posted the pic with leaf to show you the color I want) I'll start with a light green color then after applying the fondant I'll brush with forest green americolor mixed with vodka. What do you guys think?
If you are going to color the fondant/gumpaste, I don't know that I would paint them too. I would probably just dust them like BWB says. I painted mine because I started out with white leaves. (I didn't know how much to color green and how much to color red, so I made mine all white and then painted/dusted them)