I've never done this before but I need to pain Jaguar spots on a cake. Do you mix the gel color with vodka like the luster dusts or is there another way? As always, thanks for any help.
Thats what I do, mix the gel with a little vodka. I've also used a little lemon juice instead of the vodka and have has success with that. I've also done that to paint on buttercream, too. HTH!
If I wanted a flat color, I would dillute petal dusts in vodka. Other than that, you can mix gel color and alcohol.
I've never had good luck painting will thinned out color gel. It stays tacky and never dries whenever I've used it. Instead, I use liquid or powdered color and add water or mix colors as needed.
Does anyone else have the problem with sticky gel colors? Anyone not have that problem? What do you do?
I have the same problem with the gel colors... still sticky days later...
I've had it still be tacky a few days later. When I tried again though, I thinned it out a bit more with vodka and it dried just fine.
Thanks for the help everyone, I guess I'll give it a try
The problem with the "tackiness" is that you aply too much...
For this technique to be succesfull you have to dip the brush in the diluted gel then pat dry it with a paper towel and then aply.
Or you can also use lemon extrac, it dries faster.
Cannot that you all enough! It came out soo well. Thank you so much for the help, I was really nervous to try this, but once I got into it I loved it!!! By the way the cake was for at Vetranarian and I delivered it in a box, the receptionist thought I had a box full of kittens, thought that was pretty funny. Anyway, as always, you all are the best!!
I've had the sticky/tacky issue with thinning down color gels/pastes. That is why I now use airbrush colors for most of my painting. It is already thin and it dries nicely.