Painting On Luster Dust

Decorating By Mug-a-Bug Updated 10 Mar 2010 , 1:16am by Spectra

Mug-a-Bug Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 10:55pm
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I read on here that I can mix luster dust (or pearl dust) with a little vodka and paint it on. So, I did but it looks a little streaky. Can I put on another coat? Maybe I should use a bigger brush? It looks alright, so I'm afraid to mess with it and ruin my piece. TIA. icon_lol.gif

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Bel_Anne Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:04pm
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Yep, you can definitely do more coats. I add 2 or 3 coats usually. Just make sure your first coat is completely dry first.

Are you adding vodka to the luster dust with a dropper? You only need the tiniest amount. If you add too much vodka, it will be thinner and streakier. If the 'paint' is a bit thicker, you only need one coat.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:08pm
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Thank you so much. I think I had it way too 'runny'. THANKS!!!!

TexasSugar Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:12pm
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If you brush over the same spot while it is still wet it will make it streaky too. To me it is best to do light coats, letting it dry then coming back and doing another one, until it is the color you want.

Spectra Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 1:16am
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I was reading on the back of the Wilton's Pearl Dust to use Lemon Extract? I was wondering if you guys found the vodka to be better or the Lemon Extract? I want to try painting Pearl Dust onto some RI flowers.

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