Painting With Petal Dust

Decorating By Debi2 Updated 29 Apr 2010 , 12:58pm by Debi2

Debi2 Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 9:17pm
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What ratio of petal dust to alcohol does everyone use for painting on fondant and gumpaste (especially when using the metalics)? Thanks.

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Sweet_Guys Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 1:33am
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I mix a paintbrush full dabbed into the dust and drop into the cover of the dust. Then I pour from the alcohol into the cap of the alcohol bottle and pour a little at a time until I get to the thickness/thinness I'm looking for.

HTH

Paul

MissRobin Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 1:11pm
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Didn't realize you could mix petal with alcohol, Duh!!

Mug-a-Bug Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 3:19pm
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Put just enough liquid to make a thin paste. Thicker is better.

Debi2 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 11:10pm
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Thanks everyone! I think I was just making mine too thin and adding the color to the alcohol, instead of the other way around. In the words of MissRobin...duh! ha ha

Sweet_Guys, your detailed discription helps alot....I will try it that way next time. icon_biggrin.gif

Ballymena Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 4:33am
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Make sure the alcohol you use is edible. I use vodka.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 11:33am
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Originally Posted by Debi2

Thanks everyone! I think I was just making mine too thin and adding the color to the alcohol, instead of the other way around. In the words of MissRobin...duh! ha ha

Sweet_Guys, your detailed discription helps alot....I will try it that way next time. icon_biggrin.gif




I was doing that at first too, lol!! I had to paint like 10 coats. Much easier to just make it thicker.

Debi2 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:58pm
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Exactly Mug-a-Bug! Think of all the time we'll save! ha ha thumbs_up.gif

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