I really want to airbrush something brown for a cake im doing tonight but i don't have any brown air brush color. I do however have americolor brown gel color. Can i thin it with water or vanilla or vodka and use it or will it clog my airbrush? Are there any airbrush colors i can mix to make brown? The airbrush colors i have are americolor: leaf green, lemon yellow, sky blue, holiday red, and soft pink. Thanks!!
I read on another site you can mix about a tablespoon of vodka with your gel colour and use it in your airbrush. HTH
You are taking a chance on clogging your airbrush and it wouldn't be worth it to me.
I've done it - and didn't clog anything. Just thin it with vodka till it is almost like water. A couple of drops of color in an ounce of vodka or clear vanilla should work.
I did it in a pinch too, and it worked fine. I actually put the color and the vodka in a small container and shook the devil out of it before using to make sure it was all mixed really well. I also made sure to clean out the airbrush really well after doing this. AND I would not make a habit of doing it! In a pinch, it worked. (I ran out of black)
I do it all the time never had any problem I just rinse my brush out really well
Nah...it won't clog anything. In fact, I hate using "airbrush colors" as they tend to be full of water when they should really be thinned with vodka so it dries quicker.
Plus, if it clogs (which can happen with any color if you don't clean it out), that's the perfect time to get acquainted with the inner workings of your airbrush and open it up to clean it. An airbrush can pretty much never be permanently clogged. It's designed to be able to cleaned and cleared of any clogs by disassembling.