which brand does Ron Ben-Israel?
Is there a difference between petal and lustre dust?
I am in South Africa and I am not sure if the petal dust we get here is just powdered colouring.
I took a class with him and he uses different types of coloring, some are sugar flair and some art the sunflower art dusts, i would think whatever kind you get will be fine, i use all different types, i pick mine by color not brand, i always use one labeled petal dust ( which is matte) or luster or sparkle dust when i want sparkling or shimmery looks. HTH
Petal dust is just that..to color flower petals in a muted tone..Lustre dusts add shimmer and lustre...but need to be used with alcohol or everclear if you are using them to paint with..Petal dusts you can't liquify and paint with but I may be wrong...
thanks for the replies
Petal dust is primarily used dry with soft brushes to achieve a natural soft look of real flowers and then steamed to lock int he color.
You can liquefy and paint with petal dusts, using Vodka or Everclear. It will be slightly grainy, but it works. I have used it very thinned out and in a thick paste like an acyclic to paint with. It just depends on the look you want.