Can I Use Gel Colors In Airbrush Machine?

Decorating By CakeLady1981 Updated 20 Apr 2011 , 3:47am by Chonte

CakeLady1981 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 9:28pm
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I have just got my airbrush machine in the mail. Unfortunately my Amerimist colors have not arrived yet! I was hoping I could water down the gel colors and they would work. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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hollys_hobby Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 9:51pm
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I have only recently started using an airbrush, and before I got a larger selection of colors, I needed brown, so just mixed some americolor gel with vodka, and it worked beautifully!!!

trumpetmidget Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 2:23am
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That's mainly what I use. Vodka mixed with gel - it works well, I've found. HTH

wildcaker Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 2:57am
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you can do it in a pinch, but the airbrush colours have finer pigments so are less likely to clog your airbrush and cause splatters and mess.

Chonte Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 3:47am
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don't use water! it can leave little spots on your cake, (it does on cookies)use vodka or a clear extract

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