Lustre Dust Question

Business By mena2002 Updated 16 Jun 2011 , 12:33am by mena2002

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mena2002 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 10:35pm
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I was wondering how you apply a smooth coat of silver lustre dust to your fondant piece? Everytime I paint on the lustre it looks streaky, and the more I try to paint over it to get an even coat it seems to get worse.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

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idgalpal Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 10:42pm
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Are you dusting it on dry with a big fluffy brush or are you painting it on using liquid (lemon extract, vodka etc.)
When I brush it on dry with a big brush it doesn't seem to streak.

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mena2002 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:01pm
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I mix it with vodka and brush it on.

I tried it dry (silver) on white fondant but it doesn't look silver, it just looks like the white is shimmery.

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pbhobby Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:16pm
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You may be mixing it too thin. I like to use vodka but it only takes a few drops.

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mena2002 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by pbhobby

You may be mixing it too thin. I like to use vodka but it only takes a few drops.




Oh wow, I use alot more then a couple drops..

About how much of lustre should I put in?

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Lita829 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:49pm
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I mix the lustre dust with enough clear vanilla extract to make it the consistency of slightly thinned nail polish.

HTH

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mena2002 Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by Lita829

I mix the lustre dust with enough clear vanilla extract to make it the consistency of slightly thinned nail polish.

HTH




Thanks I'm gonna try that!

I'm painting some bows I made and it seems to take away from the hard work that I put into making the bows when the coloring looks so horrible.

I'm so glad I got so many great tips from you guys icon_smile.gif Thank you guys for all your help.

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Lita829 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:09am
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You're welcome! I'm happy that I could help. That's what we all are here for icon_smile.gif

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pbhobby Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lita829

I mix the lustre dust with enough clear vanilla extract to make it the consistency of slightly thinned nail polish.

HTH




I agree, about the consistency of nail polish. I've used luster dust a lot and have had the best luck with vodka. As the acohol starts to evaporate you can start to add a few drops back in to keep the consistency. A medicine dropper works well.

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mena2002 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:14am
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I agree, about the consistency of nail polish. I've used luster dust a lot and have had the best luck with vodka. As the acohol starts to evaporate you can start to add a few drops back in to keep the consistency. A medicine dropper works well.




medicine dropper is a good idea thumbs_up.gif now to go check my medicine cabinet icon_wink.gif

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southerncross Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:23am
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Great advice. I gave up trying to paint with wet luster dust because I couldn't make it come out right. I put a lot of vodka in the dust ...and equal parts in me.

I ended up dry dusting it on with a soft brush then steaming the pieces (mostly flowers and leafs) briefly over the kettle. But of course, it the piece were already on the cake, I was out of luck... Thanks again for the tips.

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pbhobby Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:29am
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[quote="southerncross"] I put a lot of vodka in the dust ...and equal parts in me.

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mena2002 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 12:33am
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I put a lot of vodka in the dust ...and equal parts in me.

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