Am I Not Mixing Highlighter Dust Correctly?

Decorating By nikkigonzalez Updated 9 Sep 2011 , 7:13am by carmijok

nikkigonzalez Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 6:53am
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So I bought the highlighter dust for that super metallic look, almost like melted gold and I've read that you mix it with alcohol or lemon extract. I tried both but niether worked. As i mix it, it looks as it should like a high metallic paint as soon as i stop mixing it seperates kinda like oil and water do. What am i doing wrong? I used Absolut vodka once and lemon extract once, both did the same thing. Please help!

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carmijok Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 7:13am
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I used the gold highlighter dust on my failed wedding cake (in my photos). It is wonderful stuff. It just really shines. I prefer to use Lemon extract with it. Yes, it will 'separate' when it sits. You just need to stir with your brush again. Load up your brush and paint it on whatever you want gilded. You can make a paste using less liquid, but it dries very quickly. Think of it like watercolor paints...you need that liquid 'looseness' to spread it easier, but you don't want so much liquid it doesn't apply to your piece. Just play with it...but not too much! That stuff can be expensive! And use a soft brush if possible. thumbs_up.gif

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