raniafayed Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 5:59pm
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i know that your supposed to mix vanilla extract with luster dust so you can paint. but i cant use vanilla extract because it has alcohol, is there something else i can mix with luster dust to help me paint. thanks

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Lynne3 Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 8:19pm
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You do not have to use extract or alcohol. You can use water. The reason for the extract ot alcohol is the speed in which thay dry. It makes a huge difference. But if that's a problem, just use water.

justleeanne Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 7:48pm
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Here are two videos using two different methods.

One is with cocoa butter -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mX7cZjprLM

This one is using a stencil however if you see the end effect it does look good and I'm sure you can use this technique to paint too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH6YEUu6YAI

I hope this helps you. icon_smile.gif

raniafayed Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 10:55pm
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Thanks sooooooo much for the videos, love them. it helped a lot, Do you know where I can buy cocoa butter from? do regular stores carry it?

carmijok Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 12:18am
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I like the more opaque effect the cocoa butter and luster dust gives. I wonder if coconut oil would react the same. Or even Crisco? There may be some experimenting in my future!

raniafayed Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 7:31pm
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let us know how the experimenting goes icon_smile.gif

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