The Sugaree Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 7:29pm
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AHow do I keep the color from running/bleeding as I paint on MMF?

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metria Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 8:25pm
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Could you describe what you are painting?  Is this during the painting process?  Or does this happen after the paint has been left to dry?

The Sugaree Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:18am
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AThis happens while I'm painting on MMF. The fondant almost acts like I'm painting on a paper towel.....

imagenthatnj Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:33am
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What are you using as paints?

lolarx8 Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:34am
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When I paint on MMF I mix the food gel or paste with a bit of 100 proof Vodka. It evaporates very quickly and leaves the color on the fondant.

The Sugaree Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:41am
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ADo you let the MMF completely dry/harden before you paint?

Goreti Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:46am
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Craftsy is offering a free class on painting a cake.  You may want to take advantage of it.

http://www.craftsy.com/classes/cake-decorating

The Sugaree Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 1:54am
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AGoreti, thank you for the heads up and the link!

metria Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 4:49pm
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It sounds like it could be your paint.  What are you using?  Like lolarx8 suggested, food coloring gels + alcohol work well.  Sometimes I paint with airbrush colors (w/o the airbrush, you know?) straight from the container.  You want a color agent plus something that evaporates quickly like clear alcohol (e.g. vodka, Everclear).  

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