Painting On Mmf?

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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?

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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.....

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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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