lulumaecakes Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 3:03am
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I have tried every thing I could think of to get this color. It's not a red, it's more of a pinkish red. I have tried starting with red and adding purple, red and added hot pink, started with hot pink and added red. Duff's red is to orange and I tried luster dust and mixed different dusts and not even close. Does any body have any suggestions or ideas for me to try?

Thank you

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JWinslow Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 3:08am
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Is it possible to provide a picture of what you're trying to copy?

lulumaecakes Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 3:53am
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I'm not sure if I did this right. I'm trying to match this rhinestone red bling. It is not red, it's a pinkish red. I want to make a peony this color. My grandma is celebration her 100TH Birthday Saturday and her cake is going to be red,white and blue. The rhinestone bands in those colors will go around the base of each cake. With 3 peony flowers also in red, white and. blue. Sorry I rambled on but I need any help I can get with this color. Thanks

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 4:02am
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AMaybe add a tiny touch of black, or even blue.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 4:03am
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AMaybe it is hot pink, not red, with a touch of black.

JWinslow Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 4:06am
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The picture is good.  It appears to be more of a cranberry color.  I would start by adding some white to your red to lighten it some and then add some violet.  If you look at if closely, the bling has violet tones to it. adjust with rose or pink.

JWinslow Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 4:07am
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also - you can add a little red at a time to darken if needed

Paperfishies Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 4:14pm
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Add a touch of brown gel paste.  Just a tiny, tiny bit...Brown should make the color richer.

lulumaecakes Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:24pm
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I started from white and used a lots of Red, Red and got the perfect red color instead of orange. It has darkened as it dries and I think it looks really good. 

Thank you again for your help.

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