How Do I Lighten Liquid Food Colouring For Airbrushing?

Decorating By daniellehunt5 Updated 9 Jan 2015 , 5:59pm by daniellehunt5

daniellehunt5 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:11pm
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AHi im new to this site and new to airbrushing, i love the airbrush but wondered the best way to lighten the colour? And best product to use? For example making baby pinks and blues etc.


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-K8memphis Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:16pm
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i use water

petitecat Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:18pm
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AFor pastels perhaps mix with white? I haven't tried this but am buying white to try.

daniellehunt5 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 6:13pm
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AThankyou ill try this.

daniellehunt5 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 6:14pm
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Original message sent by petitecat

For pastels perhaps mix with white? I haven't tried this but am buying white to try.

Let me know how you get on? I thought about buying white but saw a bad review so holding off buying it

-K8memphis Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 6:35pm
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maybe white will work but the whites i've gotten aka titanium dioxide are loopy -- they are thick and do not play well with others -- just saying -- i mean it may work like crazy but i hate to clog my brush so i wouldn't try it unless it was specifically for the air brush -- and i still won't use it myself because water works --


otherwise i put water in my cup on the airbrush -- add a drop of air brush color -- spray lightly and it's a pastel -- works for me

petitecat Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 6:45pm
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A[@]-K8memphis[/@] Have you ever got grey using just the black? I couldn't, all I got was a greeny black.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 7:09pm
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yes i'm sure i have -- just depends on the type of black -- 

-K8memphis Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 7:19pm
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because we never had a 'grey' color -- only had the black to use to make grey/gray

petitecat Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 7:49pm
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AThanks -k8memphis!

-K8memphis Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 8:28pm
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sure thing -- so who can tell petitecat what brands come out gray rather than green? i mean i've got chefmaster black air brush color and some kroma colors -- but they are 'vintage' old :grin:

petitecat Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 8:28am
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I've got the Kroma colours too. I just remembered a CC friend told me I should have shaken the bottle before using. Next time I have time to practice I will shake the bottle and see what colour comes out.

tdovewings Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 1:49pm
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white airbrush color, I do it all the time. Yes, make sure you shake it well. Quite frankly, it's the only thing I found useful about white airbrush color. If you don't have white, pearl sheen does the trick to, but of course it leaves a sheen. I use Americolor airbrush color. 

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 2:09pm
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while it's rare some people (and i know a couple) are allergic to titanium dioxide and it is not a pretty thing -- tough to diagnose too -- so that's another reason why i avoid it as best i can

daniellehunt5 Posted 9 Jan 2015 , 5:59pm
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AThankyou everyone big help.ill buy some white colour and be sure to shake well

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