Make Own Gold Airbrush Liquid?

Decorating By mmhassa2 Updated 11 Oct 2016 , 2:18am by Frank68

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mmhassa2 Posted 2 Nov 2015 , 3:23pm
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So I have the Americolor gold for my airbrush machine but feel it's more of a antique gold.  I plan on recreating this cake (minus flowers) for my niece's wedding this coming weekend and the original creator of the cake uses:

Gold Decorative Metallic Lustre Dust 56.6g by Claire Bowman (non-edible, it's ok as it's a dummy tier and so will the sequin tier):


She mixed vodka and painted it on with a makeup brush, but since the tier will be an 10" I'm thinking painting it might take a long time and not to mention since I havent done it before might be blotchy/streaks. Has anyone mixed vodka/the lustre dust into their airbrush machine?  I have a cheap one from ebay which I've been using and its been good. I understand it would have to be liquid consistency, but would like to hear others experience before potentially ruining my airbrush machine lol

The main reason I want to use the lustre dust above is bevause of the finish it Americolor has a more orangish tint.  I'll post a photo of my airbrush cake from a wedding a while ago. 


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mmhassa2 Posted 2 Nov 2015 , 3:35pm
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Another idea...

What if I use my existing airbrush to airbrush the whole 10" like a base coat and THEN dry brush the luster on top? This way I wont be using must of the lustre as well? I need confirmation from you all as sometimes what I *think* will work doesnt. lol

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mmhassa2 Posted 3 Nov 2015 , 1:45pm
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Anyone? Pleaseeee :)

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cakedout Posted 5 Nov 2015 , 9:17pm
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I have mixed vodka and gold luster dust for my airbrush for years...the issue is that it can clog your needle more quickly.   Anyway....

I don't know how others do it, but for a larger cake I have painted on the gold color first, then airbrushed over that.  Or several coats of airbrushed gold will work - just depends on how reliable your gun is!  LOL   I've also heard that after a layer of gold is painted on, to brush on dry dust with a make-up brush to give it more depth.


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dgonzalez227 Posted 6 Nov 2015 , 4:06pm
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hey since were on this topic, that look of the gold in the first cake, the solid gold painted part. HOW can i do that lol

 ive googled and you tubed but no one really tells you what gold to use.

 i spent so much on the Rolkem super gold but the container is so tiny i feel like i might need more

 anyone suggest a bigger container?

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fauxgal Posted 9 Oct 2016 , 2:23pm
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Yes, you can airbrush first and then dry brush luster on.  Wait until the airbrush paint is dry.

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Frank68 Posted 11 Oct 2016 , 2:14am
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I airbrush gold (americolor) and then paint the gold luster dust (the highlighter from sunflower art works really well). Here's the last sequin cake I made using that :


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Frank68 Posted 11 Oct 2016 , 2:15am
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One more...900_make-own-gold-airbrush-li_83483157fc4b58848b5.jpg

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Frank68 Posted 11 Oct 2016 , 2:18am
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And one more thing @mmhassa2 ‍ , the picture you posted shows a sequin tier had too much gold paint applied. Compare that to the sequins i posted. Dabble your paint on, don't put tons on, it will hide the detail of the sequins and look messy otherwise.


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