Hi all i have a bunch of beautiful red gum paste roses that i did a while before for a different cake. I want to resuse them now but i need them to be a bit more a pink colour. What would be the best way to do this?
Can you airbrush them with americolor?
You might want to dust them with a petal dust. Try it on one, but if you airbrush it can deepen the color, but a dust will reflect the light in a different way and it can make them look lighter. Depending on the color red, though, it might be hard to make them look pink.
i've dunked flowers in an alcohol and food color solution -- works great but they were not dark colors going to lighter --
what about a fade to pink and just paint the petal tips leaving the red --
I've tried to paint with titanium dioxide aka white and that stuff is weirdy weird -- but there's so many variations of all those products -- i bet there's some kind of pearly airbrush white that could take it down in a two step process that you could then put pink over --
(my flowers were all dusted and steamed before i dunked them so I know that works) --
what i would do first is dust them with white pearl and set it with steam -- maybe do two coats then dunk in pink + ever clear have your hair dryer ready and blow them dry or mostly dry -- bet that would work