I have a last minute request to do navy roses made out of wafer paper for next weekend. I only have white wafer paper. I do have an airbrush machine, but only have pearlescent colors (not navy) right now & I'm having issues with splatter.
Is it possible to make the wafer paper a true navy from white? What do you think would be the best way to do that?
Thank you in advance!
Well...You can brush the paper with petal dusts, but they're not going to be as saturated as they would if you printed the paper first. Especially with the darker colors, it's good to start out with the darker base color and make it darker from there.
I made these with a combination of starting out with a dark red paper, then smearing the petals that I cut out of that with crisco to make them flexible, then rubbing petal dust onto them. You know what, I'll do a video on this for this week, it's a good question. https://www.facebook.com/acaketoremember/photos/a.396305613670.174792.92855088670/10153428709373671/?type=3&theater
Thank you costumeczar! I will be watching for that video. Those flowers are gorgeous!
I'm going to experiment a bit this week. If anything I try works out I'll post the results.
Here you are...
I think I got it! I just brushed the wafer paper with a bit of americolor gel color mixed with a touch of vodka What do you think?
Costumeczar, I just saw you posted the video! Thank you! I will have to try that method, too. Have to buy those powder food colors first though.
Ooh, that worked really well with the gel colors.
love love love! I was looking at making black wafer paper feathers and using the airbrush, but the gel paste/spirit looks amazing. thankyou