Hi, Tina. I am new to LD myself. I finally got some last week from sugarcraft. I was told you can use it dry or mix with a clear alcohol to make a paste. I tried both and I am sure I must have messed something up. When I used it dry, there wasn't much effect. I would have used more but I tried 3 "coats" of it and it barely showed-on MMF. When I mixed with alcohol-I used a bit too much I think-it turned kind of pink looking. I was using the Old Gold LD. So I painted it on anyway. When it was drying, I was crying
thinking that I am going to ruin my hubby's cake! But when he got home, it had dried a bit more and he said that he liked it. He thought there was an antique look to it. I did look more it's normal color once it dried some more. So I will have to take a pic and post it for you all to see when it is done. I am sure that all the mishaps I incurred were through my own lack of know how on how to use this stuff. Hopefully someone can give you some tips that will help us both out. Good luck!