After trying many methods, I found this one to work the best. If you want to mix the liquid and dust in the beginning, I would recommend using am eye dropped. It is hard to pour the small amount of liquid you need. If I am going to need a large amount of it, I will pour some dust on one side of the dish and the vodka or clear extract on the other side. Using a paint brush, I move some of the powder into the middle and then mix in a littlenliquid at a time until I have a decent amoun and a good consistency. I have also found that a couple of coats works best, and it looks better as it dries.