I think I goofed! I'm making about 30 gumpaste roses. The bride requested deep red roses. After completing the rose petal layering, with each layer gradually getting a little lighter per layer, I went to darken the edges of two roses with a deep color chalk. The roses were not red enough. So I called my local cake/cookie decorating store and asked if airbrushing the gumpaste would work without making them shiney. After getting an affirmative answer and adding the color, I hoped the roses would dry and still look dull not shiney. Well, they are dry and still shiney! I like the deep red color but I don't want the shiney look. Attached is a photo of the airbrushed roses and one un-airbrushed rose on the right. Can you suggest anything that I can do to make the deep red roses dull?
maybe you can over dust again ..it should dull them and give them more depth.
Thanks, Trudi, but I tried to do that already with petal dust and then with artist chalk. It did not dull them nor did it give them more depth. Afterward, I resorted to trying a little contrasting gold luster dust. That did not solve the problem, but it did give an interesting effect.
Maybe the type of airbrush coloring would make the difference...like if you used regular airbrush color as opposed to red luster dust or something? just a thought.
Initiall,y I used Americolor Red Red Airbrush liquid in my airbrush cup. AFTER letting the roses dry, the following day, I first tried the chalk (Didn't help!), then I tried a couple of different shades of luster dust (Didn't help!, and finally I resorted to trying luster dust (No help there!).