How Do I Get White Candy Melts Metallic Silver Or Gold!

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hedge Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 6:39am
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I have tried mixing gold luster dust with lemon juice and painting on but it just wipes off. Help I'm new at this!!!!! Thanks

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prterrell Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 6:40am
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Have you tried dry brushing it on?

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hedge Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 6:43am
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Yes, but it looks like powder on top. The look I'm trying to achieve is for the entire top of the candy to be silver or gold. Do you think that can be achieved by painting or do i need to try airbrushing? Thanks

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prterrell Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 6:47am
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Honestly, I don't know if it's possible to do what you are trying to do.

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CakeDiosa Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 8:27am
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It's possible. I just did it tonight on an entire white choc candy melts picture frame. Looks like pure gold.

What I do is first paint the piece with airbrush gold with a paint brush. You may be able to also use vodka and yellow (I've had the best success with the airbrush gold though because it's thicker, maybe?). Let it dry until it is slightly tacky to the touch but not at all wet. If it's too wet your dust will clump on it and just pull off in a clumpy clump. Then take your dust and brush it thickly but gently over the top. As you brush, the excess dust will come off. The more you brush over it the more rubbed in or buffed it looks and you have a perfect bronze, gold, silver whatever metallic finish you want.

If you don't have the airbrush gold you could even try painting on yellow gel directly or just slightly thinned with vodka and follow the same instructions. Play around with it and you'll see that it works.


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icer101 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 9:03am
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take a flat brush.. put americolor gold on one side.. americolor on the other side.. i,m saying..dip each corner of the brush with these 2 colors.. then blend these 2 colors together.. do this several times. stay in the same blending spot.. then use more gold on the gold corner.. and less white on the white corner.. then paint the white candy object.. see if it does what you need it to do.. this is in one stroke painting technique... let us know if it works.. that is how i paint on a candy object.. hth

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hedge Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:40pm
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Thanks for the responses!

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rg312 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 12:09am
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CakeDiosa - I tried to follow your instructions but the gold airbrush paint is not staying on the candy. Which brand of airbrush paint did you use? do you have any other tips to help me? what kind of brush did u use?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 12:16am
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Anytime I have tried to paint or even airbrush candy melts the color tends to bead...someone once told me to airbrush in layers but I didn't think it looked that good.

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sew4children Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 12:31am
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I recently made a toolbox with the tools being silver. I tinted the chocolate gray by adding a few drops of black. When hardened, I simply dry brushed it with silver luster dust.

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Ixtli Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:12pm
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I just painted a plaque gold this past weekend, I used a very tiny amount of vodka and gold luster dust and it looked beautiful. I had to use a higher ratio of dust because it would paint on thin or just plain look like water with some gold particles. Had to keep stirring it too because it kept trying to separate.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 11:23pm
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I'm wondering if you can mix the gold lustre dust with melted cocoa butter and paint that on? Would it work as well as luster dust and vodka?

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mariabambina Posted 6 May 2013 , 11:20pm
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Which brand do you use? I have tried with wilton (candy melt and dust) and I could not see any difference!



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AnnieCahill Posted 8 May 2013 , 11:16am
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Luster dust works!  My friend just did some chocolates (regular, not white) and then put gold luster dust on.  I will ask her today if she mixed it with anything, but they looked bronze when she brought one into me!

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rita282 Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 3:05pm
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To get a good gold or silver look, first paint your pieces either yellow or gray. This will make the sparkle or luster dusts look more authentic. Lightly brush over the painted pieces with confection glaze and sprinkle on your coloring.  By using confection glaze it will allow your dusts to adhere well and you will be able to handle them without getting it all over you.

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