Lumpy!!! Mixing Gel Colors With Alcohol For Painting

Baking By redreba Updated 3 Dec 2017 , 3:08am by MBalaska

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redreba Posted 2 Dec 2017 , 2:30pm
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Whenever I mix my gel colors with alcohol to use for painting... they get totally lumpy.  Anyone else have this issue?  How do I avoid, minimize, or eliminate the lumps!!!

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SandraSmiley Posted 2 Dec 2017 , 9:22pm
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 I really can't help you because I've never had a problem with my gel colors being lumpy.  I don't like to use gel colors for painting, though, because it sometimes doesn't dry very well.  I prefer powdered colors mixed with vodka.

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MBalaska Posted 2 Dec 2017 , 11:28pm
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Angela from "The Painted Box" has a brilliant tutorial on this.  I made several jars of color to use on fondant and such when I was in Alaska and her method worked brilliantly.  I didn't pack them up with my moving goodies, sadly.

The gunk is just the thickener and she'll explain in the tute. I'll make some more when I can as it worked so well for me.

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redreba Posted 3 Dec 2017 , 1:49am
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Thank you SO much for this!!!  I thought maybe I was doing something wrong!  

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MBalaska Posted 3 Dec 2017 , 3:08am
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 good luck to you, happy painting

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