ok everyone there is something I haven't figured out is how do you paint on fondant or gum paste? I am by no means ready to attack this and it might even be another year before I even do lol. I am just wondering how do you do it? is it hard to do? can you even paint on fondant and gum paste?
thank you again,
thanks I think the kids would have fun with this it will make a good fathers day desert. So, I just go buy the airbrush paints or gel paint but a little on a plate and let them go at at just like painting on a pic? thanks everyone.
I use gels only with black and occasionally red or brown. Otherwise I use the powders. To me they are easier to blend, and its easier to blend the colors to make your own concoction. Powder colors are more true and consistant it seems. Also when you're done they dry up in the dish and when you need that color again you just add vodka again. The gels dry too hard for that.
I always use vodka to mix my colors. It dries fast but not TOO fast. I get the cheapest I can find. How much you add depends on the density of color you desire. Colette Peters taught us to use lemon extract. I dont like it at all. It has a much higher alcohol content and dries virtually as fast as you paint it on. If you are painting a large area it makes it uneven and streaky. Also it will dry in your dish so quickly it's hard to keep a consistant color. Vodka mixed colors usually will dry in a minute or two. Much longer than that can be problematic as well.
If you are using true gold or silver you only want to put in a few drops of vodka. It should end up slightly thinner than a paste. If you are using pearl white to make a fondant ribbon look shiney, use much more vodka.