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Diluting gel colors for airbrushing?

post #1 of 7
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There is nowhere around me that sells airbrush colors, and I need one or two colors that I don't have in airbrush form. Is there any way to dilute gel colors with vodka to this them out enough for the airbrush???
TIA
post #2 of 7
You can try buy if you clog your airbrush you will have bigger problems on your hands...I wouldn't suggest it.

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post #3 of 7
I have used gels diluted with HOT water before. I just put it in a jar with a lid & shake it up. Just be sure it's all dissolved or it will clog up everything. Hope this helps.
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post #4 of 7
I've diluted colors with Everclear before, but make sure you strain through a fine cheesecloth or something. Haven't tried the hot water as suggested above but that may eliminate the blobs of color that don't dissolve.
post #5 of 7
I have used vodka as the thinner because it dries quicker on the buttercream surface, works great. I do mix it in a small container before adding to gun. Make sure you have hot water in container and clean the gun well right after. I also used this over fondant (suit case cake in my pic's) I did not realize the airbursh color set I bought had no brown. I used brown gel and vodka for shadowing. Good luck!
post #6 of 7
I dilute them alot. I use either vodka or clear vanilla, never had an issue with my airbrush clogging up. Good luck.
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks guys, I will cross my fingers and try!
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