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Red that matches bling band red

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I have tried every thing I could think of to get this color. It's not a red, it's more of a pinkish red. I have tried starting with red and adding purple, red and added hot pink, started with hot pink and added red. Duff's red is to orange and I tried luster dust and mixed different dusts and not even close. Does any body have any suggestions or ideas for me to try?

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post #2 of 9

Is it possible to provide a picture of what you're trying to copy?

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I'm not sure if I did this right. I'm trying to match this rhinestone red bling. It is not red, it's a pinkish red. I want to make a peony this color. My grandma is celebration her 100TH Birthday Saturday and her cake is going to be red,white and blue. The rhinestone bands in those colors will go around the base of each cake. With 3 peony flowers also in red, white and. blue. Sorry I rambled on but I need any help I can get with this color.
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post #4 of 9
Maybe add a tiny touch of black, or even blue.
post #5 of 9
Maybe it is hot pink, not red, with a touch of black.
post #6 of 9

The picture is good.  It appears to be more of a cranberry color.  I would start by adding some white to your red to lighten it some and then add some violet.  If you look at if closely, the bling has violet tones to it. adjust with rose or pink.

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post #7 of 9

also - you can add a little red at a time to darken if needed

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post #8 of 9

Add a touch of brown gel paste.  Just a tiny, tiny bit...Brown should make the color richer.

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post #9 of 9
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I started from white and used a lots of Red, Red and got the perfect red color instead of orange. It has darkened as it dries and I think it looks really good. 

Thank you again for your help.

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