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Tips for Coloring Wafer Paper without an Edible Printer or Airbrush
It’s Thrusday again which means it’s Tip Thursday on my Facebook Page. Today’s Tip Thursday has been contributed by my lovely friend Violet Lin Tran of The Violet Cake Shop.
Violet is an amazing cake artist who has been recently featured in many online magazines. She has very kindly shared many tutorials on her Facebook page. You can visit Violet on her Facebook Page here – The Violet Cake Shop Facebook Page or
You can visit her blog here – The Violet Cake Shop Blog
Coloring wafer paper can sometimes be tricky if you want deep, rich color but do not have an edible printer or special oil-based colors. Even using an airbrush,can cause your paper to warp or curl or may take several coats. Dry dusting results in spotty, dull color. An easier way to color wafer paper is to use petal dusts mixed with oil…
- mix petal dusts with a bit of vegetable oil to create a paint-like consistency and paint onto your wafer piece with a standard brush;
- use thinner brush to get into tight spots – to color whole sheets, use a wide flat edged brush or blot on with paper towel dipped in mixture;
- blot excess paint after with clean paper towel and allow to sit overnight so excess oil can dissipate before using to make décor
- make sure to test your mixture on scrap pieces of wafer paper before coloring whole pieces or sheets, to ensure right consistency
- too much oil and colors may not be deep enough, too little oil and the paint can look streaky, spotty or clumpy.
- Do not overload brush with paint for first stroke as it can “bleed” into paper too much
works best on deeper colors but still works with lighter ones – the finer the dust, the better and more even the results
- works also with some types of concentrated gel colors mixed with oil..
- Test first.
Violet has a detailed post on her blog with more progress pictures about Coloring wafer Paper
And finally here is today’s Tip Thursday on my Facebook page. Veena’s Art of Cakes