Hi there, just wondering if this is a common problem or if there is something I'm not doing right. Tonight as I was airbrushing and my "normal" colours were working fine, but when I switched up to the pearl / sheen colors they started to splatter. I cleaned my airbrush fully, tried again and the same problem. Yet the plain colours were still ok? I am using the Americolor pearl/sheen airbrush colours. Is this a common issue seeing that these colours have the metallic/pearl suspended in them? Very frustrated as I have wasted a batch of cookies, any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I have used Chefmaster Red metalic and gold metalic. I shake it hard until all is well mixed. I only need to open my arographer a Little more or it will be blocked. In my particular experience this gold metalic looks like yellow in light colors and gold in dark colors. I use Duff gold and Pearl aerographer paint for hand paint because I find it to thick for the aerographer. My red Saint Valentin cookie was Red metalic airbrushed. The metalic color shined more when I covered it with corn syrup and I only used a few glitters dusted for more shine. I'm using Duff aerographer.
I have had that issue in the past with pearled airbrush colors (AmeriColor). I read somewhere to thin it out with some alcohol (vodka) so it didn't clog the tip and to clean after using by running vodka through the airbrush. I did that with my Valentine cookies and it worked very well. I just put some vodka in a small squeeze bottle and kept it beside me. I would use approximately drop for drop - maybe two of vodka per 1 of color because the color drops were bigger I noticed. I also made sure I shook the heck out the bottle of color - the metallic seem to separate even just sitting there a few minutes. I put it on low and did two or three thin passes to get the level of color I was seeking. I don't have a lot of airbrush experience, but I do like the pearlized colors!