These dusts are NON TOXIC and are ideal for use on gum paste flowers, plaques, lettering etc. However they are mainly intended for decorative purpose only and not for ingestion. They can be used in dry form for dusting purposes only, or mixed with edible white spirit e.g.vodka or lemon essence that has at least 70% or more alcohol content, for painting and highlighting. Best use is Decorator Rose essence (which has 96% alcohol content) which is very quick to dry. When mix a lower alcohol content substance, the mixture does not dry as quick when applied . They prsent a range of creative colour possiblities, and the opportunity to acheive colours of unique liveliness.
Listing of available colours and some suggestions for the use of these dusting powders are given below.
These dusts have a larger particle size than the Luster dusts and give wet dew-like effect when brushed on coloured or white gum paste. Not recommenended for using with airbrush, due to larger particle size that may clog the airbrush gun.
A light dusting with Super Pearl gives a shimmering luster to flowers made from white coloured paste. The other Pearls in the range, when dusted on white flower petal, exhibit subtle coloured sheen by reflection, although displaying no apparent colour. Good on Cattleya orchids where the throat is coloured and the sepals left white etc., or on small white filler flowers as it allows for the continuation of the colour scheme although the flowers are white.