Gray Airbrush Color
I’ve been asked many times, “How do you get gray airbrush color?” AmeriMist has a silver that is close, but it has a sheen to it, and not all cookie themes need a sheen. Can you imagine making manly-man cookies all sparkly-silver? Not so manly. Below I’ll show you how to make gray air brush color so you can make your own 50 Shades of Gray.
You will need:
- White AmeriColor gel
- Black AmeriMist color
**Warning ** See the Cookie Alcohol in the picture? It’s just vodka. I don’t use alcohol to thin any of my AmeriMist colors. This is what happened after I made my gray and thinned it out with alcohol:
It separated the white and created a bunch of specks in it, which will cause problems in your airbrush. Friends don’t let friends mix white AmeriColor and alcohol! **End of Warning**
Now back to making the Gray Airbrush color.
I added a couple drops of black AmeriMist to the White AmeriColor gel and mixed it until I had the color I wanted.
I noticed that the gray airbrush color was a little thicker than I like for my airbrush, so I added a couple drops of water to it and stirred it up really well. Now it’s all set to go!
Using a Stencil Genie or magnets, I positioned the stencil over the cookie. I added a couple drops of gray airbrush color to my gun and started to airbrush the stencil.
When airbrushing, it is best to go slow with even strokes. A couple layers of a light coat will work better than one heavy-handed layer. Airbrush colors seem to seep at the edges if they’re applied too heavily. I’ve also noticed that with heavy coats that use white, the color begins to take on a crackle texture.
Because the white is a matte finish this gray will also be a matte finish. I think it turned out really well!
Next, I added some blue flower centers to finish it off.
Here are some more examples gray airbrushed cookies.
When using any White AmeriColor gel in your gun, it’s important to clean the gun immediately after using, otherwise the white will coat everything and leave a film on it. Click here to see in detail how to clean your airbrush. Cleaning your airbrush after every use will give it a longer, happier life.
The stencil I used in this blog post is the Daisy Stencil.
Check back in two weeks for another blog post. Until then, happy stenciling!