Frequently Asked Questions
Luster Dust & Pedal Dust
The main difference between Luster Dust and Petal Dust is that Luster Dust adds a subtle color with a nice sheen and slight sparkle effect. Petal Dust give a deeper tone with a matte finish great for realistic details especially with gumpaste sugar flowers.
Luster Dust is far different from Disco Dust. Luster Dust is made of very fine dust like particles that leave a sheen effect with a slight color tone. Disco Dust is made of larger particles similar to glitter, giving a very dramatic “Bling” shine and effect. Luster Dust can be diluted and passed through an airbrush, where Disco Dust is too large and can not.
Luster Dust is a non toxic decorative color not intended to be consumed.
Luster Dust and Petal dust is made up of a mixture to titanium dioxide, iron dioxide, carmine, & mica.
The most common way to use Luster and Petal Dusts are by using a dry brush similar to makeup powder. Simply dab an artist brush or clean brush to the dry powder and apply as needed. Or they can also be used in a Pump Brush. Another way Luster and Petal Dusts are used are by diluting it with an alcohol such as vodka and painting with it as it were a wet paint. Also by diluting it further, Luster and Petal Dusts can be passed through an airbrush.
Luster Dust and Petal Dust can be passed through the airbrush to quickly add color. Simply dilute the Dust with an alcohol such as a clear rum or vodka to about a 2 alcohol :1 dust ratio and fill the airbrush.
Luster Dust and Petal Dust can be diluted to be used to paint with. Simply dilute the Dust with some clear alcohol such as rum or vodka, 2 dust : 1 alcohol and adjust as needed. Then using an artist brush, paint on details or even letters.
Luster Dust and Petal Dust can be used in many different ways. One common way is to apply the dust colors onto real fresh flowers just as you would with sugar flowers.
There is no difference between Luster Dusts and Lustre Dusts. They are the same product and same quality.