|Small flatback rhinestone crystal gems are a beautiful addition to henna. |
Let your henna pattern dry before you apply the gems, and seal the paste before you try to add gems.
Use a cone of skin-friendly non-latex acrylic emulsion medical adhesive to make little dots of glue at the places in your henna pattern where you would like to have gems.
Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive are non-latex acrylic emulsion medical adhesives that will adhere gems to skin for several days. Pros-Aide® Liquid is also a non-latex acrylic emulsion medical adhesive that can be used to glue gems to skin, but is a little more difficult to handle.
You can also use Spirit Gum Adhesive, or New Skin Liquid Bandage to apply gems.
a birthday candle onto the gem. The candle will stick slightly to the
gem. When you lift the candle, the gem will come up with the candle. |
(Thanks to Paul Hernandez for showing me this trick!)
|Use the candle to place the gem onto the dot of adhesive.|
|Add as many gems as you wish.|
When you remove the gems, you can clean the medical adhesive off the backs with isopropyl alcohol and reuse them in another body art work.
|You can glue other objects into your body art.|
You can use medical adhesive and other light-weight objects to create body jewelry art with henna, gilding paste, glitter and gems.
This body art work was done by Wendy Rover, and is from the 2013 HennaPage Calendar
|You can add gems and feathers to body art with medical adhesive.|
Anything that is lightweight (and harmless) can be glued to skin with medical adhesive. If the adhesive is formulated for artists' use to be applied easily with a cone, as is Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste, you can do extremely complicated and imaginative work!
This body art work was done by Catherine Cartwright-Jones for the 2012 Henna Page Calendar.
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