|Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive are safe, reliable 'white henna' skin adhesives. Becoming Moonlight® is a
latex-free medical adhesive that has been
adapted specifically for henna artists. You can do similar
with Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive,
but that is more difficult to work with, because it becomes transparent
when it dries. It is adapted for medical prosthetics, not for body art.
Sprinkle cosmetic quality polyester glitter over the 'white henna' paste. This is dazzling waterproof body art that lasts about five to ten days depending on care.
|Get a cone of a
latex-free medical adhesive gilding paste (also known as "white
a tiny bit from the tip, the smallest bit off the tip that
will squeeze out a tiny line of paste.
If you clip too much, you'll waste your cone.
Test your line. Use a smaller line of gilding paste than you would henna paste.
Thin lines dry quickly.
Heavier lines dry more slowly.
Glitter and other powders will fatten up your lines, so start thin.
||Apply gilding paste
to the skin, just as you would apply henna. If your lines are thin, the
be dry enough to
apply glitter in a few minutes.
Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste paste will not become transparent as it dries. It will stay white. Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive will become transparent, so is more difficult to use in larger projects.
|Brush cosmetic body
glitter over the pattern, Brush very lightly
to spread the glitter exactly where you want it to go. Brush away the
|Do you want to add another, clearly separate color? Apply more gilding paste, and apply the next color of glitter.|
|Brush away the
excess with a soft brush. Be careful to not touch the brush
to the sticky paste.
|Do you want a design with many colors? You can continue applying as as much complexity as you wish.|
|You can sprinkle in
colors; the colors will blend
together. Brush away the excess with a soft brush.
|You can add gilding powder, Mehron Metallic powders, and gems to Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste.|
|Sprinkle on gilding
powder and brush or blow away the excess. If
the weather is very humid, or if you are perspiring, you may need
to rinse off excess glitter. Wait twenty minutes for the
paste to dry before washing. You can wash away the excess
gilding powder, or metallic powder with soap and water,
not disturb the pattern!
more worries about aftercare! A person can put
loose clothing on
this body art. A person can shower, and the art will not
This body art will last between three and ten days, depending on how the person takes care of their art.
You can remove a pattern quickly by rubbing it with the sticky side of scotch tape!
|If you get a sticky
blob on the tip of your cone while you work, clean the tip with an
alcohol prep pad.
When you're done, clean the tip and put a tab of tape back on the tip. Your paste will last for about six months at room temperature.
Do not refrigerate Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste or Pros-Aide adhesives and NEVER freeze them.