you need to know about liquid latex bodypaint.
is liquid latex bodypaint? - Liquid latex bodypaint is a fun liquid rubber
is liquid latex bodypaint made from? - The liquid latex is natural rubber
tree sap, which is harvested without killing the trees, the other ingredients
are a very small amount of ammonia to preserve the liquid latex, water and a
water-based dye to give it the jazzy colour. The liquid latex I use contains
a cosmetic grade dye, some brands use commercial dyes and there has been questions
about how safe they are to use on the skin over time.
do you use it for? - Liquid latex bodypaint can be used to coat parts of
the body, to create fashion outfits, or as an all over body cosmetic to create
erotic body art.
does liquid latex feel like? - When you are applying liquid latex, it feels
cold, and the brush can tickle. As it dries the liquid latex bodypaint shrinks
about 3%, so you get the wonderful skintight, second skin sensation. It is actually
quite warm to wear once it is dry, and if you use shine spray it is sexy to
do you take liquid latex off? - Quick answer, peel it off, it's all part
of the fun!
it hurt when you peel it off? - Not if you have followed the how to apply
liquid latex instructions.
do you prepare the skin before using liquid latex? - Personally I always
make sure the body part I am going to paint is slinky sexy smooth and hair free,
using Nad's No heat hair removal gel, like the latex it is made from natural
ingredients, so it doesn't burn and there is nothing to react chemically. People
who don't want to remove their body hair, and I mean those little fine ones
we all have, should use a light application of body lotion, not too much as
the liquid latex will not stick.
other preparation needed? - Yes! protect you soft furnishings, in it's liquid
state, liquid latex just loves carpets, sofas, bedding, dogs, cats, and once
it starts to dry, it's there to stay, you get the picture. Cover things with
a sheet or towel that you don't really mind getting messy, some starter kits
are supplied with a protective plastic sheet for this purpose. If you want to
be really messy, get a big thick plastic sheet and roll around in the liquid
latex, yes messy but FUN.
you have everything you need handy before you start, latex, brush applicators,
small brush for detailed painting, sparkle dust, shine spray, hairdryer if you
want to speed up the drying time, an extra pair of hands to help and join in,
and if you are anything like me, big box of chocolates and a bottle of wine.
Take the phone off the hook, or put the answerphone on, you don't really want
to be disturbed do you?
How do you do all
those fancy shapes and fine details? - Some people are naturally artistic
and paint liquid latex master pieces freehand, the rest of us however may need
to use some tricks, here are some of mine.
If I want to paint
a shape like the hands above, I use a template, in this case my partners
hands. He drew around them then painted in the colour with liquid latex
using a cotton bud.
Use an eyeliner
pencil to draw in your shape, it will be covered by the liquid latex, and
washes off easily, unlike biro which shows through and felt which doesn't
wash off too well.
Always allow the liquid
latex to dry before trying to apply another coat, or you will ruin it and
have to start again.
When applying the
latex don't put too much on the brush or it will run, use single continual
strokes, not stop start little strokes, this looks terrible when dry.
practice !! the more you use it the better you will get.
For more unusual
shapes, try the local DIY store, I have bought reusable stencils from B
& Q and got some very good results. You can draw round them as discribed
with the hands, or lay them on the skin and use as a traditional stencil,
it does take some practice to get just the right amount of liquid latex
paint onto your sponge brush, applying a little body lotion to the stencil
helps to stop the latex sticking to it and pulling the edges away when you