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Post by Abbadabbadoo on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:56 pm


Just Google face paint and have come across this brand.
What is your thought of it?



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Post by JennyNixe on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:24 pm

You have to use a barrier cream under Derivan. For me, that's a sign that it might not be as safe as they'd like you to think. Also, it's not very practical -- kids are not going to let you rub lotion all over their faces before you get started, and it adds time for each face.

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Post by fesspenter on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:32 pm

I break out in tiny fluid filled blisters from this oily liquid with blumpy lumpy blobs of color. It is a sacrilege to call Derivan "face paint".

I do not like it much.

Maybe I should let my feelings out more often so my head doesn't explode.

Happy Painting!

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Post by PaintedFaces on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Nasty plasticy stuff that cracks off. Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:21 pm

The Tim Gratton Body Paint - the Black only - is really great for body painting. BUT I cut it 50/50 with water to get a nice painting consistency.

You can see how it looks

I tried a couple other colours - not impressed.

Does the face paint need to be diluted too? I've never tried it.


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Post by erica21 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:44 pm

It was the first paint I used - for a very very short time - like twice! I did not like it so I researched and discovered water activated paints like tag ect.

Derivan is a liquid paint and I found it to look/ dry dull, it looked awful when used in a design that covers the whole face, and it itches like crazy as it dries.

It can be diluted with water whenever it gets too thick and lumpy to bring it back to the 'right' consistency - which is still quite thick. Some of the colours are so transparent it was a waste of time.

Any I had went in the bin, while I waited for my order of tag to arrive!

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Post by Valerie A on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:16 pm

Ah, come on Fesspenter....tell us how you Really feel. Don't hold back. Laughing
Valerie A

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Post by lala on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:04 am

I did a job for spotlight knitting fete and they handed me some of their derivan paints to use if i wanted.... oh golly no...
i found that it was super easy to double db for flowers and some of the colours were good for dots
there is no consistency from colour to colour or sometimes just from batch to batch. I found it hit and miss sometimes lumpy and gooey others super duper runny (much like acrylics). it gets flaky from layering and takes a while to get the right consistency for sponging.

But thats just me and my experience..
One of my fave FP books by Chantal the Fairy uses it (ive only read the old edition mind you) and with really great results! http://www.chantalfairy.com

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