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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Denise Cold on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:08 pm

I think I need a new bottle. I did a shamrock on my neck and it was half gone by the next morning. I did the alcohol as recommended and dried it.

Metina is ordering new glue but I don't think I'm going to tint it this time in case that is causing issues. I've been pretty good about keeping my stuff from freezing so it's not that.

Must just get worn out.

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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Manabanana on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:01 pm

I personally apply the glue and immediately apply the glitter or mica. I then squish and press and wiggle the glitter/mica into the glue and if need be apply another layer of glitter/mica. Squish wiggle and press again, then remove the stencil.

My tattoos average 8-16 days. My micas even longer. I still have a mica dragon tribal tattoo on my ankle that is over 3 weeks old (yes I shower Smile )

I was asked to show the progress of how old they are on my facebook page to see how long they actually last. Which I did. I didn't even apply the one I used to show how long they last. I had my bestie's 14 year old daughter applied it. It was her first one to apply ever and it still lasted for over 10 days.

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Post by scgilland on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:06 pm

Manabanana wrote:I personally apply the glue and immediately apply the glitter or mica. I then squish and press and wiggle the glitter/mica into the glue and if need be apply another layer of glitter/mica. Squish wiggle and press again, then remove the stencil.

My tattoos average 8-16 days. My micas even longer. I still have a mica dragon tribal tattoo on my ankle that is over 3 weeks old (yes I shower Smile )

I was asked to show the progress of how old they are on my facebook page to see how long they actually last. Which I did. I didn't even apply the one I used to show how long they last. I had my bestie's 14 year old daughter applied it. It was her first one to apply ever and it still lasted for over 10 days.

Yay, thanks for the advice! where do you get your glue, is it just good ole pros aide? and do you buy it bulk and have it for a long time or do you buy fresh often?
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:32 pm

Manabanana wrote:I personally apply the glue and immediately apply the glitter or mica. I then squish and press and wiggle the glitter/mica into the glue and if need be apply another layer of glitter/mica. Squish wiggle and press again, then remove the stencil

I do a version of this as well. I "tap" my glitter into the wet glue using a brush with short bristles, then I lift the stencil. The tapping packs the glitter into the glue and mine last 10 days plus on myself, though I am careful not to scrub or towel-dry them. I did an octopus on a friend's arm that lasted nearly 2 weeks with this method. This method obviously doesn't work well for free-hand glitter tatts since you need the stencil for a crisp edge when you're working with wet glue. I use straight Pros-aide and fill my own applicators using a syringe and an 18g needle.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Manabanana on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:43 pm

I use Glimmer Glue and I dont have it in bulk. I have 3 applicators and was thinking about getting a large refill bottle though.

I wasn't crazy about the y-body glue. Tal applied it herself on me and the stencil only lasted 2 days. But she did have a totally different way to apply them. She removed any excess glue with the clear stencil part of the stencil before applying the glitter. So it might have been that rather then the glue.

I started with Moon Light glue and it was my favorite. Only draw back is it goes on clear so Sometimes I cant see where I applied it, but it lasted the longest. Plus I cant find were to JUST buy the glue. I make my own stencils so I dont need a kit with stencils included.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:32 pm

What did you guys use to tint your glue? I can see (haha!) where that would be super useful for larger free-hand designs. I don't use any liquid face paint currently and I tried added some small crumbles of TAG, but it didn't work.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Denise Cold on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:07 pm

I'm afraid to add face paint this time because it might be what's making it last a little less with the glitter tats.

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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by artyfacesbyluz on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:07 am

I put a drop of food coloring on the glue.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by CATZ on Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:13 am

I put some crumbles of purple dfx in Prosaide and shake it good after it's sat for a few minutes. Here's photos of a stencil I made and had on me for two weeks. I eventually took it off because I didn't like having to coordinate to it every day! Very Happy


It actually looked not bad after 2 weeks. It's hard to get good photos of glitter tattoos.


I used this design quite a bit lately for some events. Worked well for a necklace and sleeves Very Happy

The staying power has a lot to do with an individual's skin type too. My 9 year old daughter can't seem to keep a tattoo for more than a day or two. My other daughter it's about a week and then I'm a couple weeks. So all the same product and process, but all different skin.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by katb1 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:33 pm

The glue used for glitter tattoos is a water-based acrylic glue. I have a bottle (Amerikan Body Art/ Michael Davies)that's 2 years old and going strong. (1/2 gal size) Wink You can add water while it's wet to thin it out. You can add a bit of face paint, food coloring or water-based liquid face paint to LIGHTLY tint it for free handing.

For those of you in hot & humid regions, lightly dust the body ares with baby powder after cleaning w/ alcohol and before applying the stencil. It will keep the "glitter stickies" down to a minimum. Very Happy

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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by vicky@addgo.com on Wed May 02, 2012 3:39 pm

im so confused. will anyone do a vid on this?
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by vicky@addgo.com on Wed May 02, 2012 4:21 pm

@Denise, how do you reuse these tats afterwards? for example, the second customer wants the same idea?
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by vicky@addgo.com on Wed May 02, 2012 4:40 pm

Has anyone tried using a stamp, with facepaint, then glitter over it on the face to get a tattoo effect? Because i was just reading where LisaJoyYoung says you have to scrub the tattoo off so they are not good for faces?
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed May 02, 2012 5:10 pm

The whole idea behind glitter or mica tattoos is that they stay on for several days at a time... a stamp with face paint and glitter on it will still only last the one day, less if it gets wet.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by vicky@addgo.com on Wed May 02, 2012 5:37 pm

right, but you wouldnt put it on the face right?
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by katb1 on Wed May 02, 2012 7:24 pm

vicky@addgo.com wrote:right, but you wouldnt put it on the face right?

Correct. Glittter tattoos are NOT good for the face as many parents will get quite peeved. They might think it's a good idea, till they find out it lasts for days. The glue is safe for applying gems, google eyes, etc., but that as far as I would go with it.

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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by aussiemarie on Wed May 02, 2012 9:37 pm

katb1 wrote:The glue used for glitter tattoos is a water-based acrylic glue. I have a bottle (Amerikan Body Art/ Michael Davies)that's 2 years old and going strong. (1/2 gal size) Wink You can add water while it's wet to thin it out. You can add a bit of face paint, food coloring or water-based liquid face paint to LIGHTLY tint it for free handing.

For those of you in hot & humid regions, lightly dust the body ares with baby powder after cleaning w/ alcohol and before applying the stencil. It will keep the "glitter stickies" down to a minimum. Very Happy

Kat B.

Hey, Do you think this would work for NO stencil, but using free hand either with a small painting brush or squeezing glue straight out of a botttle ?
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by a face painting mom on Wed May 02, 2012 10:35 pm

I do my glitter tats with wet glue, have used prosaide, and poof the glitter on, then press it in, then sweep, then remove the stencil. If there are any stickies because of humidity, we use a little baby powder arround the edges to brush off the stuck glitter.

For the new glue cones though, you have to let it dry clear and get tacky, and then apply the glitter, so I am seeing the appeal of tacky glue and glitter adhesion in action! Also, seeing just how well even prosaide can hold a gem if you let it a dot get tacky on the skin, let another dot get tacky on the gem, and then put the two together.

Love, love that caligraphy Denise! Gotta go back and watch those ytubes again...
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by vicky@addgo.com on Thu May 03, 2012 2:11 am

Hello how do you make your own stencils???? bounce
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Denise Cold on Thu May 03, 2012 10:18 am

I don't re-use stencils. They take off quite a bit of skin flakes with them when removed so I wouldn't do that to clients...I wouldn't think they would be reliable either because the edges might seep glue the second time.

As far as using a stencil...the glue is really sticky and I hate even cleaning it off my brushes and applicators. I don't think you could take it off a stencil without damaging it and if it was on a stamp it would make it really sticky.

Some people have paper cutters like the Cricut and have used it to create their own designs. I go through Faketoos. He does custom designs for $30 or $40 dollars and I'm lucky because he lives in my town.

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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by Sweet Loretta on Wed May 09, 2012 2:02 am

We have a 24" professional plotter and cut up to 7.5 mil stencils the same wt as Temptu and the istencil brand used by Vargas and Bad naughty word. Of course we can cut vinyl too for glitter. Covering that clear layer is a pain. We have friends who get them cover their own. Cutting our own and for firends has made a huge difference. We do still buy designs we like from others - mostly for airbrush Showoffs, Trendy Tribals

I don't buy from them but Faketoos has nice designs.

Pros Aide is great. Many like the Acylic Glue claiming it draws out better for free hand work.
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Re: Glitter Glue Controversy

Post by vegas mom on Tue May 29, 2012 9:28 am

Glitter glitter glitter. Fine, coarse, powdery, cosmetic and craft. If you are doing glitter tattoos on the arms or anywhere else but the face....is it okay to use the finer craft glitter??? Just curious. Thanks
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Post by anniel on Tue May 29, 2012 9:58 am

I would think so...
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue May 29, 2012 10:10 am

I don't know what the correct answer is for that... but I would advise against it.

Simply because craft glitter is not deemed safe for the eyes and I wouldn't feel comfortable adhering glitter to their arms that was unsafe... there is always renegade glitter that lands on the person or clothing when applying glitter tattoos and this could too easily end up in their eyes.

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Post by Denise Cold on Tue May 29, 2012 12:52 pm

It would have to be .008 round cut polyester (no metal, no sharp edges)...the only one I've seen even close is Polyflake brand. If you can feel it on your arm, then it wouldn't be good because when they try to remove it, it will act as sandpaper...and by feel it I mean grit under your finger, you shouldn't be able to feel much of anything with good glitter. And there is always the eyes issue even if you are doing their arm.

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