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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:13 am

Just wanted to share that after searching and searching, I finally found CLEAR Aloe Vera gel at StupidStore (SuperSt0re).
It seems before that I could only ever find green Aloe gel.

Most people here probably already know where to source it, but for those like me (that want to try their hand at making their own glitter gel) and can't find the clear stuff... Hope that helps!

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Post by Sparklyone on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:34 am

Ahhhhhh, you've opened up a whole new world to me! Very Happy flower Thank you!

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Post by Ester K-D on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:39 am

OK....where have I been? Do you just use regular glitter and add some aloe vera? Does it dry quickly enough? what measures do you use (1 part gel and 3 parts dry glitter???). Where did you get your bottles with the special tips? This seems to give the same effect as liquid bling...very fine with plenty of glitter! Awesome!

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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:42 am

Haha... happy I can feed your addiction like this site feeds mine!

I also found that the Paradise glitter is pretty spectacular to work with. And the container was so large, I only had to use half of it to create this glitter gel bottle (pictured above) so that I still had half left over to use as loose glitter for shimmering up those designs. Happy!

Glad to help even one person, after all I have learned here!
If shipping costs are an issue, they sell the bottles, and tips at my local art supply store (Opus) for next to nothing.

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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:54 am

E K-D, yes I just use regular glitter. As for ratios... you'll have to play a bit but I found that the Paradise glitter was so fine and gave great coverage, I only had to use about half of the original container (umm small container, not sure the size?)
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and added just enough gel to get a good consistency, which luckily turned out to be just enough to fill my bottle! I might have been able to get away with less? But I'd never done it before and wanted to have good coverage, without gel-gaps.
It dries completely in about 10 minutes. I can rub my hand/fingers over it (not super hard) without much glitter coming off onto my fingers, so it's there to stay.
It isn't as fine a line without the metal tip. I tried it.
Opus/art supply stores carry the bottles and tips, as does Metina in the Forum Shop I believe, and a number of online stores (Amerikan Body Art) do too.

And I believe it will create the impression of a jewel if used correctly, and not looked at too closely.
Let me know how it goes! Very Happy
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Post by Ester K-D on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:59 am

I'm off shopping...back soon! Smile

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Post by CottonKandyClown on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:22 am

Awesome! I just might have to try this now Smile
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Post by Sparklyone on Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:53 am

I want to clarify that when you say you use regular glitter you mean cosmetic glitter, right? Smile

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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:30 pm

Sparklyone wrote:I want to clarify that when you say you use regular glitter you mean cosmetic glitter, right? Smile


Yes, YES! Whoops! ONLY cosmetic-grade glitter!! Haha, we all know where 'assuming' can get a person... Embarassed Thanks for pointing that out, Sparklyone!

I meant 'regular' in the sense that it didn't have to be a special type of cosmetic-grade glitter for it to work as a glitter gel. But you're right, that could TOTALLY get misinterpreted. Yikes. That's what happens when you post late at night on nearly no sleep and after a glass (or two) of vino. Coherence goes out the window. Suspect

Maybe there are other levels of specialness for cosmetic glitter that others know about, but I just used Paradise glitter. I have Wolfe glitter as well, but the packaged amount is so small that I'd have to use the entire amount and I'm not willing to do that yet. I'll have to restock first.

On a brighter note, it stayed on all night! I wanted to test it to see what would happen so I wore it to bed. The other two came off (the silver on my inner forearm, and the gold on the back of my hand), but this one (on the top of my forearm) stayed pretty much intact...I think because of the way I sleep/luck o' the draw.



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Post by Griffinblue on Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:45 pm

Wow! I can't believe that looks so good overnight!
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:02 pm

So now you have glitter in your bed?

Oh the sacrifices we make! lol!

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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:55 pm

Shannon Fennell wrote:So now you have glitter in your bed?

Oh the sacrifices we make! lol!

Hahaha. That's funny. I laughed hard at my computer, so darling daughter had to come in and see what was going on.

Yes, it now might look like Tinkerbell's bed... but I didn't really notice. It's laundry day anyways so the first thing I did this morning was pull off all the sheets in our house.
I wonder if my husband went to work with stray glitter (he would have showered, but you know how tenacious glitter can be)! hahaha. That's almost better than the April Fools' trick I played on him last year.

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Post by MonsterKat on Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:20 pm

Oh great, now I have another thing to have to go and try Razz Looks awesome, I have a couple little girls would LOVE some glitter with their paint, lol
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Post by silvercord on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:04 am

how long to dry?
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Post by 1HappyNut on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:16 am

silvercord wrote:how long to dry?

Your avatar gives me shivers! It's very realistic. Did you paint that?

The gel takes about 10 minutes to dry completely, though I didn't really time it. There are products you can buy with it already made, of course. But I didn't have access to any, without large shipping costs.

Did anyone else try this yet? I have been so busy cramming school in, trying desperately to graduate on time, that I have had no time to play with my paints. So I made the glitter gel, tried it a couple of times, and haven't really touched it since. I should do a test run soon and see how it holds up after all this time with no lid (besides the ss tip).

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Post by silvercord on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:36 am

i'm trying the aloe as we speak. ..And that photo is of me! I used Rigid Collodium...or however you spell it, for the scars... and some paint...Paradise i think it was. Its totally creepy! hahaha
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Post by 1HappyNut on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:08 pm

Wow. Incredibly realistic! affraid CREEPY! Had me fooled. Nice job!!!

So.. how did it go with the glittery gel?
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Post by summers4seasons on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:31 pm

Man! Now I have to go get more glitter! I bet that works great out of the Henna bottles.

Thank you for sharing!
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Post by silvercord on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:37 pm

Ya, I use the Henna Bottles....It took forever to dry half way....should I use the one with the alcohol in it or the alcohol free kind??? whats the deal?
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Post by 1HappyNut on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:32 pm

Hmmm, I don't know. I didn't realize there was a choice. I had been searching *forever* for clear aloe gel so I just grabbed it. I will check what I have and let you know.
I know the glitter gel you can buy in the stores takes a bit to dry as well.... Can anyone who's used them weigh in here with their experience with store-bought glitter gel dry times?
I can try mine out again and actually time it.

I'll get back to you.
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Post by anniel on Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:21 pm

OK, glitter in the bed....I like that idea for naughty boys, tenacious pink! (Could I be so bad? Maybe...depends on how mad they make me, ah creative discipline!)
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Post by funnyfacesofct on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 pm

What size metal tip did you use? Amerikan Body art sells several sizes. Don't want one too big or too small.

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Post by 1HappyNut on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:46 am

Haha...that's funny Anniel. Very creative!
Funnyfacesofct, I used .7 mm and .9 mm I think. Not sure which.
I know I have both. I'm sure both work equally fine.
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Post by facetheart on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:17 pm

Those tips can be bought at Michaels they are henna art tips, thats what henna artists use.
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