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How to Make Airbrush Body Paint
Airbrush body paints are non-toxic, water-based, and quick drying. That is why, they are most preferred for making temporary tattoos. This article tells you how to make them and use them effectively.
Ningthoujam Sandhyarani
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2018
Nowadays, everyone, including the young generations as well as the elderly people are crazy about body paints and tattoos. The style and design of the tattoos reflect each person's individual taste. In comparison to the permanent cosmetic tattooing made by using tattoo machine and ink, airbrush body painting is a much preferred choice. It is made by spraying the paint with a sprayer device. In this art, you don't have to worry about the pain and discomfort, which are associated with permanent tattoos.
You will need an airbrush (spraying device) and the paint of your choice. Airbrush tattoo kits are available that consist of stencils, a sprayer, and ink. There are several airbrush types, which are designed for creating various effects. For example, an airbrush with the single action mechanism is configured to spray paint and air at the same time, while in a double action mechanism, the flow of air and paint can be monitored according to the user's requirements. Speaking about the paints, the viscosity and the safety of the additives should be considered while buying them.
Airbrush Body Paint
This kind of painting usually remains for the period of a few days to about a week, hence, it is considered as temporary body art. Usually, the paints are water-based products, and can be easily cleaned with body oils. The ingredients are non-toxic and chosen in such a way that the paint dries within a few seconds. Ready-to-apply airbrush body paints are available in the market; you can purchase them from any cosmetic store. In case you cannot find the color of your choice, you can prepare the paint on your own.
In order to do that, you will require food coloring or dye, cornstarch, baking soda, water, glycerin, vinegar, mixing bowls, and storage containers. For making half a gallon of paint, the required quantity of the ingredients is as follows: 2 cups cornstarch, 1 cup baking soda, ½ cup water, ¼ cup glycerin, and 2 cups of vinegar. The amount of food coloring varies depending upon the color spectrum that you are aiming for.
In a mixing bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar together. Stir well and allow the mixture to stand for a few minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients, except water. Combine them well, so that the food coloring blends in smoothly. You can gently add water drop by drop while stirring continuously in order to prepare a uniformly thick paint. Stop adding water when the desired paint viscosity is achieved. Follow similar tips for making different colors paints. You can store the different paints in separate containers with airtight lids.
An easier alternative to the above procedure is prepare the color that you want by mixing two or more ready-made airbrush body paints in a proper ratio. The design of the art is left to the individual's choice. Some people prefer this kind of painting for special occasions or particular days. In such cases, the theme of the tattoos design usually matches the occasion. On a general note, the choices you have are unlimited. You can paint beautiful butterflies, scary scorpions, or flowery patterns. You can also make the picture of a person that you adore the most. One of the advantages of this art is that even a beginner can make the designs using stencils.
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