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Base-Face
Posts: 10
Los Angeles, California, US


Im going to be paiting a few friends for an event coming up and was wondering if anyone had any advise or tips.  What paint would you recommend? I need it to last long and not sweat off of my girls. Any tips on covering nips completly? I going to be handpainting not using an airbrush.
May 08 06 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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The Crump Effect
Posts: 562
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US


Base-Face wrote:
Im going to be paiting a few friends for an event coming up and was wondering if anyone had any advise or tips.  What paint would you recommend? I need it to last long and not sweat off of my girls. Any tips on covering nips completly? I going to be handpainting not using an airbrush.

your going to need to get some kind of sealer to waterproof what you paint to make it last
make sure they dont use any kind of petroleum based lotions, ben nye and mehron are good paints

May 08 06 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,847
San Francisco, California, US


If you want to cover the nipples you have a couple options that actually can work.

1. Pasties- distracting but reliable
2. Design- Try to work your designs so that the nipple is broken by a line or a color change. Distract the eye away from the nipple by placing a bright spot somewhere close, but not too close.

Check out sillyfarm.com for face and bodypaint supplies at reasonable cost.
May 08 06 04:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Philipe
Posts: 5,189
Pomona, California, US


Ben Nye
Hand painted

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w163/Philipe0849/j1noisecc2myname.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w163/Philipe0849/f1cc1designmyname.jpg
Jul 03 07 04:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,954
Corona, California, US


Nipple coverage:

1) Target sells either fabric or silicone nipple covers. Both need to be "primered" and blended color wise to the body before you start to paint. Fabric sucks up paint. Silicone can reflect paint differntly, especially when metallics are used. I like using the silicone.
2) www.pro-shields.com sells nice, professional grade latex shields.
3) www.pastease.com sells cool felt and glitter pasties. Nice and big and a lot of FUN to work into designs.
4) or... cut to shape from adhesive bra material

Jewelry:
1) Can be fun to work into a paint - see my welder gal.
2) May or may not be able to be removed.
3) Can cause a problem with strange bumps and adhesion under the covers.

Paint:
Water based with setting liquid may be your best bet!

Design:
1) Lace. Experiment with double spraying a base, then the lace as a mask. Very good for disguising pieces-parts.
2) Stencil patterns. Craig Fraser's got a nice line of skulls from Artool...
3) Design. Align the nipples to seams or texturs. Like Rich said!

Hope this helps...
Jul 03 07 05:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,954
Corona, California, US


I know you're not using an airbrush, but this was done last year with 2 water based colors and lace. Live event paint, so it doesn't have all the detail I'm used to working with, but it took about 15 minutes to do from skin prep through to clean up.

http://battledress.biz/images/finals/woodstock%20festival/georgia%20at%20woodstock%2006.jpg
Jul 03 07 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Purple Sea Photography
Posts: 401
Waukesha, Wisconsin, US


Base-Face wrote:
Im going to be paiting a few friends for an event coming up and was wondering if anyone had any advise or tips.  What paint would you recommend? I need it to last long and not sweat off of my girls. Any tips on covering nips completly? I going to be handpainting not using an airbrush.

Nipple covers - http://www.pro-shield.com or check if there is a store that dancers use in your area - they attach with adhesive and work really well -just get round ones not shapes.

Wolff bros paint is awesome, but expensive.  Kryolan is great too  - check http://www.glittertogore.com to get what you need.

Jul 03 07 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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