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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:51 pm

I've been thinking of trying out glitter tats, and I was just wondering...

I've seen mica tats, and glitter tats, but no combination of the two. What would happen if you mixed some fine, iridescent glitter with mica? Has anyone ever tried this?

I like the idea of combining the shimmery opaque-ness of mica with the bling factor of glitter. I may have to buy some sample baggies and try it out!
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Post by anniel on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:21 am

What about just combining the two separately on the same tatt? Guess I will try it...
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:01 pm

I think it's a great idea. Let us know what happens.

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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks! I will definitely post my results. My only problem is that I need to buy body glue, but temperatures are now below freezing where I am, so I'm not sure if I should take the chance ordering the adhesive online! I'll check around at some beauty shops in town, and maybe I can find something for the meantime...
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:10 pm

If I get time I'll try it this weekend. I've got some really shimmery mica powders but I'm having a hard time using them in face painting, maybe tattoos will be better.

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Post by anniel on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:19 pm

They work nicely with tatts...darker colors leave a shading for me, so I leave the stencil itself on while I apply...
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:11 pm

Okay! I just ordered a bunch of lovely mica, and iridescent fine glitter... and a bunch of stencils! I am so pumped to try this out! It's going to be hard to wait patiently for my supplies to arrive!!! bounce
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Post by amy from the ville on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:28 pm

pics please!
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Post by Wildcatfin on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:52 pm

I do both on the same tatts, but don't do the dusts OVER the glitter, it dulls it. Put any areas of mica/ dusts on 1st. This was black mica with coloured glitters
Mixing glitter with mica? Kungfu10
glitter added as was meant to be all back but the kung-fu expert I was doing it on saw a sparkly doodle on my arm and wanted that!
Mixing glitter with mica? Kungfu11

I use eye-shadow coloured micas and metallic powders a lot too, the same way...
Mixing glitter with mica? Abalon10
am hoping you can see the gold dots etc there
and Mixing glitter with mica? Glitte10
etc...
Mixing glitter with mica? Leafy_10
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:17 pm

Ooooh, those are absolutely lovely, Cat! I love the idea of using both black mica and glitters on the same tat, it produces a really nice effect.
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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:14 pm

I didn't think about it until I saw your picture but using mica on the face with glitter tats would take out the "sandpaper" factor and make them safer to use. So Cat, can I use the Ben Nye powders like Mica? You mentioned using eyeshadows....

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Post by 1HappyNut on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:02 am

What a great idea.

Cat, how do you apply the glue? I have seen many say that regular brushes get ruined in the process, and some leave bristles behind.
Whatever you're doing, it's FABULOUS.
Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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Post by Wildcatfin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:11 am

I rarely use brushes as NONE of the remover clean them properly so you pretty much need a new 1 every time. After a lot of searching I have found these:
Mixing glitter with mica? Using_12
and they are fab as the applicator tips screw on and lock tight so it doesn't explode ike the glitzer etc bottles, plus can be even finer lines.

If I have to I use a flat brush like this:
Mixing glitter with mica? Drying10

There are videos of me doig it on you-tube and on my www
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Post by Wildcatfin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:14 am

And I reckon probably any cosmetic powder is Ok - try it. I will say that some of the eyeshadows last less long but I use Graftobian/ mehron gold & silver a lot, and some of the Barry M dazzle powders. Its a nice contrast to have smooth n shiney rather than just gritty sparkly or flat matt like the normal 'real' looking black mica.
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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:43 am

Cat, those are spectacular, How can you see the glue when it dryes?
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Post by Wildcatfin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:28 am

As you see in that pic, it is glossier than skin. Depending on the light you can see it OK most of the time.

I also usually mix a few drops/ crumbs of face paint into the glue so it dries clear but with a tint of colour, that makes it easier. Like here;
Mixing glitter with mica? Drying11
the browner areas are where I glued over paint I'd stencilled thru a home-made stencil. As you can see the wetter/ newer tinted glue is still pastel pink & opaque but goes clearer see-through pink as it dries.
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Post by anniel on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:39 am

LOVE your work! What a gift you have!

Kat, I will swap with you--if you will send me glitter glue applicators, I will send you the MS daubers/pouncers!
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Post by Wildcatfin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:47 am

You do mean the double-ended TAG ones with the rubberised hourglass middle bit not the martha stewart or wood/ plastic handles ones, yes?

If yes -
DEAL- I just checked and she's not selling the daubers any more either...

Can you pls email me cat@cats-creations.co.uk and we'll sort it out?
Cheers,
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Post by anniel on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:57 am

Not the TAG (sorry, don't have them)...the MS ones..your choce, I'll go buy them..
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Post by Wildcatfin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:17 pm

No sorry not keen on them, awww! Is the TAG ones I like but they seem to have vanished.
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Post by anniel on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:45 pm

So sorry...

Can you fill me in with info on your applicators?
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Post by 1HappyNut on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:40 pm

Wow Cat! Thanks for sharing. Will be going to check out your videos.
What you are able to produce with that tiny applicator is astonishing.
(and the patience...Whoa!)

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Post by Wildcatfin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:04 pm

It's faster than paint, really - you just glue carefully then slap on the glitter when its dry!
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Post by lymymi on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:19 am

Cat - I LOVE that peacock feather! Lately they have been catching my eye and I am trying to come up with a design. love yours. love love it!
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Post by vegas mom on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:01 am

So excited to see this thread..Cat your designs are amazing... I should receive my mica and loads of glitter today from coastalscents.. Also glue from Metina and Stencils from SF.... Lol couldnt help myself all had sales...One question...(I'm sure theres a thread on it) do you apply the mica the same as the glitter?
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