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Topic: Painting with Lipstick/Lipgloss and Cosmetics?  (Read 1244 times)
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« on: August 19, 2009 04:00:11 PM »

Does anyone have any experience painting and drawing with cosmetics on canvas? 

I have a ton of lipsticks and lipglosses that need to go, but I HATE throwing things away.  I also need some wall art... so putting two and two together, I figured it might be a really neat project.  My concern is that lip products get gooey/melted when it's hot, so what would happen if it was on a canvas?

Do you think sealing it would help?  If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them!  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009 11:13:50 PM »

sounds like a bad idea  Cry

It will melt and might smudge on canvas over time, BUT! you can use resin on wood like they use in bodyworlds.http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html
paint with your makeup on wood then cover it in resin. (beepart) a fellow craftster my help you with some info on how he dose it.https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312417.0

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009 04:06:52 PM »

I LOVE this idea!

You know, I would try melting whatever pigments you have that are solid, then mixing them with some kind of acrylic medium, like soft gel medium or even a GAC.  The textures/chemistry may interact and come up with unexpected results, but it could be super cool.  Or it could be just a fun experiment ;-) 

You could also try watercolor/pastel paper since it has more "tooth" than printer paper.

I actually just cleaned out my makeup and I might try this
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009 01:25:15 PM »

I've always wanted to paint with nail polish, but I just can't think of how to or if it'd be a good idea.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009 09:19:27 PM »

Lip gloss would be pretty risky, I think the lipstick might work.. especially with an acrylic medium, I would recommend a thick one i think.  As far as I know you wouldn't be able to seal it unless it was a thin layer maybe.  It might hold up better on a panel than on a canvas.  Either way you could definitely try it on a small scale and see if it works. 

If you ever have any leftover blush, powder, or eyeshadow you can use it like chalk or dry pastel.. just spray fix when you're done

p.s. to person above me..  nail polish is pretty much just an enamel paint so you can paint with it on a panel or canvas, you can use acetone to thin it too.

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