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Its not easy being green
Its not easy being green
So you think that getting painted head to toe might be fun, but you're worried about ever getting clean.
Well, the clean up is part of the fun. True, getting the paint on is an incredible sensual experience - wearing the paint is a wild thrill ride that lasts as long as you want - and getting clean again is a poor relation to those, but it is fun in its own right.
As a first timer, if you're just having a private paint session, so you don't need something durable to wear to a fancy dress party for example, far and away the easiest thing to use is artist's water based acrylic paint (non-toxic of course). This is really safe stuff, and far cheaper than theatrical make-up.
The trick with this stuff is that it cleans up so much more easily if it is dry. A quick paint, a quick laugh and a quick shower is one way, but the mess is a bit harder to clean up. On the other hand, if you take your time, put on a nice thick coat or two and let it dry (so exciting in itself)
when you hit the shower, it goes in a couple of stages.
First of all the hard, dry paint softens and becomes slippery, and your skin tingles yet again as the tightness disappears. Be prepared to masturbate yet again as this happens. Then the paint really forms a thick slurry, and it mostly peels and falls off. This is fun
Then to get yourself really clean you want to visit every pore of your body, with soap and loofah. At the end of all this you feel really super clean, the cleanest you've ever felt.
It's all good
Shampoo for the hair. Shampoo really gets rid of everything. If you've given yourself a pretty brutal treatment, say strong reds or blues into hair damaged by bleaching or coloring, then a blonde friend recommends Head and Shoulders - maybe with a repeat shampoo after an hour or so (because after your painting and clean up you do want to rest for a bit).
It's a little hard, but not impossible, and totally worthwhile.
When you get more experienced and adventurous, you'll want to try other paint, like theatrical make-up, or housepaint or oil based artist materials. Yes indeed, you can use all of these! I'll talk about the things you can use some other time. But you can get them all off. A couple of key things to try are laundry powder or Ajax powder for really stubborn stains.
And a final tip, when you have the last vestiges of blue oil paint stuck deep in every pore in your body, a final session with rubbing alcohol and paper towelling gets rid of it straight away. And that's fun too!
In the end, you feel really alive, and ultra clean, and inspecting the photos and videos is the next thrill to keep the experience alive.
6/29/2005 5:36 am
... mmmm I wonder...|
Would it be possible to create a database of body painting artists from all over the world, showing their best work??? I had seen on European television a report on real living art; human animated paintings and ever since I have wanted to experience this for myself.
Thank you Phil for supplying us with the recipes in case of having to do it by oneself ;-(
Goto Marcelinette's Blog
Flirt and You
6/29/2005 3:24 pm
Your most welcome, Marcelinette.|
Pre the web I though I had a fairly unique hobby, but surfing you find that the number of bodypainting afficionados is enormous, so the information you ask for is out there on the internet
I can't post a url here, but if you google for "bodypainting links index" you'll find a good starting point.
I'll discuss the wider world of bodypainting as my blog progresses, but for now if you'd like to send me a note I'll be able to show you some of my favourite websites.
6/29/2005 5:25 pm
I happend upon you my accident ... this is fascinating! I love the pictures of you painted. I can understand tempra-like paints ... but the others?? I don't think I would like laundry powder or ajax on my skin. I don't think I would like anything that rough scouring me ... unless it's on poison ivy.|
I can't wait to see what you present next!
6/29/2005 8:20 pm
Thanks beaujelais. In general the cleaning up is quite gentle. Those extreme measures are only for extreme cases. You'll be amazed when I talk about some of the things some people do! But with a bit of common sense you don't have any problems.|
Yes, drop by most days I think, and don't forget to say hello every now and again!