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Using temporary tattoo stencils

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Key features of our Body Art Stencils

  • Available in clear sticky-back or semi-transparent.
  • Can be used with a sponge, stipple brush, artist’s brush or airbrush
  • Flexible, durable, re-usable and washable
  • A quick and easy method to apply high definition intricate designs in multiple colours
  • Easily removed after an event or promotion.

A step by step list on how to use bodyart stencils

How do I use body art stencils with a sponge?

  1. A skin test should always be done prior to application
  2. Prepare area to be painted by washing with light soapy solution and wipe with isopropyl alcohol
  3. Make sure you clean an area larger than the stencil itself.
  4. Protect any clothing before applying paint
  5. If using non-adhesive backed stencils, use cosmetic body adhesive to secure stencil while applying
  6. Use skin safe body airbrush paints and a small soft sponge to apply colours
  7. Apply lighter shades first, using separate sponge each colour. Do not over apply (paint may run under stencil)
  8. Build up depth of colours to create desired finish.
  9. Remove stencil and remove any excess paint with isopropyl
  10. A setting powder can be applied to the tattoo. Remove excess with a soft brush.
  11. The painted design can be removed with body/ face oil.

How do I use temporary body stencils with an airbrush?

  1. A skin test should always be done prior to application
  2. Prepare area to be painted by washing with light soapy solution and wipe with isopropyl alcohol
  3. Make sure you clean an area larger than the stencil itself.
  4. Protect any clothing before applying paint
  5. Self-adhesive body safe stencil: Remove backing sheet and position the stencil securely. Press down firmly. Flatter areas will give the best results.
  6. Airbrush the desired colours, beginning with the lighter shades.
  7. Build up depth of colours to create desired finish.
  8. Remove the stencil and any overspray (it can creep beyond the outer edge of the stencil) 9. Dust the tattoo with setting powder and remove excess with a soft brush. 10. Design can be removed with body/ face oil.

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