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Do you remember when puff paint was hot?  When all you needed for a highly personalized item of clothing was 4 bottles of the stuff and a blank canvas?  Do you die a little inside thinking back on these memories?

You might think I'm crazy, but I think it is time for a puff paint revival sans the sweatshirts and old man t-shirts.  It is a little bit of amazing to see just how many different colors of puff paint there are.  There's glitter, gloss, turquoise, and about 50 different shades of pink.  I don't remember ever seeing so many different colors back in the 80s-90s which kinda puzzles me since I haven't seen a lot of puff paint out on the streets.  Maybe the closet puff paint enthusiasts are hoarding it and wearing their creations alone at home Buffalo-Bill-in-Silence-of-the-Lambs style.  It's a mystery to me.

Regardless, the variety makes it perfect for creating your own stick-on body jewelry and avoiding the $5 a pop commercial variety which can get a bit spendy and isn't entirely gratifying.  The advantage of making your own body jewelry with puff paint is you can create little candies and mini pieces of art to apply to your face/body that can be thrown away without guilt and that won't smudge with sweat.

Step 1: Materials and Prep

You will need:
  • Puff Paint (or 3D Paint)
  • Parchment Paper (or Wax Paper)
  • Clipboard
  • Post-It Notes
  • Rubber Band
To prep:
  • Tear off a sheet of parchment paper and clip it to the clipboard. 
  • Pull a rubber band around the bottom to keep it in place and snug to the board.
 
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TabbyDeAnne2 years ago
5 STARS! I love your opening paragraph! It brought back so many memories of my cousins and I making our fantastic sweatsuits come alive with all our names puffed on and little doodles! Thanks for sharing!
j_email4 years ago
Um, is this non-toxic?
AngryRedhead (author)  j_email4 years ago
Yes. The bottle says it's non-toxic, and the paint is designed to be applied to clothing which means it was designed to come into regular bodily contact without causing some sort of horrible condition. I don't think there's a commercially available puff paint that's toxic.
Actually, something being "non-toxic" doesn't mean it's non-toxic across the board. Instead, it means that for the purposes described, it's non-toxic. Also, it is completely unregulated, so there's no guarantee that it's even been tested to see if it's safe.

However, wearing this on your skin is different than wearing it on a shirt. I'm not saying this IS unsafe, I'm just saying that you can't assume it's safe to wear on your skin because it says it's non-toxic.

For the record, I'm just a chick on the internet. However, I'm including some links to help explain what I'm trying to say.
Jeanné McCartin writes that non-toxic ≠ harmless.
GreenerChoices.org discusses the continuum of toxicity.

By all means, please research this yourself rather than take my word for it. I just hate to see people read "non-toxic" and assume it means "perfectly safe."

Sweet!
fabulous idea wow great ideas
Carleyy4 years ago
"Do you remember when puff paint was hot?" -- when did puff paint become uncool? I love this btw, great idea for a costume
scoochmaroo4 years ago
Awesome!!!!
AngryRedhead (author)  scoochmaroo4 years ago
Ha! Thanks!