Use Pros-Aide Adhesive for body art

body art image using pros-aide liquid and metallic powders

Use Pros-Aide Adhesive
“The Original” Liquid and glitter
to Create ‘White Henna’ Waterproof Body Art

Apply Pros-Aide Adhesive “The Original” Liquid with a brush, then dust it with glitter, gilding powder, or Mehron Metallic powder to create long-lasting waterproof body art.

Apply liquid Pros-Aide with a brush; a sharp #2 brush works well. As you paint, remove drying adhesive from your brush by wiping it with an alcohol pad or rinsing in 91% isopropyl when the adhesive gets gummy or difficult to brush.

Liquid Pros-Aide can be applied with a cone, but it is runny and difficult to work with.

items needed to create body art with pros-aide
Do you want to do shimmering body art with Pros-Aide Liquid? You will need these things.

Create body art with Pros-Aide Adhesive
“The Original” Liquid you will need

  • 91% isopropyl alcohol for general clean up
  • Pros-Aide Liquid
  • A little cap to hold a small amount of Pros-Aide Liquid
  • Aquarellable pencils for sketching the design on skin
  • A disposable plastic plate
  • Several fine brushes
  • Alcohol wipes to keep your brushes and fingers neat
  • A blusher brush or a wide, flat brush for glitter and powder
  • Paper towels or tissues for clean up
  • Glitter, metallic, and gilding powders
  • An undisturbed work area that can be easily cleaned

Preparation step for using Pros-Aide Adhesive

Put a drop of Pros-Aide Liquid onto the top of a clean, dry cap (such as the twist-off cap from a bottle) and adhere the cap to the disposible plate.

This will help keep the adhesive secure so it doesn’t tip over. If this adhesive spills, it makes a sticky mess that is difficult clean up. Do everything you can to keep yourself and your work area tidy.

Keep the bottle of Pros-Aide Liquid closed so the adhesive will not dry out, and to avert accidents.

preparation step for using Pros-Aide Adhesive

Use a straw as a pipette to pick up a few drops of Pros-Aide Liquid from the bottle; drip the liquid into the cap. Use only a few drops at a time, so it won’t dry out before you can paint with it. Dry glue cannot be thinned out and reused.

This product does not contain latex, but some people are allergic to adhesives. Do not use this product on any person who is allergic to band-aids.

If you get this product on clothing, rinse it out with 91% isopropyl alcohol before it dries. Soap and water will not remove Pros-Aide Liquid from clothing.

A neck, chest, face, back, belly, arms and shaved legs are ideal places to apply Pros-Aide Liquid Adhesive. If you apply this product to hairy skin, removal will be as difficult as getting bubble gum out of a cocker spaniel’s ear. You can remove dry adhesive from skin by rubbing it with the sticky side of scotch tape.

drawing base image for body art

Before you apply this body art, clean the person’s skin. Remove lotion, sunblock, and anything else that might spoil the pattern, or make it difficult for the adhesive to stick to the skin

You can do a far more complex pattern if you sketch it out first.

Dampen the skin slightly with a moist cloth or spray bottle. Sketch your pattern lightly onto damp skin with an aquarellable pencil. Pros-Aide liquid dries transparent very quickly, so it is difficult to keep track of what you’re drawing, and some guidelines will help.

application of Pros-Aide Adhesive

This brushwork technique is completely unlike applying henna with a cone. If you haven’t done this before, follow these instructions and practice on yourself before you try to work on someone else.

Use a small brush to apply the pattern. As the glue dries on the brush, wipe away the dry bit with an alcohol pad.

waiting for Pros-Aide Adhesive to dry

The glue will begin to dry quickly. If your lines are thin, the glue will be dry in five minutes. When the body glue becomes completely transparent, and you can’t see any more white, it is dry enough to apply glitter

dusting Pros-Aide Adhesive with glitter

When the glue is completely dry and transparent, brush cosmetic grade polyester glitter on, and brush away excess. Brush very lightly to spread the glitter exactly where you want it to go.

adding different colors of glitter to Pros-Aide Adhesive

Do you want a design with many colors? You can brush in more colors, but the colors may blend together

finished two color body art using Pros-Aide Adhesive

Brush away the excess with a wide brush or a blusher brush, or a soft dry, washcloth. Rinse off excess glitter, metallic powder, or gilding powder and the aquarellable pencil outline with your water spray bottle and a paper towel. Water will not disturb the pattern!

adding a third color glitter with Pros-Aide Adhesive

Do you want to add more, clearly separate colors? Apply more glue and let that dry.

applying glitter

When your second glue application is dry, brush in another glitter color.

brushing away excess glitter

Brush away the excess with a blusher brush or a wide, flat brush.

finished three color glitter design with Pros-Aide Adhesive

No more worries about aftercare! The person can put clothing on over this body art. The person can shower, and the art will not come off! This body art will last between three and ten days, depending on how the person takes care of their art.

clean up step

Clean your brushes with 91% isopropyl alcohol any time the Pros-Aide Adhesive seems to be dragging at the brush, and when you set your brush down for a few minutes. When you are done, clean your brushes thorougly with isopropyl alcohol. Dried glue can not be removed from brushes

body art using Pros-Aide Adhesive and gilding powders

Brush gilding powder with Pros-Aide Adhesive “The Original” Liquid for shimmering effects. The darker the skin, the more dramatic the effect!

Glitter over Pros-Aide Original liquid adhesive may last two weeks.

Mica powder over Pros-Aide Original liquid adhesive may last one week.

body art using Pros-Aide Adhesive and metallic powders

Mehron Metallics over Pros-Aide Original liquid adhesive looks spectacular, but usually only lasts a few days, because the metals tarnish when in contact with skin. The silver lasts for several days, the bronze lasts only one day.