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Unread 01-26-2012, 06:50 PM   #106
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Well I'm actually painting myself white so would I be best just using baby powder? xD Or should I use some actual setting powder with it?
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Unread 01-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #107
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Oh! If it's white then just baby powder would work fabulously ^_^
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Unread 01-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #108
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Ok thanks!

Also is it safe to buy from here even though the stuff looks brown?
http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline....notack8oz.aspx
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Unread 01-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #109
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I can't vouch for that site; I've only ever bought from http://fxwarehouse.info/ ^_^

[edit] aaaand it looks like their shipping is suspended right now due to a move. It looks like the Frends Beauty Supply is listed on the "authorized dealers" list on the PA site so you should be okay.
http://www.pros-aide.com/authorizeddistributors.htm
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Unread 01-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #110
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Ok thanks so much for all the help! ^_^
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Unread 01-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #111
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Hello.

I'm very glad I found this form! It looks like a lot of research was put into finding info on PAX.
I'm trying to get a confirmation on the brand of paint you mixed in with the PA. I think you mentioned liquitex. Is this it:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/images...1-liquitex.jpg

I'm doing the breakfast princess from adventure time. Thereís a release party on the 18 of February for the new comic and I want to use this as a test before the local con, Animazement, in May. The princessís skin is made of egg yolk, so she is YELLOW. I'm going to do most of my body in this color, leaving my stomach and chest bare (maybe!) What do you recommend?

Do you think baby powder would be okay with a dark enough acrylic color, or would it look blotchy and have different shades?

Also, how do you recommend putting the layers of PAX and powder on. Right now Iím picturing snow angels on the bathroom floor -.-Ē. Do you use powder in-between layers?

You also mentioned thick layers would peel. Would many thin layers placed on top of each other count as "thick" and start peeling?

(Last question I swear!) I have long hair, and itís very important to me (involves back-story.) But how would this affect my hair is it got into it? I do NOT want to have to cut it out.

Obviously this is my first time with makeup ^^" I havenít touched the stuff since dress up in elementary school. Thank you guys in advance, I know I have a lot of questions...
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Unread 01-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #112
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I'm sorry if I'm posting multipal times, I just made my account today to ask questions on this form, and I think I'm having trouble posting the questions o_o"

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Hello.

I'm very glad I found this form! It looks like a lot of research was put into finding info on PAX.
I'm trying to get a confirmation on the brand of paint you mixed in with the PA. I think you mentioned liquitex. Is this it:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/images...1-liquitex.jpg

I'm doing the breakfast princess from adventure time. There’s a release party on the 18 of February for the new comic and I want to use this as a test before the local con, Animazement, in May. The princess’s skin is made of egg yolk, so she is YELLOW. I'm going to do most of my body in this color, leaving my stomach and chest bare (maybe!) What do you recommend?

Do you think baby powder would be okay with a dark enough acrylic color, or would it look blotchy and have different shades?

Also, how do you recommend putting the layers of PAX and powder on. Right now I’m picturing snow angels on the bathroom floor -.-”. Do you use powder in-between layers?

You also mentioned thick layers would peel. Would many thin layers placed on top of each other count as "thick" and start peeling?

(Last question I swear!) I have long hair, and it’s very important to me (involves back-story.) But how would this affect my hair is it got into it? I do NOT want to have to cut it out.

Obviously this is my first time with makeup ^^" I haven’t touched the stuff since dress up in elementary school. Thank you guys in advance, I know I have a lot of questions...

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Unread 02-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #113
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That's the stuff I use. This is the "student line" of liquitex, which has a lower conentration of pigment than the pro-series. But it's cheaper, and easier to find.

I don't like baby powder, just because the smell bugs me; but yes, you can use baby powder or straight talcum powder.

Don't powder inbetween layers. The powder will act like a release agent causing the layers to not bond together as well. Powdering does tend to get a bit messy. It's best to use a cheap velour powder-puff to push the powder in place; and a powder brush (big fluffy thing) to brush off the excess. You should be careful not to inhale the powder (I actually wear a dust mask for as much of the powdering as possible), and when finished, leave the area to give the powder a chance to settle before cleaning it up.

Yes, slowly built up layers still have a more likely chance to peel. The paint is opaque enough that you generally shouldn't need more than 2 layers anyhow.

If you get PAX in your hair, you aren't doomed to cut it out, but it takes LOTS of patience to remove safely. I've had the greatest success using a combination of a steel flea-comb and PAX-remover or Pros-aide remover. I do this in a relaxing warm bath, go slow, and don't get frustrated.

Naturally, you are much better off stashing all your hair carefully under a latex bald-cap or a shower cap, and being careful to watch that no random strands escape and get painted over.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #114
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Echoing Verdatum, getting PAX in your hair isn't the end of the world, but it does take a bit of work to get it out. I have long hair too, so I always put my hair up in my wig cap before even starting to mix my paint, so that my hair is totally out of the way.

I use baby powder and it works great
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Unread 02-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #115
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okay, thanks! I'll try this next weekend. Thank you again for the help!
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Unread 02-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #116
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I received all of my PAX materials in the mail last week so I thought I would come share my findings. ^_^ So I ordered the No Tack version, and despite how y'all said there would still be some tack, there was none. Absolutely zero. Maybe my batch was different? Also, this stuff held extremely well. It stayed on all day and I couldn't scratch it off with my fingernails. Even when using IM to take it off at the end of the day, it took quite a bit of scrubbing. This stuff is definitely going to come in handy with all my future con needs.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #117
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Glad it's working out for you Falclon!
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Unread 02-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #118
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I used PAX for Equius last weekend at Katsu. I used it on my entire upper body, for the most part, minus my face (which I mixed makeup to match for). It took...a WHILE to apply, by myself, and then it took just as long if not longer to scrub off. Ouch. I like the way it looked and how I could do anything without it coming off, but the time invested in applying and removing it is troublesome.

I also had difficulty getting it on my fingertips evenly...is there a trick to this?
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Unread 04-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #119
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So, I'm doing Gamzee from Homestuck and am painting my arms, neck, and possibly lower legs (incase my legs show in movement of the pants). About how muck of the PA would I need?
Also, what is the recommended brand of acryilics and how much should I buy in relation to the PA?
One more question, for the grey skin, what kind of powder would you recommend?
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Unread 04-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #120
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SO HELPFUL!!!! THANK YOU!

I'm cosplaying soon as Shyvana (http://glamorousgamergirls.wordpress...splay-part-1/). This really helps! I really don't want embarrassing missing spots of paint etc. I think I will end up trying this...
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