Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and
Body Gilding Kits

Jen's shoulder

Lace shoulder by Penni AlZayer from "Enlaced," with Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste

This is a new, improved gilding paste developed for henna artists: it is waterproof, long-lasting, and versatile.  

Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste has a unique formula, different from, and an improvement over Pros-Aide Cream and other body art adhesives.


Blue and Gold

Lace back by Lady Tetsu from "Enlaced," with Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste.

How is  Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste better for henna artists than any other body glue?
  • Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste stays opaque so you can see your work.  Pros-Aide Cream is transparent when it dries, so it is difficult to keep track of your work.
  • You can apply Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste with a cone, just as you would henna. 
  • This paste has a similar consistency to henna paste, though much more smooth.  
  • It stays raised on the skin, so when you are finished, your work will have the appearance of glittering, shining, multi-colored henna. 
  • This body art is waterproof. 
  • This body art lasts from three to ten days on the skin, depending on placement, and care; the average is a week.
  • This body art can be removed quickly and completely by rubbing with the sticky side of scotch tape.
Use Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste with the following products: 
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Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste is available
in cones or bulk, ready for you to create beauty!

jar, tools and cones

Purchase a ready to use 1/4 oz Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste cone =  $7.99 #3979

Purchase one 4 oz jar of  Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste  to fill your own cones = $29.99     #3980

Purchase Syringe, nitrile gloves, and depressor to easily fill cones with Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste  = $1.99 #3930

Do not apply Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste to hairy skin.  Do not apply Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste to any person who is allergic to adhesives or band-aids.

Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste contains water, acrylic emulsion, glyceryl, guar gum, sorbitol, titanium dioxide, and a trace (less than 1%) of  benzyl alcohol.

For External use only.

Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste hardens when frozen.  If you are in an area which is presently has below freezing temperatures, please call us so we can arrange appropriate shipping!  1-855-MEHANDI

Golden butterfly

Golden Butterfly by Penni AlZayer from "Enlaced,"
with Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and Mehron Metallics.


Click HERE to read about the difference between

Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and Pros Aide® Cream

Gold Kit

Becoming Moonlight® Body Gilding Kit ~ Gold ~

The gold kit contains:

  • One cone of Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste
  • 5g Becoming Moonlight® Gold Body Glitter
  • 4g Becoming Moonlight® Gold Gilding Powder
  • 10 Becoming Moonlight® gems
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Instructions
gold paisley

Your Becoming Moonlight® Body Gilding Kit ~ Gold ~ contains enough gilding paste to produce about two dozen patterns like this.

Purchase Becoming Moonlight® Body Gilding Kit ~ Gold ~ = $19.99  #3981
Would you like some extra Becoming Moonlight® Glitter? Click HERE
Diamond Kit

Becoming Moonlight® Body Gilding Kit ~ Diamond ~

The diamond kit contains:

  • One cone of Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste
  • 5g Becoming Moonlight® Opal Body Glitter
  • 5g Becoming Moonlight® Ocean Body Glitter
  • 4g Becoming Moonlight®  Pearl Gilding Powder
  • 10 Becoming Moonlight® gems, mixed colors
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Instructions
Diamond kit sample

Your Becoming Moonlight® Body Gilding Kit ~ Diamond ~ contains enough gilding paste to produce about two dozen patterns like this.

Purchase Becoming Moonlight® Body Gilding Kit ~ Diamond ~ = $25.99  #3982

How to create body art with Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste

You will need the following things in addition to your Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste:
  • a soft brush for spreading the glitter over the pattern
  • scotch tape
  • nail clippers
  • 91% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits) and paper towels for emergency clean up 
 And
Practice on yourself.  Freshly shaved legs are a great practice pad.  A neck, chest, face, back, belly, arms and shaved legs are ideal places for application.  If you apply Becoming Moonlight Body® Gilding Paste to hairy skin, removal will be as difficult as getting bubble gum out of a cocker spaniel's ear.  To apply this body art, begin by cleaning the person's skin, or the glitter will stick where you do not want it to.

Do not apply Becoming Moonlight Body® Gilding Paste onto a person who is allergic to band-aids, adhesives, or acrylic.    This product does not contain latex, but some people are allergic to acrylic medical adhesives.  

If you get Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste on clothing, rinse it out with isopropyl alcohol.  It will not wash out.
remove tape

Remove the tape from the cone tip when you are ready to work.  The tape keeps Becoming Moonlight Body® Gilding Paste from leaking out, and it keeps the adhesive from drying at the tip.
clip tip

Clip a tiny bit from the tip.  If you clip too much, you'll waste your cone.

Clip the smallest bit off the tip that will squeeze out a tiny line of paste. 
fine lines

Test your line. Use a smaller line of Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste than you would henna paste.  Thin lines dry quickly.  Heavier lines dry more slowly.  Glitter and other powders will fatten up your lines, so start thin. 
Begin to draw

Apply Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste to the skin, just as you would apply henna. If your lines are thin, they will be dry enough to apply glitter in a few minutes.

This paste will not become transparent as it dries.  It will stay white.
Put on some glitter

Brush Becoming Moonlight® glitter or gilding powder over the pattern, Brush very lightly to spread the glitter exactly where you want it to go. Brush away the excess.
apply more

Do you want to add another, clearly separate color?  Apply more Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste, and apply the other powder. 
Apply more glitter and brush it away2

Brush away the excess with a soft brush.  Be careful to not touch the brush to the sticky paste.  

apply more

Do you want a design with many colors? You can continue applying as as much complexity as you wish.   
many colors blending

You can sprinkle in more colors; the colors will blend together. Brush away the excess with a soft brush.
add yet more

You can add Becoming Moonlight® gilding powder, Mehron Metallic powders, and gems with Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste.
Add gilding powder2

Sprinkle on gilding powder and brush or blow away the excess. If the weather is very humid, or if you are perspiring, you may need to rinse off excess glitter.  Wait twenty minutes for the paste to dry before washing. You can wash away the excess glitter, gilding powder, or metallic powder with soap and water,  washing will not disturb the pattern! 
all done

You don't have to worrry about aftercare.  You can put loose clothing on over this body art.  You can shower, and the art will not come off!  This body art will last between three and ten days, depending on how well you take care of your art.  You can remove a pattern quickly by rubbing it with the sticky side of scotch tape!

clean up

If you get a sticky blob on the tip of your cone while you work, clean the tip with an alcohol prep pad. 

Cone of Becoming Moonlight Gilding Paste

When you're done, clean the tip and put a tab of tape back on the tip.  Your paste will last for months without refrigeration.  

What is the difference between Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste, Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive, and Henna?

comparison

Top to bottom in this picture:

1. Henna applied with a cone.

2. Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive applied with a cone. The line flattens out.

3. Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste applied with a cone.  The gilding paste makes a finer, firmer line than the other two.  
Comparison

1. Henna has to stay in the skin for a long time to leave a good stain.

2. Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive becomes transparent when it dries.  That makes it difficult to keep track of larger, more complex designs.

3. Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste stays white so you can keep track of complex work.  You can apply glitter or powder any time after a few minutes drying.
comparison

1. Glitter clings to henna, but is gone the next day.

2. Glitter clings to Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive, and will stay in place for up to ten days.

3. Glitter clings to Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and will stay in place for up to ten days. 

Are you enjoying this?  Do you want to do more?  
Buy Becoming Moonlight ® Gilding Paste in 4 oz jars, fill your own cones, and save money.


assemble your gear

Prepare your work area.   Spread newspaper or something disposible over your work area.  Remove puppies, kittens, and inquisitive children from the area.

Use disposable tools for filling cones; Becoming Moonlight Body® Gilding Paste is extremely difficult to clean up.  If you didn't wear gloves, wipe your hands clean with isopropyl alcohol: if you have Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste on your fingers, they'll stick to everything you touch. 
tight cone tip

Roll cones with a very tight tip.  Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste is much smoother than henna paste, and makes finer lines.

Roll,  prep and  set up two dozen  cones for one 4 oz jar of  Becoming Moonlight Body® Gilding Paste.You might not need all the cones, but running out of rolled cones in the middle of this work is no fun at all.  Put your cones into an egg carton for stability when filling.
remove the plunger

Remove the plunger from the barrel of the syringe.

Put on nitrile gloves. It is easier to take off nitrile gloves than clean gilding paste off your hands.
shield the barrel

Shield the syringe barrel with plastic wrap and stand it up in a glass.
scoop paste

Open the jar of Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and scoop up some with a stick. 
fill about halfway

Load Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste into thh barrel of the syringe with a disposible stick. Fill the barrel about halway full.

It takes a steady hand to get the gilding paste into the cones without spilling. Spills can be cleaned up with generous amounts of 91% isopropyl  alcohol. 
plunger back in barrel

With the plastic wrap still around the barrel, push the plunger into the barrel.
 fill cones

Inject paste into the cones with your syringe.  Fill the cones ONLY HALF WAY  full.
clear and roll

When all the cones are filled, begin to roll the tops down. Use a tissue to wipe any gilding paste from the open end of the cone.

This cone should be smaller than you usually use for henna. Smaller cones are easier to work with for body gilding, smaller cones are less apt to leak.  You will need much less gilding paste than henna to make a pattern.  
roll down

Roll down the top.  If your cone is half full, it will be easier to roll the top down without the Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste leaking. 
Tape

Tape down the rolled top of your cone securely.
Tape the tip of your cone to prevent leakage and drying.
Continue the process of filling the syringe and filling cones until your whole jar of Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste is empty.  
many cones

Now you have many cones.  Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste will last for months without refrigeration, ready for you to work any time. 

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