Michigan-based company BLVisuals developed a stunning body painting technique that allows them to marble people's skin in a variety of bright colors.
By placing drops of acrylic paint on water, BLVisuals creates mesmerizing designs that can later be transferred onto human skin. The result is a thin, temporary-tatto-style psychedelic painting that is 100 percent unique and impossible to duplicate.
BLVisuals founder Brad Lawrence created the company after being diagnosed with chronic tendonitis in his wrists. Because of the pain, he could no longer hold a brush or a pencil in his hands.
His fine art career was on the verge of collapsing, but Lawrence wasn't ready to give up without a fight.
He began exploring the art of painting on water using larger, easier to hold bottles and water-based acrylic paint that is entirely safe for skin.
After nailing down the hydro-dyeing technique, Lawrence started implementing UV pigments that glow under black light to create even trippier designs.
Take a look at these GIFs below to get a better idea of how the process goes.
Step 1: Place a few drops of ultraviolet paint on the surface of water.
Step 2: Add more colors.
Step 3: Dip your hands into the paint.
"We soak our arms in salt water, which helps to lock in the paint upon contact without permanence, so once we dip our arms into the painting on the surface of the water, we are left with a painting that washes off easily with soap and water, while still allowing the pores of our skin to breathe," BLVisuals told A Plus.
Step 4: Collect your jaw off the floor.
So neat! Would you be up to try this? Let us know in the comments.
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