Have you seen the new metallic temporary tattoo papers from Silhouette?
They come in gold and silver and they are SO fun!
I started by putting some stars on my hands and cheeks…did anyone else do this in junior high? I used to glue little gems or put stickers on my cheeks all the time, probably because I was listening to Spiderweb on repeat and I thought Gwen Stefani was all that and a bag of chips. #90steen. 😉
Then it got out of control. Before we knew it, Nat and I had metallic tattoos all over our faces and arms. Ha!
This metallic temporary tattoo paper is easily my new favorite Silhouette product. I think it would be super fun to use it with Halloween costumes, school sports, so many possibilities! Wouldn’t these stars and moons be perfect to wear for the upcoming eclipse?
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This metallic temporary tattoo paper is also easier to use than the regular stuff. There’s no printing. Just cut, weed, and apply! Let’s get started…
STEP ONE: Cut file.
Prepare your cut file. You can use this free download I prepared HERE.
You’ll notice that it is quite crowded. Because of the nature of this tattoo paper, you can fit quite a few cuts on one page and reduce a lot of waste.
STEP TWO: Cut settings.
1.Place your metallic temporary tattoo paper on a cut mat and load it onto your Silhouette.
2. Select tattoo paper under material type (printable if your studio software doesn’t list the metallic paper).
3. Use these cut settings – blade depth 2, speed 3, and thickness 25.
TIP: If using words, be sure to mirror your image before cutting!
STEP THREE: Weeding.
Unlike printable tattoo paper, the metallic tattoo paper comes with a snugly adhered plastic film. After you cut it, simply remove the plastic film where you want the tattoo to transfer to skin. A weeding hook, tweezers or an exacto knife all work great.
STEP FOUR: Apply tattoo.
Cut around your tattoo with some craft scissors, then apply it face down to an area of skin that is clean, dry and free from oily moisturizers. Apply a wet rag to the back of the tattoo paper for 10 seconds and slowly pull it away.
The tattoo will transfer wherever the plastic film is absent.
Easy as that!
NOTE: Immediately after application, the tattoos are more fragile and can removed very easily. To avoid this, let them dry completely before touching them too much (about 30 minutes).