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Paint names..... [Jan. 10th, 2004|02:03 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

One of my tubes of paint (a light peachy colour) is titled "Santa's Flesh". LOL! That is just too creepy. I know, I know, it's probably for country-crafters who are painting wooden Santa Claus plaques or something, but it sounds like an evil spell component some Grinch would use, hehe.

It was even funnier though, when I first looked at it I thought it said "Satan's Flesh", which (on the cutesy little label) rightfully made me do a double take!

[User Picture]From: petienka
2004-01-10 11:09 am (UTC)
(*Snicker*) "Satan's Flesh"....! Tee hee, that WOULD require a double take!
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From: klwillowb
2004-01-10 12:42 pm (UTC)
that is a damn odd name for a colour of paint. I have seen flesh coloured paint, but never Santa's Flesh.....ewwwwww it sounds terrible *LOL*
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From: faerieshine
2004-01-10 01:30 pm (UTC)
LOL that is what i use for my light skin tones! I thought the SAME thing when I first read the bottle. I was like, SATANS flesh? LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL me and my mind ;) BTW- I just sent you an email ;)
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From: jasminefairy
2004-01-10 03:40 pm (UTC)

i eye of newt

1 pint dragon's blood

2 salamder tails

1 pound of santa's flesh....no more no less???
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-10 07:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! Exactly!

Not to mention, the colour is as pale as I am, and isn't Santa supposed to have a rosey complexion? Hehe.
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[User Picture]From: yllafairy
2004-01-10 04:50 pm (UTC)
i take it this paint was not made by crayola... they got complaints (if not law suits) from some black people awhile back about changing their "flesh" and "tan" colors to stuff like "peach" and "light ochre"...

i take it "satan's flesh" would be a slightly different color though, right? ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-10 07:40 pm (UTC)
Hehe - yeah - the paints I use are terribly un-politically-correct. ALL of the peachy colours have names like "Fleshtone" or "Portrait Skintone" and things like that. Of course, NONE of the tan or brown paints say ANY thing like that, just the caucasian coloured ones!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-10 07:39 pm (UTC)

The coolest paint names are the little enamels made by Citadel. My brother-in-law paints Warhammer and D&D figurines, and the paints have cool names like "Goblin Green" and "Bleached Bone" and that kinda thing.
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-01-10 06:49 pm (UTC)
That is a really creepy name. And why does it have to be Santa's flesh? Can anyone else have 'flesh' that colour?
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-01-11 03:09 am (UTC)
"Santa's Flesh"??...what a cool name......what paints do you use Jasmine?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-01-11 06:01 am (UTC)
Hehe - isn't that silly?

I use all types of liquid acrylics - usually Golden, or the "artist pigment" series of craft paints. This one was some Delta Creamcoat that was marked way down (looking back, it was probably meant for Holiday crafts or something, and that's why it was on sale!)
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