Sunday, July 4, 2010
Face painting is fun and enjoyed by kids and adults. Face painting has been around the fashion world for many decades, and is popular at festivals, family gatherings, birthday parties, school plays and Halloween. All that is required is some imagination, patience and a box of face paints, brushes, glitters, stencils (if you don't want to create the design freehand) and know the theme you're going for.
Make sure you have a well-stocked supply kit with all the tools you'll need. Face painting tools should include a smock (to protect clothing), face paints, brushes, sponges, stencils, glitter and a mild face paint remover. When working on kids, it's important to have all the necessary supplies at hand because they may be impatient or too excited to sit still for a long time. Click Here! to get tips on painting on children's faces.
The brush is the second most important tool in your kit of supplies. Face painting brushes should be soft enough to be used on facial skin. Synthetic brushes are good choices for this purpose. Have at least three brushes on hand; one thin brush for detail work, a wider brush for medium details, and a large brush to cover larger areas (if the entire face is to be painted).
Glitter is always a nice finishing touch to any face painting design. Have plenty of colors of loose glitter in your supplies. Click Here! for professional step-by-step instructions on face painting tips and tricks.
Stencils are important if you do not want to paint the designs freehand. Face painting stencils help to speed up the process, and are available in all shapes and sizes. Stencils can be found in all kinds of shapes like stars, lightening bolts, hearts, flowers, butterflies, animals, pumpkins and other Halloween designs, and even sport logos.
When beginning to paint a design, begin at the outer ends of the design and work into the center. Working in the outward direction helps prevent the paint from splotching and getting messy. Click Here! to get more tips, instructions and step-by-step videos.
Face painting is not rocket science, and the desired effect should be tailored to the theme and enjoyment for the occasion. Stencils help to make a more perfect design and cut down on the time it takes when creating freehand.
For lots of designs, videos Click Here! to find step-by-step instructions.
Posted by Jessie Penn at 11:26 PM