About five years ago, I decided to teach myself face-painting. I was motivated because I had a young daughter, who would’ve been about six then. I thought she would be a great model for practicing and it would be an exciting way to spend time together.
I purchased a professional face painting kit from Amazon and started to have fun, experimenting with designs. I managed to paint three designs on different occasions, a butterfly, a bumble bee and part of spiderman’s face (this was painted on another’s child’s face). My favorite was the butterfly; I have seen a few butterfly designs, all pretty and captivating to the eye.
It has been a while however, since I practiced, and I have been thinking it is time to have some face-painting fun again. I thought to myself, I need to get my face painting techniques on.
My motivation received even more steam, when about one month ago I attended Gospel Expressions. It is a Gospel Concert, with great children attractions, held every year during the second quarter of the year. As part of the children’s attractions, face-painting was offered and this year and previous years, Nahshon Jeremiah Arts was the Organisation responsible for making these kids smile. It was really nice to see there was face painting for kids.
When my daughter’s eyes found the face-painting corner, her face began to glow, and she was immediately interested. Not too long after, she was sitting having her face painted. I sat and observed the artist in action and was so impressed and inspired by how smoothly and confidently she worked, creating part of a butterfly on my daughter’s face. It was beautiful! I immediately thought “this is pure creativity and should be shared with others”. I loved it that much.
A few days later, I invited Nahshon Jeremiah Arts to share a tutorial on my blog and they agreed, I am so grateful.
Maybe you love working with children or you are just excited about art, then you would most likely find this tutorial interesting. Sometimes we wonder “where could I find face painting near me?”, well next time the thought comes to mind, you can probably make it happen right in your living room.
Note the beautiful models in this article. :).
Face Painting with Nahshon Jeremiah Arts!!
Written by: Princess Jaggasar of Nahshon Jeremiah Arts!!
What do I need?
Invest in some quality Face Paint. Ensure that it is non-toxic and friendly to faces of all ages!
Brushes and Sponges
Most persons use sponges designed for face-painting, or make-up sponges, as it is less time consuming when covering large areas, but paint brushes are handy, when it is necessary to produce sharp edges and well-defined styles!
Glitz and Glamour
These are the extras or enhancements that you can use to make the painting ‘POP’! Yah! These little glitz are multi-colored, neon, translucent and textured ‘Glitter’. On the other hand, glamour is the various types of rhinestones, beads and jewelry used.
To produce this painting, we followed 4 very simple steps:
Step one – Base – Using your sponge, lay down the main colours.
Step two -Outline – Use a high contrasting colour to outline the shape of the item being painted.
Step three – Frills and Designs- Add unique styles (curves, sharper edges than usual etc.) to the design.
Step four- Glitz and Glamour- Glitz it up! The more it sparkles/pops out to the eye, the more attractive it is.
Have fun face-painting!!