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 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.
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.
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.
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!!