Simple brushstrokes to improve your face painting

Simple brushstrokes to improve your face painting

Simple brushstrokes to improve your face painting 150 150 Consie Sindet

Today I’m continuing my series on tips, tricks and ideas for face painting at birthday parties and other special events. The other posts in the series are: tips on using a sponge for face paint, a basic list of supplies, and an easy face painting station.
Learn some simple brushstrokes to improve your face painting • #facepainting #tutorial #birthdaypartyI created a video tutorial to show some of the simple brushstrokes that you can learn and practice that will add the wow and some great dimension to your face painting designs. I used a #4 round brush and Wolfe brand face paint to demo the brushstrokes.

With practice, the brushstrokes shown in the video will improve any design that you paint. Having a good repertoire of strokes that you can easily apply will also allow you to start creating some of your own designs!
Learn some simple brushstrokes to improve your face painting • #facepainting #tutorial #birthdaypartyHere are examples of face paint designs using the brushstrokes demonstrated. You can find tutorials for some of the faces here:

As I mentioned in the video, I practice on my arms and legs. You can also practice designs on your face or a friend’s but the constant wiping off of the paint with a baby wipe can be irritating after a while.

Please stay tuned for my next post in this series on face painting ideas and tips for birthday parties. Subscribe to the blog by email (see the sidebar) or Bloglovin’ to keep updated. Other topics in the series will include: our most popular faces; working with a theme for your party. If you have questions or a topic that you would like me to cover, don’t hesitate to tell me in the comments below!

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  • Melody April 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these ideas and the kind of paint you prefer. Do you know if the Wolf brand paint is easy on sensitive skin? My daughters have sensitive skin and both enjoy working with our local theater group. Since facepaint is usually a bit easier on the skin, I thought it might be a better option than regular makeup.

    • Consie Sindet April 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Hi Melody, The Wolfe brand of paint is a very good one and I have not had any problems with it. However, everyone’s sensitives are different and I always recommend trying the paint out on a part of an arm just to see if there is a reaction. Hope that helps!

  • Lisa | A Merry Mom May 8, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Your designs are amazing! I’ll never be that good at face painting, but I pinned this so I can try it out! 🙂

    • Consie Sindet May 9, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Lisa. “Good” comes with practice. Believe me…if you paint a Spiderman face paint hundreds of times like I have, you get good!! 🙂

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