Tips on how to use a sponge to apply face paint

Tips on how to use a sponge to apply face paint

Tips on how to use a sponge to apply face paint 650 650 Consie Sindet

It’s time for another post in my face painting series to help you create a fun experience at your next kids birthday party! I’ve given you a list of supplies and some ideas for setting up an easy face painting station. Now I want to show you how to begin to use the paint.
Tips on how to use a sponge to apply face paint to make your next birthday party a sucess• AtopSerenityHill.comI created a short video tutorial that will show you how to base coat your face paint designs using a hydro sponge. I used 2 colors to demonstrate how to blend colors together as well. Click below to get started:

The supplies I used in the video are: a hydro sponge, a spray bottle filled with water and Wolfe brand face paint. I lightly sprayed the face paint cake with water and ran my sponge across the surface to load the sponge. I dabbed on the first color until I had an opaque surface. I then loaded a second sponge the same way with a new color and dabbed on paint next to the first color, overlapping slightly to blend the 2 colors together.

Practicing on your arms and legs is perfect. You can also practice designs on your face or a friend’s but if you are constantly wiping off the paint with a baby wipe to continue to practice, it is best to use an arm or leg as your face will get irritated by the wipes after a while.

Stay tuned for the 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: some basic brushstrokes to add dimension; the most popular faces; working with a theme. 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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4 comments
  • Meredith@A TIPical Day March 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

    OK this is one of those random post that I stumbled upon and think is fabulous! Thank you for sharing these tips! I recently had to do make up for a play my kids were in, and this would have been good information to have then! Can’t wait to give these new tips a try at my next party! 🙂

    • Consie Sindet April 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Thanks so much, Meredith! Your comment made my day! This is exactly why I have been writing these face paint posts. Sorry it wasn’t in time for your event! Lol! But I’m sure you will need the tips in the future. Glad you stumbled upon the blog!

  • Erlene April 4, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I may need to use this for Halloween and pinned it. Thanks for sharing.

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