Face Painting Tips on using brushes and sponges
It is hard to make mistakes in face painting. It’s all about having fun!
You will need a jar of water, clean sponge or brush and paper towels.
For more complex designs try doing sketch first or make a stencil out of plastic or card. Try to paint thinly as the skin is a flexible surface, thick and heavy coatings may crack. Place an old towel or paper towels around the shoulders. Have your model relax their face - no squinting. HAVE FUN!
Sponges need to be just damp with water and not drippy.
Have your model relax and close their eyes. Dip the damp sponge into a little amount of face paint and using a either a brushing sweeping action or dabbing, apply to the face.
Try starting from the top of the forehead and sweep with one long stroke to the point of the chin. If you want a duotone (two colour), always apply the lightest colour first. The second colour can be blended in by lightly dabbing along the adjoining edge. Wash sponges between colours or have a sponge for each colour.
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