A few weeks ago we had a special guest come visit from Chicago. Chantal of Fanciful Faces stopped in to Silly Farm and guest starred in a YouTube tutorial for us!
Chantal will show us one of her popular festival faces, a spiderman face painting design for girls! This Spidey Girl is a quick and easy to create and girls love it! Want to paint it on a boy? Just switch the colors up! Instead of pink and purple, you can do red and blue!
By now you should know that face painting younger kids can be a challenge. My son is almost 3 years old and still wiggles and squirms when I paint him. I was able to sit him down in the Silly Farm showroom and use him for a quick tutorial on face painting little kids a quick and easy Spiderman.
I started using Wolfe White and outlined the eyes. We don’t want to fill over the eyes since he is a younger child and many children are not comfortable with objects near their eyes.
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This fantastic feline design is quick and easy to pull off! Watch the video below for my tutorial on this leopard face painting. So what are you waiting for? Grab your Rainbow Cakes, a Bam stencil, and you’re already half way finished! This design is perfect for little girls, and just change the color scheme up and it fits boys was well!
Rainbow cakes are multi-colored containers of paint manufactured by Silly Farm. I started this feline face painting with one of the newer Silly Farm rainbow cakes, Moondance.
These pre-cut paradise sponges are made out of high-density foam and are great for applying your arty brush cake or rainbow cake. Sponges are great to pair with stencils as well!
The Gold Grip brushes are a standard in face painting. These brushes are an excellent investment as the bristles last long and do not wear out as quick as other brands. This Gold Grip #4 Round is one of my favorite brushes.
Wolfe FX is a staple in the FABA industry. If you haven’t heard of this brand of face paint, I suggest you try some as soon as you can get your hands on it. Wolfe white & black is highly regarded as the best white & black for face painting.
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The Tattooed Lady is back with some helpful tips & tricks for your next face painting gig! Have you ever arrived to an event only to realize you forgot your face painting stencils? Check out Léa’s unique fix for this dilemma.
Fortunately for Léa, missing her star shaped stencil wasn’t the end of the world. Realizing she had star shaped stickers, she improvised and was able to discover a new use out of those otherwise ordinary stickers.
Applying the sticker to the area where the stencil would have gone, Léa was able to create a negative star design using her new sticker stencil! A negative design is one without paint and where only skin is making up the area of the design.
Incorporating this newly found face painting skill, Léa has put together a tutorial on her reverse stencil technique! Head on over to The Tattooed Lady’s blog to watch the full tutorial and expand your face painting tricks!
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FABAtv premieres a FREE & LIVE class every month. Starting off 2013 with a bang, this month’s LIVE artist is Canadian face painting sensation Léa Selley! You might of seen some of her YouTube videos under her alias, The Tattooed Lady. Below is a sample tutorial of what Léa will be teaching in this upcoming class. Tune in to FABAtv LIVE at 8pm EST on Tuesday, January 15th and catch Graffiti Eyes with Léa Selley, only on FABAtv.com.
Lia volunteered to be my model for this Lil Red Riding Rudolph, my latest tutorial. This is a Rudolph the red nose reindeer inspired design and it’s a perfect face painting design for boys or girls around the Holidays. I will show you how to create this design step-by-step in my video tutorial below.
I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving this weekend, however you spent it( with or without family and friends). For those that worked Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, I hope you’re getting some well deserved rest. I wasn’t able to push this tutorial out before Thanksgiving, but I’m here now and delivering it today.
This is Heather’s latest face painting tutorial, aptly named ‘Happy Hippie’ for it’s free flowing nature. This is a quick 3-5 minute design that pops without spending too much time on detail.
Heather started this design with the brand new, Silly Farm Exclusive Hippie Rainbow Cake. Using a sponge and the BAM 1038 stencil, she started the base on the forehead and then filled around the eyes with just the sponge.
Next, Heather used an Athena #10 Filbert brush and Wolfe White to hand paint a couple more stars and add some strokes above and below the eyes.
Heather then dabbed her sponge in Wolfe White and using the BAM 1038 stencil again, dabs some stars over the Rainbow Cake base on each side.
Next, Heather takes her Gold Grip #4 round brush loaded with Wolfe White and adds some more details around the design.
Depending if you have the time or not, Heather used a Gold Grip #2 brush loaded with Wolfe Black to outline parts of the design.
Finally, Heather added some ‘lipstick’ and some Magic Magenta & White Fairy Dust glitter for the finished design.
The tutorial is below, along with the products used. You can visit Silly Farm’s Create This Look section to see all the products used in each design.
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Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is upon us. I haven’t really seen many Thanksgiving themed face painting designs, so I thought I would share one. This creative turkey how-to was painted by Lisa Joy Young, and she has a bunch more face painting tutorials up on her YouTube channel. Lisa is also a FABAtv instructor and has a couple online classes for you to expand your brush. If you haven’t experienced FABAtv, tune in on November 14th for a free LIVE body painting class with master artist, Mark Reid.
We’re sure some of you will recognize this tutorial. Lisa Joy Young’s youtube has quickly spread through-out the face painting world as one of the go-to channels for design ideas and tutorials. If you can’t get enough of Lisa from her Youtube tutorials, don’t forget that she is a FABAtv Instructor and has two classes out and more on the way!
Here’s one of her latest tutorials, a witch hat with spider webs in the background. This is a great design that can be used on kids or adults for your next Halloween gig!
This tutorial caught our eyes here at Silly Farm. Our New Zealand fans might recognize some of the work from Daizy Design. This appropriately named design, Autumn Eyes, comes at the right time for everyone in the norther hemisphere. Halloween is around the corner and Thanksgiving will soon be following. Time to practice those fall designs!
Did I mention that the painter responsible for this tutorial, Christy, is a new FaBAIC 2013 instructor?
Christy, AKA Daizy, has been making tutorials on the reg. You can check out her youtube for more face painting tutorials, and give her facebook page a like while you’re at it.
The Halloween season is upon us and many gore filled nights lay ahead of us face and body artists! This gory zombie design is perfect for teens and adults that want to be transformed into the living dead for a night of fun.
I started with tearing my tissue/toilet paper into smaller pieces and applying them to the face using Spirit Gum. The spirit gum dries relatively quick. Right after that, I used the zombie skin and brushed in around the edges of the tissues, where the skin was still showing. Don’t just coat it nice and smooth, give it some texture! After the zombie skin dried, I took my FAB makeup and applied black to the eye socket then used my plum(burgundy) paints to give it a bruised look. I applied more color, judging where to apply it based on how the skin should look when it’s torn or bruised. I applied my Mehron 3D Blood Gel in areas that I wanted the blood to pop more or to look like it’s dripping. Finally I used my stipple sponge with my stage blood to give the final effects of bruised and scraped skin oozing blood.
Everyone always asks for more boy designs, so we’re dedicated October to boy designs! This is a quick batman inspired face painting mask that I created and can be done in a quick 3-5 minutes. Add your own variations or copy it line to line!
The model requested that I didn’t paint over his eyes so I created the mask around his eyes without making him close his eyes during the process.
I start off laying down background color with my rainbow cake, and then painted the mask on top and around his eyes.
I added the details, some tiny bats and a moon.
I finished the design off with a little glitter and VOILA! A fast and simple design geared towards all ages!
In this product review video, Silly Heather goes over the differences between Arty Brush Cakes, Rainbow Cakes, and Fairy Fly Kits. She talks about key points and benefits from the different types, and demonstrates how to properly load and use your brush with each product.
Click the image thumbnails to be taken to the product page.
Summer is upon us and one of our busiest days is around the corner. The 4th of July is a big deal for face painters considering there are events and fairs being held all over the place. It’s time to get some creative juices flowing and narrow down some good face painting designs for the 4th.
Below are some face painting videos with some great 4th of July designs. For more face painting videos and tutorials, make sure to check out Silly Heather’s Youtube Channel.
Silly Heather’s latest video tutorial – Face Painting 4th of July Fireworks – Watch on Youtube