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    What’s on Your Board? (Part 5)

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    For this week’s installment of, What’s on Your Board? We will be featuring, the Butterfly.

    I imagine you all get just as many requests for a butterfly as I do, so let's jump right in!

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    Simple Butterfly:

    1. TAG 1 Stroke Split Cakes – Rose
    2. Wolfe Face Paints – Black
    3. Diamond FX #5 Angle Brush
    4. Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #2 Round Brush

    Half Butterfly:

    1. Paradise Face Paints – Lime
    2. Global Body Art Face Paint – Standard Yellow
    3. Wolfe Face Paints – Black
    4. Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #4 Round Brush
    5. Always Wicked Art Butterfly Sponge

    Full Butterfly:

    1. TAG Split Cakes – Pearl Teal and Sky Blue
    2. Global Body Art Face Paint – Standard Yellow
    3. Wolfe Face Paints – Black
    4. Wolfe Face Paints – White
    5. Loew-Cornell® Gold Grip #4 Round Brush
    6. Always Wicked Art Butterfly Sponge

    Glitter is optional for each design.

    The Application:

    When you need a quick butterfly, give this design a try. This butterfly can be placed on the cheek, hand, arm, well just about anywhere I guess.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Load your angle brush with your Rose split cake and paint 2 teardrops in a sideways “v” shape, as shown above.
    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry Continue, by painting an additional teardrop at the bottom and top next to the first ones.


    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Load your #2 round brush with Wolfe Black and paint the butterfly body using a teardrop stroke, followed by a circle for the head.

     

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Continuing with the Wolfe black, use teardrop strokes to make the butterfly wings.


    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Finish the wings as shown above and finally, add the antennas. All done! Add glitter if time permits.

    Half Butterfly:

    Not quite enough time for a full butterfly? Try out this half butterfly next time.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Double load your Sponge with green and yellow keeping the green on the outside of the wings.  Begin stippling the paint in a wing shape as shown. This would be the time to sprinkle a little bit of glitter, before the paint dries.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Next, load your #4 round brush with Wolfe Black and begin painting in the wing outlines using teardrop and dagger strokes.
    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Once you have finished outlining the wings, you can round off the inside of each wing as shown above.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Add the butterfly body, head and antennas with your #4 round brush loaded with Wolfe black. Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    And finally, add some dots to each wing. This design is now complete.

    Full Butterfly:

    Finally, we make our way to the full butterfly. The cool thing about the full butterfly, is you can continue to add more and more to it when you have time.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Begin by loading your sponge with your Teal and Blue Split Cake and stipple on to each side of the face in a wing shape as shown. (add glitter)
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    Load your #4 Round Brush with Wolfe Black and begin the wing outlining.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Continue outlining both wings as shown.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Add the butterfly body and antennas with your Wolfe Black. Next, load your #4 Round Brush with Yellow and add dots to the wings. At this point, your butterfly could be finished. Or, you can continue to add to it, as you will see in the following steps.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Load your #4 Round Brush with Wolfe White and begin outlining the entire design followed by two stars next to the antennas.

    Butterfly Face Paint Stacey Perry

    Load your #4 Round Brush with Wolfe Black and begin adding veining to the butterfly wings. And you don’t have to stop here. You could continue to add to this butterfly by using jewels, outlining the wings in GlitterMark etc…

    Remember to always choose a design that works best for you and your business. All of the designs featured in this series are for “on the job” practical use and have been proven to work well for me.

    Check back with us for next week’s design and be sure to let us know what you would like to see in future blogs and be sure to share your designs with us on Facebook.

    Until next time… Live, Love, Paint.

    Stacey Perry, aka Sistahmatic! is the owner of and primary face painter for Peekaboo Faces by Play and Learn With Me located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Stacey also blogs for halloweenmakeup.com

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