A Wonderful and Whispy Water Fairy!

water fairy

As an avid fairy lover, I can tell you that fairies come and all shapes and sizes. Some of us relate to some more than others.   Water fairies are well loved and adored and will surely resonate with some lucky person who chooses one. Follow the steps below to create a simple and easy fairy.


1″ Flat Brush
Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint
White Face Paint
Tag One Stroke – Dolphin



1. Starting with the 1 inch brush and the dolphin one stoke cake, Load the brush all the way to the top of the brissles. Get as much paint on there as possible.  Then add one tear drop shape where you want to start the design. This is accomplished by creating a “U” shape with the brush. If the brush splits, then you need to add more water. If the paint looks like watercolor, then you need more paint.


2. Continue to add a series of tear drop shapes to create the wings. Make them various lengths and widths.


3. Next, using the small round brush and the black face paint, add a circle for the head of the fairy.



4. Continue to trace out the body of the fairy. It always works best to create an outline first, even if you are going to fill in.




5. Fill in the shape to create a sillouette.


6. Start to outline the wings. Add curved outlines inside the wings, and layer up.



7. Add swirls for the hair. Using white, add dots and star bursts to the wings and outside of the wings. Add some thin white highlights to the hair.  That’s it. Add glitter as fairies and glitter go hand in hand. I think glitter was invented by fairies!

water fairy


Easily add glitter by using a spray bottle with water, and spritzing the design lightly at least 12 inches away.  Use a poof-able cosmetic grade  glitter to add evenly all around. Use different colors to really create an effect.