Dreamcatchers were originally made by Native North Americans. These small hoops are decorated with feathers and beads and they are believed to give their owner good dreams. Their design may be a little intricate to draw so I tried to simplify the base as much as I could to make it doable on the job. Girls will love it!
Let's get started!
Sponge a subtle base with Grimas Blue and load a Silly Farm Paint Pal Swirl # 4 with Diamond FX Black to paint a thick circle. Now, with Jest Paint Bolt Liner, paint a small circle in the centre of it and oval shapes, just like crisscrossed petals. Painting the beginning of a new petal in the centre of the previous one.
This image is just to show the final detail of the design in the centre of the hoop. As you can see, petals touch in a point and now we'll paint on each of them a small dot.
Still with Jest Paint Bolt Liner loaded with Diamond FX Black paint with small irregular dots three strings falling from the hoop and decorate with dots too the areas where the crisscrossed petals touch to resemble knots. Now, paint some swirls and teardrops in the upper part of the design.
Now load Jest Paint Bolt Liner with DiamondFX White and add short angled lines around the hoop's border to give the impression of a string around it . Paint some highlights on black dots, feathers and some white dots to fill in blank spaces and give more light to the design.
Belén Canosa is the owner of Belén te Pinta and has been working as a professional face painter since 2011 when she discovered a passion for painting on a live canvas.
She loves belly painting and teaching and her works have been featured in several face and body painting magazines like Skin Markz Magazine, Illusion Magazine, Pintamos? and Qmagazine
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