Elf Hat Face Paint Design by Ulianka Arty

This one stroke elf hat face paint design can be painted at very busy events, or you can build up the design into a beautiful mask.


Step 1:

Using a 5/8 inch brush and an orange/pink color split cake (darker color on the outside) paint a hat shape, leaving out spaces in between the lines for the next color. Before you start, add a soft background color with a sponge, if you decide to go for more elaborate design.

Elf Face Paint Design

Step 2:

With a 5/8 inch brush fill in the gaps with a dark green/yellow color. Of course, you can choose any color you like to make this design, but this one is very festive!

Elf Face Paint Design

Step 3:

Paint in Christmas baubles using a pink/white split cake and also add Christmas tree branches using a  blue/green/white split cake .

Elf Face Paint Design

Step 4:

Add fluffiness to the pompoms using a rake brush and white face paint. Add a dark outline with a thin brush.

Elf Face Paint Design

Step 5:

Outline the entire shape with white to make the design stand out even more. Add swirls and some stencil work if you wish :)

Elf Face Paint Design

Products Used:

Leanne's Tropical Collection
Fusion Body Art Spectrum Face Painting Palette - Rainbow Explosion
Superstar White Face Paint
FAB Purple Face Paint
Jest Paint Bolt Medium Firm Angle Brush (5/8")
Kryvaline Black High Density Sponge (1/pack)
The Face Painting Shop Brush - Rake (1/2")
Galaxy TAP Face Painting Stencils - Holidays

Elf Face Paint Design


Ulianka is a face painter and body artist. Ulianka won many international contests in Face painting, body painting, makeup categories and has been featured by professional magazines and brands: Wet Paint, QMagazine, NYX, Mehron etc. As a part of her career she creates videos for BBC Scotland and runs face and body painting workshops around the world.

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