Frozen Butterfly by Natalia Kirillova

Hello dears! I was born and live in Russia and everyone knows that winter comes early here, so in November it is snowing. Therefore, for the design of my butterfly, I was inspired by snow and frost, which I see now outside the window. But even if you live in a hot country, everyone has Christmas and New year, so this design is useful to all!

 Step 1

First, I dip the edge of the sponge in silver cover the area of the eyelid, then the other edge of the sponge is immersed in a blue pearl color and cover the area above and below the eyes. The edges of the butterfly's wings should be at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the corner of the eyes, this creates harmony in the figure and maximally repeats the slope of the wings of a real butterfly.


 Step 2

Add a dark blue color on the edges of the wings to give the picture a more voluminous look. Using a flat round brush, apply two strokes from above and one from below, their direction is also inclined to the corners of the eye. This is the future pattern of our snow butterfly. If you have drawn the edges of the wings unevenly, do not worry, there is always the opportunity to fix with a damp cloth. Eyebrow paint must be especially careful, not to leave gaps.


 Step 3

Dip the round brush No.5 in the color white and begin to create the patterns on the butterfly wings. All white lines are directed to the Central focus between the eyes, this creates a special balance in the picture. The closer the line is to the eyes, the thinner it is drawn. Some lines need to be circled twice, as the white color is mixed with the background blue and looks not so bright. Draw icicles on the bottom of our patterns, moving from the edge of the wings down to the thinnest tip. I have eyeliner in dark blue For the brightness of the image.


 Step 4

We trace the finished white lines in blue, moving from the edge to the middle of the picture. I prefer to use the no round brush.1, which has a pretty pointed tip for fine lines, it will let you draw beautiful patterns. We trace the edges of icicles, too, to be better seen.


Step 5

Add snowflakes using a stencil, type on the sponge white, just do not use too much water, otherwise the paint will spread. In the middle of the forehead glue self-assembled rhinestones, and above them draw a butterfly mustache. For the effect of the sparkle will add spark on your forehead and cheeks with a thin round brush, draw a straight strokes from the middle to the edges to sparkle turned out fine.

Step 6

To make our butterfly truly winter we will apply glitter and rhinestones of blue colors, now everything is shimmering and glitters like the first snow! To complete the image, apply a blue pearl color on the lips. Figure is ready!

Rather, repeat this lesson to feel the approach of Christmas and the first snow.
I Hope my advice was useful for you.


Products used for this design

Global Body Art White Face Paint - Standard White

Cameleon Baseline Strong Black

Tag Green Face Paints - Pearl Green

Tag Purple Face Paints - Pearl Purple 

Tag Blue Face Paints - Pearl Blue

Sillyfarm Paint Pal swirl brush round #1

Loew Cornell Round No.5 Brush

TAG #10 Filbert Brush (5/8")

TAP Face Painting Stencil - Snowflakes

Plastic Face Blings - Snowflakes

American Body Art Pixie Paint  "Blue Monday "

Amerikan Body Art Glitter - Holographic White


My name is Natalia, I live and work in Russia, the city of Yaroslavl. I do face painting for 7 years. One of my favorite destinations - belly painting, (so great to see how kids who have recently been in the tummy are already beginning to walk, talk and learn to draw) in my collection of 40 drawings for pregnant women. I've won a lot of face painting contests and now I want to teach you how to create beautiful drawings on faces. The most beautiful thing when you show your child the finished picture to see his shining smile

My Instagram page, and facebook where you can find all the work.