Funny Christmas Elf Face Paint Design by Linnéa Önnerby Novak

This cute Elf face paint design with his very long hat is so fun to do using one stroke, and incorporates the nose as well. 

Step 1: Sketch Out Your Design

Optional: Make a sketch using a beige paint. 

Step 2: Paint the Elf's Skin

Fill in the elf's skin with beige and the hair with orange. Use a one stroke and a 1/2" brush for the sweater.

Step 3: Paint the Hat

Use the same one stroke and brush to create the hat.

Step 4: Details

Paint the neck part of the sweater in red and paint some red lines on the sweater and on the hat with a round brush. Fill in the little bell ball on the nose with gold.

Step 5: Outline the Design

Outline the design and paint the details in black and use a white paint for highlights. Add some white for snow on the bottom and use a stencil to create snowflakes. Finish it off with some glitter creme. Merry Christmas!


Products Used:

Superstar/FAB "Ivory" (sub. TAG Beige)
Superstar/FAB "Orange"
Superstar/FAB "Gold"
Superstar/FAB "Carmine Red"
Sillyfarm Arty Brush Cake "Toffee Apple" from Natalee Davies Collection
Diamond FX "Black"
Diamond FX "White"
Amerikan Body Art Glitter creme "Biosphere"

Tools Used:

1/2" Angled Brush
Loew Cornell 795 No 2 Round Brush
Loew Cornell 795 No 4 Round Brush
Finger Sponge
BAM Winter Wonderland stencil H11


 Linnéa lives in the south part of Sweden with her husband and two children. Linnéa has a facepainting company in Sweden called Linnéas AnsiktsmålningShe started to facepaint in 2016, and she is now a certified facepainter with honour from Olga Murasev´s International Face Painting School. You might have seen her in different facepainting forums, pages and in magazines such as QMagazine and Wet Paint Magazine.

Linnéa really loves everything about this industry, and she likes to challenge herself and keep on growing as an artist and as a instructor.

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