Little girls LOVE fairies and this design features the Pantone Color of the year–Ultra Violet. I also used the PartyXPlosion pearl palette for the first time and was very pleased with the results. My intent for this design was to give the fairy wings a light and transparent feel and the PartyXPlosion pearl paint did an excellent job!
Step one: the base
To begin, apply the base using a sponge and theMermaid Pixie Rainbow Cake. My design is asymmetrical so you will be making one large semi-circle over two-thirds of the forehead and then a smaller one over the other eye. It is important to keep the center area as light as you can so that the stencil will show up...so keep the purple to the outer edges.
Step two: fairy stencil
Use one of theBAM PAX Pixie Stencils (there are 5 different ones in this pack). I used the one where the fairy in lying down. With a sponge and purple paint, apply the fairy to the forehead within the light green area. I only used the front half of the stencil leaving her legs off.
The next 4 steps demonstrate the paints from the PartyXplosion Pearl Palette.
The Palette contains five 3 gm colors including Pearl Gold, Pink, Purple, Green, Blue and a 6 gm White. This mini palette also comes with a handy #2 round brush. These paints comply with EU/FDA regulations for cosmetics and are hypoallergenic and made with non-toxic, and safe ingredients for your skin. The photo gives a reference to the size of the palette. The small palette would be nice to carry in your kit giving you 6 different pearl colors to choose from, yet not take up a lot of room. The only drawback is that since they are small amounts, it would be hard to use a sponge to cover larger areas. Continue reading through the steps to see how I liked them!
Step three: wings-blue
To paint her wings and the side wing shape, I used the PartyXplosion pearl palette. I began with the blue using a small filbert brush and painted the wing shapes. I love this paint! It has a really creamy consistency and goes on beautifully. Some pearl paints I have used are too transparent, but these are perfect!
Step four: wings-pink
Next paint the pink into the wings using the pearl pink in the palette.
Step five: wings-white
Finally add the pearl white from the palette to complete the base of the wings. I LOVE this pearl white. It is the best pearl white I have used to date. I must say that I will be purchasing the larger cake to have in my kit! Pearl whites tend to be very transparent and hard to use. This one was creamy and the coverage was excellent! And it blended beautifully with the other colors.
Step six: wing border
I used theSilly Farm Paint Pal Beautiful Butterfly 3/8" Angle Brush to give the wings a white border with the pearl white.
Step seven: wing outline
To finish off the wings, use a #1 round brush with Global dark blue to outline the wings.
Step eight: floral element
Add a floral element along the inner side area with a petal brush. Triple load it with white, Global magenta and FAB purple rain and then starting from the bottom, work your way up with the petals.
Step nine: white detailing
Use your favorite white for the dots, swirls and teardrops. The swirls and teardrops give a forward motion to the fairy like she is flying.
Step ten: glitterize!
Finally, add some sparkle by using theArt Factory Fiesta Chunky Glitter. It is perfect to bring out the purples, pinks and teals in this design. I placed some on the side opposite the wing and also above her hand like she is blowing fairy dust. Be especially careful when applying this over a painted area so you do not remove the paint.
This is sure to make any little girl feel like a beautiful fairy all day long. If you have time, give her some purple glittery lips to finish it all off! Now you have a perfect design using the Pantone color of the year, which will be very popular this year! And give the PartyXPlosion pearl paints a try. I know you will be pleased!
Pam Kinneberg is the owner and artist for her business, PiKadilly Face Painting located near Fargo, North Dakota. She has won numerous contests and can be found in various magazines including SkinMarkz Magazine, The Colored Palette, QMagazine, Wet Paint Magazine and SillyFarm Newsletters.