One-Stroke Spider-Witch by Annabel Hoogeveen

    Not very fond of painting witches because of all the green? Then turn your witch into a glamoween witch, with a real spider crown and shimmery eyes.

    You can make this design into a quick, girly design without the eyes, or go even further and add some extra highlights and details.



    TAG split cake 'Black Iris'

    Angle brush short bristles 5/8# (
      sub Jest Paint Bolt Medium Firm Angle Brush

    Kryolan blush 'Youth Red'
       sub Mehron INtense Pro Pressed Powder - Island Breeze Red

    HAS 3028

    FAB metallic purple - Amethyst Shimmer 138

    Sponge Dauber

    PartyXplosion Aqua Face Paint - Black

    Loew-Cornell Round Brush #4

    Loew-Cornell Round Brush #2

    Two green gems

    Mehron AdGem Adhesive

     Additional when adding color on the eyes:

    Ben Nye Lumiere Grand colour palette

    Eye Shadow Powder Brush or Smoothie Blender

    Additional when adding highlights and details:

    PartyXplosion Aqua Face Paint - White

    Medium Round long bristles #2 (liner brush)


    Step 1: Crown and blush

    Paint a crown like shape on the forehead, using a 5/8# short-bristled angle brush and a white/purple/black split cake ('black iris'). End on the cheekbone in a point. Make sure the crown has more or less a V-shape, which will make the crown a bit more 'mean' or 'evil'. Add some blush in the hollows of the cheeks.


    Step 2: Creating texture with a stencil

    Use a stencil, a sponge dauber and metallic purple paint to embellish the crown.


    Step 3: Contouring and adding spider and web

    Add a black contour to the crown with a round brush #4 and regular black paint. Accentuate the part above the eyebrow. Change to a #2 round brush and add spider legs in the middle of the crown and spiderwebs on both cheeks.


    Step 4: Gems and lipstick

    The next step is adding two green gems between the spider legs and applying the same metallic purple as a lipstick on the lips. For little girls or crowded events you can end here. If you have more time or when painting older girls you can add an extra dimension by painting the eyes.


    Step 5: Adding eye-makeup 

    Give your witch a 'glamoween' look by applying different colors of eye shadow form the Ben Nye Lumiere Palette: pearl white, purple and green. Add an eyeliner with black regular paint and a liner brush. To make it extra dramatic paint new eyebrows, using black paint, copying the shape of the crown, and connect them to the eyeliner on the outside of the eyes.


    Step 6 (optional): Adding highlights and a bottom eyeliner

    If you have time you can add some highlights with regular white paint on the crown and under the painted eyebrows and add a black line under the eye. This will make the design pop even more, but is definitely not necessary.

    Love to see your glamoween witches!!


    Annabel Hoogeveen is the owner and founder of 'Blije-Snoetjes Kinderschmink', a Facepainting company and school in the Netherlands. She is painting for about 10 years and is passionate about teaching others how to facepaint, 'because the more face painters there are, the more kids we can make happy'.

    Annabel likes colorful and easy 'on-the-job' designs. But, as a former vet, she also has a passion for painting realistic 3D animals.

    She is an instructor at Olga Murasev's International Face Painting School (, has written several Facepainting blogs and recently won the 'Black Panther' competition here at

    You can see more of her work on her Instagram and Facebook pages.