Video Tutorial: Floral Butterfly Mask by Beth MacKinney


    Butterflies are one of the bread and butter designs of the professional face painter, and you can't have too many variations for your summer events. If you struggle with butterflies, I hope this design with elements inspired by several of my favorite artists, such as Annie Reynolds and Denise Cold, will be something you enjoy painting, and which will make butterfly requests easier for you.


    TAG pearl lilac
    TAG pearl white
    TAG medium green
    TAG light green
    Global small split Sydney  (or Global dark purple, magenta, and orange)
    • Paradise orchid
    White face paint (Diamond FX or Wolfe)
    #2 round round brush
    #4 round brush (optional)
    Small filbert brush
    Blending brush
    Loew Cornell Flora petal brush #6
    Small petal brush
    Cosmetic grade glitter
     Silver liquid bling

    Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, Chicago’s north side, and the eastern and southeastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by to enjoy more of Beth’s face painting tutorials.