Face Painting Fun
Rubber Stamps, Stencils & Free Hand
By Amanda Formaro
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If you are using rubber stamps made specifically for face painting, be sure to get the ink pad that is made for face painting as well. You can purchase rubber stamp kits that come with several different designs or you can purchase stamps individually. This is a perfect option for beginners or for those who are not comfortable drawing free hand designs. Simply press the stamp onto the washable child safe ink pad, press gently onto child’s face, then just paint within the outline created for you.
Stencils are also a great alternative to free hand drawing but are mostly intended for air brush painting. To use a stencil for the type of face painting you are looking for, coat one of your sponges lightly with white face paint and dab off the excess. Dab sponge over the stencil to give you the basic outline, remove the stencil and set aside. Fill in design with colored paints.
Free hand drawing isn’t as scary as it sounds. Making shapes such as a sun or a lady bug are easy. Try some on paper first, or if you like, use the internet to look up some pictures and print them out to use as a guide. If you have face paint crayons, draw the main outline on with that, then you can fill in with the paint brush. A fine line paint brush works well for outlining while a slightly larger one is better for filling in designs. Sponges are used for spreading background colors or for blending full face color.