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Adding Twist To Your Face Painting Design

Aug 26, 2008
Face painting is a great way of expressing the vibrant mood of special occasions like reunions, holidays and birthday parties. With a fun face painting design, your kids can enjoy being tigers, princesses or vampires for the day. If you want out-of-the-ordinary results use other materials besides the basic paint. This article will show you some information about body glitter and jewelry and how to use them to boost your face painting design.

The Glitter

Here are some of the things glitter can do for your face painting design:

-Creates dimension - the sheen created by glitter gives your finished product a rounded effect.

- Visually interesting - glitter can be used to emphasize a certain spot on the face such as the nose or the eyes.

- Gives that magical effect - glitter is perfect for fantastical themes like fairy and dragon designs.

Kinds of glitter:

- Loose glitter - is glitter you can apply on the skin while it is still moist with water or paint. It can come in a variety of colors, which can be metallic or iridescent. Loose glitter is great for emphasizing certain parts of your face painting design since they tend to have a coarser grain and therefore more reflective effect or "sparkle."

- Gel glitter - is a liquid-type glitter that resembles transparent glue with glitter in it. Use this type of glitter to trace over the fine lines of your face painting design, as it is more convenient and gives cleaner results.

- Powder glitter - are glitters with the fine quality of powder. These grains tend to be so fine that they easily stick on moist skin. It is best to use powder glitter on large areas of the face for that "pearly" effect.

Some tips on how to apply glitter:

- To achieve an even and an all-over glittery effect, simply dip a moist sponge in some glitter and dab over the face with gentle, sweeping motions.

- A finely pointed brush should be used when tracing over fine details. Wet the brush with water and pat with fingers to squeeze out excess water. Dip the brush into glitter and sweep over details in abrupt motions.

Adding Skin Jewelry:

There are also stick-on jewelry that can be used with basic face painting design in order to add more texture. Skin jewelry is:

- Not costly - skin jewelry can be found in a crafts shop, department store or online. They are often made of plastic so they usually cost close to nothing.

- Easy to use - all you have to do is peel the back of the jewel and stick on the skin.

- Reusable - skin jewelry now come in reusable types that can be put on, removed and then applied again.

- Versatility - skin jewelry can come in a different colors, shapes, textures and styles.

Expensive materials are not really necessary to achieve a beautiful face painting design. All you really need to add more dimension and texture to a basic design is by simply using glitter and stick-on jewelry. Proper usage is easy to accomplish and can give you more than just the usual face painting design.
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Common face painting designs can be uninteresting. Know the secrets how to add a new twist to your face painting design .
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