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There are many reason as to why Face Painting Stencils will only benefit your craft!  Here are some of the very basics about stencils, designs and how to use them to your advantage.


Why Use Stencils?

The great thing about stencils is that it is so easy to use, so fast and simple, that anyone will be able to master it.For a face painter, stencils can save a lot of time and effort.  The designs vary from simple shapes like stars and hearts, to  intricate designs such as pattern of trees and flowers.

Professional face painters who work with large crowds can do many complex or simple designs in a fraction of the time, saving hours of work, while maintaining quality designs for each and every customer.  Anyone can use Face Painting Stencils!

Stenciling, inside the visual arts domain, is a technique to imitate designs by passing paint over holes that are cut in vinyl or plastic, onto the surface to be decorated.

Stencils can be used for so many purposes, such as using it to add a scaly background for your design, or to create an art pattern that might otherwise be difficult to accomplish.  You can achieve it all!


Face Painting Stencils Brands

Bad Ass

Bad Ass Stencils are made of a durable yet flexible 7 mil Mylar plastic, a thin material,  flexible enough to create excellent detail when stenciling.  These face painting stencils are strong and can be cleaned and used many times. The material is also solvent-proof. Every stencil was designed by acclaimed makeup artist and body painter, Andrea O'Donnell.

Alex Hansen

Alex Hansen is an internationally renowned and experienced Makeup Artist. The Alex Hansen stencils are suitable for beginners as well as professionals.  He is well known in the Body Painting community for his Special FX Airbrush Body Painting.


Wonderful Stencil Designs


Trees, Leaves and Flowers




Fairies and other Magical Characters




Festivities




Birds and others Animals




Machinal and other patterns





Skins





Emblems


How To Use Face Painting Stencils

Sponge Method

  •  Load your sponge.  Dip the edge of your sponge in water and rotate the sponge in the water-based face paint colour you would like for your design.  Now you can place the stencil onto the face.
  • Hold your stencil flat and still against the face as you dab your sponge over top of the stencil. Be sure to cover the entire stencil with the paint from your sponge.
  • You may leave the design now as it is, or add anything to it, such as glitter or other enhancing designs.  If you do use glitter, be quick to apply it before the paint dries. To end, lift your stencil without sliding it on the face.

Brush Method

  • Here, you load a wide brush.  Dip your brush in water and rotating your brush in the face paint colour you would like for you design. Place the stencil onto the face.
  • Now, hold the stencil flat and still against the face as you paint the designing area of the stencil. You may load your brush with other colours, as you paint other specific areas of your stencil, as you like. Be sure to hold your stencil still when you load your paintbrush.
  • You may leave the design now as it is, or add anything to it, such as glitter or other enhancing designs.  If you do use glitter, be quick to apply it before the paint dries. To end, lift your stencil without sliding it on the face.

Air Brush Method

  • Assemble your air compressor and airbrush.  Please do note that airbrushes are assembled differently according to their brands and model. Load the air compressor or airbrush with the water-based face paint that is suitable to its instructions.
  • Wear gloves and a cloth face mask. Always ask the person that you are face painting to close his or her eyes. as well as mouth. Hold your stencil up to the face that you are painting, and keep the stencil still, while pressing it against the subject’s face.
  • Hold the airbrush up to your stencil. Spray the face paint over your stencil, and do pass the airbrush over your stencil area twice.
  • You may leave the design now as it is, or add anything to it, such as glitter or other enhancing designs.  If you do use glitter, be quick to apply it before the paint dries. To end, lift your stencil without sliding it on the face. 

Always wash the face painting stencils after every use, as it may otherwise cause skin irritations or allergic reactions.


Make Your Own Face Painting Stencils 

This is a great way to learn face painting if you are a beginner.  Before purchasing stencils for a more professional use, try making your own stencils and learn this special craft a bit better, until even your free hand face painting art has improved.  Nonetheless, it is highly recommended to remain practicing your free hand art while practicing your stencil art. Below Philadelphia Tivoli from Face Painting Tips.com, shows us how.

To make your Face Painting Stencils you will need:

 

  • A craft knife.
  • A piece of acetate or rigid plastic.
  • A printout of the face painting stencil design (you may  draw/sketch this on a piece of paper if you want).
  • A cutting board. 
  • Tape.
  • Your design may be your very own face painting stencil design that you drew or, you can find  a design online and print it.
  •  It might be wiser to try simple designs at first.  This will especially prove helpful with children, as you would want something quick and easy.  Use tape to stick your stencil sketch or print out down to the piece of acetate along the edges. The stencil design must be big enough for a child’s cheek.
  • Finally, use a sharp craft knife and begin to carefully cut the stencil out.

There you have it!


Youtube Stencilling Tutorials


Blue Pattern Design and Ladybug Tutorial by ShowOffs Donna Nowak



Stencil Eyes Tutorial by ShowOffs Donna Nowak



Star Makeup Tutorial by The Tattooed Lady

 


Face Painting Stencils Credits 

iStencil.com

Bad Ass Stencils

Alex Hansen Stencils

Face Paint.com

ShowOffs Donna Nowak

Sillyfarm

The TattoeodLady.com

Snazaroo.us

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