Friday, February 22, 2013

Monster Jam Tire Track Face Painting

Last month my little Monster Truck fan got to go see the Monster Jam in Minneapolis with his Daddy and Grandpa.  My favorite part about monster truck show is staying home while the guys go...AND of COURSE painting up my little man!!

We started with some dirt on his forehead.  I love to use my rubber pore sponge and black stipple sponge for dirt!  First I sponge on some brown with a regular sponge, then go over it with a lighter and a darker shade of brown for highlights/shadows with the pore sponge and/or stipple sponge for dirt.


Once the dirt dried thoroughly, I used my awesome tire track stencil with some Wolfe black paint.   Stencils can make some really awesome effects in very little time, but they do take some practice to get the right water-to-paint ratio to get a clean transfer.




Next we did a tire! I started with some metallic silver Kryolan paint...


Then some nice Wolfe black...




...and Wolfe white for the highlights!  The white really MAKES the treads!


 I finished it off with some "wiggle lines" and a couple puffs of dust. :-)

Then he requested Grave Digger on one arm and Hot Wheels on the other!  He's not spoiled at ALL.




 One very happy and excited Monster truck fan!


All ready to go on a manly night out with Daddy and Grampa!  Next year little brother can go too.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Arrrrgh, Mateys! Pirate Party Painting!

Our family just returned from a Disney cruise!  Yes, that is why our office has been closed for the week...being a one woman company, every now and then I have to close the shop for a family vacation.  Thank you for your patience!! I'm in the process of catching up on emails and orders and should have your orders placed during that time ready to ship out on Monday!

Anyway, this face painter couldn't even go on vacation without doing some face painting.  I brought along a super miniature paint set specifically for "pirate night" on the ship!  It consisted of a small pill box filled with 8 basic Kryolan colors, one #2 sable brush, and a little piece of my stipple sponge (for pirate stubble!)

The tiny set worked perfectly for my tiny pirates in our tiny stateroom bathroom! :-) Here are some pictures...

getting paints ready...boys waiting their turn!



Sammy's mustache, stubble, curly chest hairs and cut

I painted a parrot and sword on Toby's arms.  (He had aloe on his cheeks & nose as he had a little too much sun in Grand Cayman that day!)
Enjoying the pirate party on the pool deck, complete with a show, dancing, and fireworks!

Of course I would have loved to have more supplies...especially better brushes.  I brought one small sable brush that had already fluffed out on me (lost it's nice pointy tip) as I figured brushes wouldn't fare well in a suitcase.  So, I couldn't get much detail, but the boys loved it and that's what counts!!  If I were to do it again I might bring my black Starblends to do an eye patch on them!  But, they were SO tired that night, they were rubbing there eyes a lot!