Today I finally got some extra time while the boys napped to work on an entry for the Face Paint Forum's "Steampunk Challenge!" I have been trying to come up with an idea for a couple weeks and finally decided to do one of the things I do best...HANDS! So here is my interpretation of a steampunk hand! :-)
Kryolan metallic paints, along with some Wolfe black and white. I also used a little Kryolan black as well. Now that I've gotten familiar with both brands, I find I like the properties of one or the other better depending on what I'm doing. Wolfe is by far the blackest of blacks! So that's what I used for the darkest areas and the outlines. I used Kryolan when I wanted a more transparent layer of black on top of the metallic paints while adding depth. I also mixed a little Kryolan black with the metallic paints to create darker shades of each metal for shadows.
I wanted to try my BAM stencils for a little texture, but couldn't do that one handed! Ha! I only used two brushes for the whole thing...a Wolfe #1 and Wolfe #4 round. All in all I think it turned out pretty cool for my first steampunk inspired idea. I would love-love-love to do something like this over an entire body! Although, just this hand took me 45 minutes so it would be a long day of painting! ;-)