Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Cheek Art & Balloons

Well, our outdoor Christmas lights are up and while I refuse to turn them on until after Thanksgiving, I don't think it's ever too early to work on some Christmas face painting and balloon designs!  I put together a collage of my latest Christmas balloons, and a couple step-by-step cheek art designs for you today!

A few Christmas balloon designs I've been working on this week!

Here are a couple of my go-to Christmas cheek art designs, broken down into steps for you...

The poinsettia is done using a 1/2" flat brush, loaded with just the pink and red of a TAG Berry one-stroke cake.  Outlines and highlights are done with Wolfe black and white, with the icing on the cake being the gold dots of Liquid Bling!

The snow globe is definitely one of the most requested designs on my Christmas cheek art board.  The globe is painted here using Wolfe Metallix blue, with Wolfe black and white for outlines and highlights/snowflakes.  Adding glitter to the blue really makes it...you can also try using some liquid bling for snowflakes! I didn't add glitter in these photos, but this is one of those designs where glitter can really add the WOW factor!

These take me maybe 3 minutes...5 minutes tops if I really take my time!

I have many more Christmas cheek art designs that I will post in the coming months!  In the meantime, feel free to post requests for designs in the comments and I'd love to do one just for you!

Happy painting! :-)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October Happenings at Paintertainment

Things have been pretty busy around here lately!  I thought I'd share some random photos that I've only really put up on Facebook so far, in case you're not a Facebook follower!

Great Pumpkin design, done on myself!
My 5 year old was an angry bird for Halloween, so I painted his face to go with his costume!
Had a super fun gig where we painted mardi gras masks on adults before their party!
 In addition to face painting, I've been having fun getting into balloons! I had my first balloon gig a week and a half ago, and it went great!!
I had a fun time painting my niece last weekend and making her a princess wand, complete with a glitter-filled heart on top! She sits still better than any kid I've ever painted I think...I have to make myself stop because I could paint her for hours! ;-)
Sammy challenged me to make him a monster truck...I think he likes it!

Been working on more original balloon designs, like this rocket ship!
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