Okay, here’s an idea for the beginners that can make face painting a little easier, and a little less daunting if you’re not completely confident with painting free hand. You can use face painting stencils to paint faces with ease.
This is a great face painting idea to begin with but keep practising your free hand paintings, people prefer the more unique designs, and so will you once you become a more confident face painter!
To Make Face Painting Stencils You Will Need the Following:
• A craft knife.
• A piece of acetate or stiff plastic.
• A printout of the stencil design (you can draw/sketch on a piece of paper this if you want)
• A cutting board (or a hard surface to cut the stencil out)
Step 1: Design your stencil design by either finding one online and printing it out of drawing one of your own. Try to stick to something simple as the surface area (a child’s face) is quite small and will most likely move while you paint them!
Step 2: Use some tape to stick down the printout (or your sketch) of the stencil design to the piece of acetate along the edges. Make sure that the stencil design is a sensible size for a child’s cheek.
Step 3: Using a sharp craft knife start carefully cut out the stencil.
Make sure to always wash stencil after use, never use an unwashed stencil on somebody, it may cause skin irritations or allergic reactions.
And that’s all there is to it!
If you have any other ideas for face painting stencils, leave a comment and share your idea 🙂
Or if you couldn’t be bothered making your own, or you just don’t have the time, you could just purchase body art stencils.
Happy Face Painting,