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Auntie Stacey packs some info

Mightygoods.com included me in a article about how professional face painters pack and prepare their gear. Here is my section. I live in Northern California, about two hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in beautiful Sonoma county. A friend encouraged me to try face painting many years ago. She showed me a few designs […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Why face painting? I have the best job in the world – painting fun! I love making someone a sparkly princess or bold dragon. Imagination and play are my hallmarks. I love that face painting is temporary (aside from the photos, which are priceless keepsakes) low tech and personal. How did you learn to face […]

Make Up Mania – IMATS LA

Surrounded by oozing zombies, body painted she-demons and towering runway models, not to mention all the best brands – IMATS LA 2016 was a make up artist’s dream come true. A trade show of beauty and special effects products where aficionados line up for a selfie with Cat Von D, or the chance to purchase Anastasia of Beverly Hills eyebrow definer […]

How to Paint a Leopard Face – step by step tutorial

For this make up I used Kryolan brand white and yellow, along with Wolfe brand black. You can use any face paint you like, as long as it’s face paint – that is makeup, not paint made for paper or canvas. Non-toxic does not mean it’s safe for use on the body. My lovely friend Willa is my […]

How to be a better face painter

People often ask me how I learned to face paint. As with any skill, you need a combination of instruction, practice and good tools to become proficient. For expert instruction, I recently attended the first annual San Francisco Bay Area Face and Body Art convention, known as BayFABA, this past September. What a treat! It […]

Halloween Cosplay Tips from a Face Painter

1) Find inspiration in your closet Special occasion clothes can be the perfect starting point for a costumed character. The flower girl dress from a wedding makes a fantastic start for a fairy princess. Tuxedos for vampires, graduation grown (belted, with a shredded hemline) for witches. Worn clothing can find new life, eh, undead life, as a […]

Auntie Stacey Wins at Copperfield’s Zombie Walk

You heard it hear first, Auntie Stacey Dennick won First Place in the adult category of the Zombie Moaning contest at Copperfield’s Books in downtown Sebastopol. Every year Copperfield’s sponsors a Zombie Walk at several locations. Auntie Stacey was on hand today, Oct. 27th, for free zombiefication of anyone who wanted face painting.  After receiving […]