Tag Archive | tips and techniques

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 […]

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 […]

How to paint a zombie face by Auntie Stacey

Here’s a classic design for Halloween, to turn a perfectly adorable kid into a creepy zombie skull ghoul undead thing. 1) I began with an all over dusting of Starblend white powder. The powder covers quickly and is easier to get even than face paint. You can use any light powder or foundation, or sponge on white […]

How to make a prosthetic nose using a life cast and cold foam

Continuing the advanced makeup class at Santa Rosa Jr. College, I used the life cast I made of the beautiful and patient Grace Kent to make a prosthetic nose out of cold foam for this (admittedly odd) mermaid makeup. Here are the steps for making the nose (or other appliance) of your dreams. Sculpt: Place the facecast on a […]

How to Make a Life Face Mask – step by step

This is what I learned in my theater arts make up class as per instructor Maryanne Scozzari. We’ll use these life castings to design and create prosthetic noses for character make-ups, just like they do on Sci-Fi’s Face Off reality TV show, well, almost. Please follow all safety guidelines! Steps to creating a life mask 1) Prepare the […]

How to paint a leopard face

For this make up I used gold, white and black Wolfe brand face paint and gold cosmetic glitter. Don’t use craft supplies. Only use products made for use on the skin. My lovely friend Willa is my model. Note: Click here for an updated version of this tutorial Start by applying white around the eyes […]