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Quick and Easy Step by Step Face Painting | Butterfly
Follow these easy steps below to learn how to face paint a butterfly in no time. Anna Wilinski has created these Quick & Easy Face Paint Guides so that beginner face painters can follow them at home and practice new and exciting face painting designs.
First time getting into face painting? No worries, check our How to Activate Face Paint blog post for an in-depth explanation on how to load your tools and get the proper consistency for your paint.
Step 1 of your Butterfly
Pick up your Sparkling Faces practice board and a face painting sponge and load it with a rainbow cake. Anna used Fusion Body Art Summer Sunrise, but you can use any rainbow cake you have at home already. Stamp your sponge under the eye at a 45-degree angle, making sure you don't go beyond the cheekbone. You won't be able to press the entire sponge, so pick one end of the sponge with your fingers and press the rest.
Not sure how to use a face painting Sponge? Don't worry! Check our How to Use a Face Painting Sponge blog for a more in depth explanation.
Now stamp your sponge above the eye also at a 45-degree angle. On the outer edges, stamp a shorter print, and on the inside, stamp a longer print to create that staggered effect.
Step 2 of your Butterfly
Pick up a round face painting brush. Anna used our Bolt Brush Liner #2. Outline the edges of your butterfly wing, making thin to thick strokes and shaping the sponged colors to create a simple, cute-looking wing. Anna used Fusion Body Art Strong Black to create the outline.
Not sure how to do thin to thick lines? Don't worry! Check our Thick to Thin Face Painting Lines blog for a more in depth explanation.
Step 3 of your Butterfly
Outline the bottom wing using the same technique from step 2, but this time add 3 teardrops by the corner of each eye.
Not sure how to do teardrops? Don't worry! Check our How to Paint Teardrops blog for a more in depth explanation.
Step 4 of your Butterfly
Using a fairly dry sponge and some magenta face paint, stamp a cute butterfly stencil right in the middle of the forehead to add a focus point to your design. Anna used our TAP Stencil #004 - Butterflies.
And this is it! You are now able to create a cute-looking butterfly face painting design! Keep practicing until all of the steps come to you naturally without having to look at this guide. Don't forget to leave a comment if you like the post or if you have any questions, and check the supplies used if you want to match the design created by Anna. Check the related posts below for other great face painting blog posts.
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How to do a easy butterfly face paint?
The easiest way to get started with a butterfly face paint design is to use petal shaped sponges and rainbow split cakes. The petal sponges give you the perfect win shape so you don't have to guess the size or try and get symmetry freehand. The rainbow split cakes allow you to lay down several colors at once without much effort. All you need to do is stamp the sponge four times, one for each butterfly wing, one on the top right and top left of each eye, and one on the bottom right and bottom left of each eye. Make sure to load your face painting sponge well on the rainbow split cake first using a little bit of water and running the sponge back and forward following the stripes of your cake. Then you just use a round brush to outline your design with a darker color. You can follow the step by step posted at the start of this blog.
How do you draw a butterfly on your face?
The easiest way to draw a butterfly on your face is using a butterfly face painting stencil. Simply use water activated face paints, a sponge and a little bit of water and you can draw some really cute butterflies on your face. You can learn all about using face painting stencils on our blog.
How do you draw a butterfly on a child's face?
Drawing by hand a butterfly on a child's face using face paints can be difficult, mostly if you are not an experienced face painter. This is why we suggest that the best way to draw a butterfly on a child's face is using a butterfly face painting stencil. Just grab some cosmetic grade water activated face paints, a face painting sponge and a little bit of water and you can draw some really cute butterflies on your face. You can learn all about using face painting stencils on our blog.
How do you draw a simple butterfly for beginners?
Follow these instructions to draw a simple butterfly face for beginners. Grab petal-shaped sponges and those awesome rainbow split cakes. The petal sponges make it super easy to get the perfect wing shape without any fussing around. And those rainbow split cakes let you put down multiple colors in one go without breaking a sweat. Just stamp the sponge four times: one for each butterfly wing, one on the top right and left of each eye, and one on the bottom right and left of each eye.
Make sure you load up your face painting sponge real good with the rainbow split cake. A little water helps, so run the sponge back and forth following those colorful stripes. Then, use a round brush to trace the design with a darker color, giving it that extra pop.
If you need some step-by-step guidance, check out the tutorial at the beginning of this blog. Get ready to impress with your amazing butterfly face paint!