I’m SOOOO upset right now that my most FAVORITE mini kabuki stencil brush has been discontinued by the manufacturer…I am working on sourcing some new ones and hope to have them up on the site SOON! Follow our Facebook page for updates! They are an absolute game changer for me when it comes to stencils…stay tuned on that!
Here’s another quick line buster design for Halloween…a butterfly-like spider design! First, lay down a base of your favorite tiger split cake with a petal sponge. Then, add some quick webs with black and a round brush. Use a spider stencil too if you like! Finish it off with some white highlights and Vivid Gleam orange glitter cream!
Happy Tuesday! Since my team and I will be painting some fun feather designs to complement our owl bling this week at the MN State Fairgrounds, I thought I’d do a little tutorial on painting feathers! How do you use feathers in your designs? Please feel free to comment and share your own feather related designs and tips! Thanks so much for stopping by!
It’s Tuesday! Today I am frantically prepping to run my Glitter Glamper booth at the Kickoff to Summer event at the MN State Fairgrounds, so I decided to resurrect an old video! Check out this video for my tips to create a perfect Yin and Yang…they are much harder than they look and people often ask me how I paint them. Watch to see what I do!
Last week my website host was malfunctioning and I was not able to share my tip here on my blog, so below is last week’s tip. Unfortunately WordPress seems to let me down often, so if you check my blog again and find nothing on Tuesday at 10, be sure to check out my Facebook page as I’ve had the best luck so far getting my scheduled posts to show there! Thanks so much for watching!
Happy Tuesday! Since Star Wars Day is just a couple days away, this week I decided to incorporate a Death Star design into my tip! The death star is a perfect example to show how lighting and shadows change on a convex sphere, vs a concave dimple. Check out today’s video for a mini lighting & shadows lesson and a fun design to use this Thursday!
This week I came up with a fun idea for some headband balloons that I have been calling “head huggers!” These are SUPER easy and fast to make, and there are SO many possibilities to mix them up with different characters! I put together a little tutorial, and I can’t wait to see what YOU do to take this idea to the next level! Be sure to share your own creations…we love to see your work!
Since the standard heart shaped cat prints that so many twisters love to use have been hard to come by lately, I thought I’d try something different! The cat heads I used on my kitty head hugger I purchased on Amazon. They come with cardboard ears and a roll of glue dots. So for parties, what I did was cut apart pieces of the glue dot roll so I had short pieces with two dots each, stuck them in place on the ears, and then when I need to attach them at a gig, I can just peel off the backing and stick them on. I think they look pretty cute, and a great alternative to the heart shaped cats!
Today I was practicing some balloon twisting, and working on coming up with a few variations of a snail! The little orange one is just a single 160 balloon with a yellow scrap. The pink & yellow one uses two 260’s and one pink 160, while the bigger one with the chrome shell uses three 260’s and a white round!
It’s super useful to have multiple ways to make different things, not only for the ability to adjust your speed at an event, but to account for any variations in the supplies you may have packed!
It got me thinking of course of how we do this same thing with face painting. I can do a quick cheek art version of something, a more detailed half-face, or a full face, for many of my designs! So I thought I’d put together a little video of the amount of variety you can achieve JUST within the CHEEK ART category alone! Here I start with s super fast snail that is made up of one pounce of a dauber and three teardrops! I then go on to add a little more detail, stepping it up with google eyes, and finally with more shading and festival glitter! The variations are endless, but I hope you enjoy this little sampling of speedy snails!