Monday, 5 August 2013
Jessie was keen to kick us off with a tiger. I began by painting the middle of her face yellow using the free sponge that came with the pack.
It is important to get the sponge and paint a little wet, but if you over do the water then the paint is too thin and can drip down the face.
The pack didn't come with orange so using the sponge I mixed yellow and red to make an orange that I sponged onto the rest of her face.
I used the tops of Jessie's eyebrows to mark the bottom of the tiger's eyebrows meaning that they were straight on her face.
I find it much easier to get things symmetrical if I paint the left side of the face first. I am right handed so it means I can see the side I have just painted and mirror it on the other side. You will need to reverse this if you are left handed.
The small dots above her mouth were done with the wrong end of the brush by dipping it into the paint and pressing it gently onto her face to get perfect little dots.
Here I have painted the whole of his face with the sponge in a green paint.
Jack jumped out at the other three kids who screamed so loudly I wondered what had happened. He was delighted to get this reaction and the four of them fell about laughing!
I think I aimed a little too high. I found a clear image on the internet and set about copying.
Firstly I drew the badge with a slightly dodgy liver bird. Then added the green ribbon.
He was happy with it though and left singing 'You'll never walk alone!"
I have used three colours on her face to begin. With the sponge I dap a small area on her cheek bones with pink, then dark green to her eye lids and light green/yellow above the eyebrows. Blending colours like the yellow and green are much easier if you use the sponge because you can just overlay one colour over another in a dabbing motion.
Now repeat these shapes on the right side of her face copying the lines you made on the left. If you are left handed do the right side first then the left.
We had a smashing afternoon doing this, and then the children thought it would be even more fun to paint my face. I gave the four of them 10 minutes each to paint a section of my face, and before I knew it they had covered me with a beautiful selection of flowers, beards, words!
I have just tucked them into bed, very thankful to God for the gift of four amazing kids.