Candle Design Step by Step
Hi Guys! I hope you are all well and enjoying the festive season! It’s been a bit crazy here at Kate’s Faces HQ with all the Christmas parties, school nativities, corporate events, charity do’s and then the usual Birthday parties to squeeze in between!
If like me you’ve painted a thousand reindeers, three million snowmen and five hundred Santa’s and you fancy a little something different to offer your clients you’ll hopefully enjoy this quick and easy candle design. You can use any colour one stroke for the candles (I used purple to symbolise an advent wreath) and obviously change up the colours completely should you wish. The lovely Tracy Keers from The Face Painting Shop made up this fancy graphic showing the main products and brushes I used to create the design, but there are a couple of extras, links to which can be found underneath this blog. I hope you find this breakdown of this design helpful – please do let me know if there are any other designs that you may like to see live tutorials of, or step-by-steps. And I’d love to see your interpretations of this so do pop them up on to The Face Painting Shop’s Facebook Page!
Paint three different height candles in the centre of the forehead (things look good in 3’s or 5’s!) – using any one stroke you wish but using one with a light edge and a dark edge will help create the depth and shadow you want for these candles.
Using Tag Leaf and your #Pinktip ¾ Angle Brush, add holly leaves and fir branches around the candles and the eyes.
Add swirls and holly berries as you like in the gorgeous new colour ‘Valentine’ from Superstar.
Add your flames, and then highlight the leaves and the candles (I like my TFPS liner brush for highlighting). Add some starbursts to make it look ‘twinkly’! Paint the lips red.
Glitter!! I used chunky glitter in champagne from TFPS which is the perfect light, shimmery gold for so many designs and finished this design off beautifully. I used Ben Nye Glitter Glue to adhere it to the skin.
And here is the finished look! When I actually painted my beautiful model Phoebe, I felt it needed something a little extra so I added some Proline Dupe Pigment in Copperline – I put this on dry using my small #pinktip blender brush and it makes THE MOST gorgeous eyeshadow. You can also use these wet for linework, or for face or body painting – when used wet they are like liquid metal.