Sep 28, 2021
We used to sell our own wonderful Rainbow Paint at Facepaint UK, and lots of you fell in love with it!
OK, so some people are had a bit of trouble, so here are some brief instructions along with some examples of what can be done with any 'split cake' paint.
Spray the sponge until it is evenly damp (not the paint!).
Pull the sponge slowly and firmly
along the length of the paint to load it. If it’s not evenly loaded, do it again, The sponge fits the paint box, so the colours should be in exactly
the same place. Don’t squeeze it or turn it round of course. The sponges illustrated here a slightly different from those supplied.
Now you can either use this to ‘swipe’ a rainbow or dab along where you want it. You might need to do both if you are going over the deeper contours of the face. If you are on a receding curve (convex surface) the red and/or purple may not come out completely. Either press more firmly, or tip the sponge to that side (the red or purple) and you can fill in the missing bits. You can also blend the edge with a new colour if you like.
PRESS - OR - SWIPE!
Now, when you’ve mastered that, next comes the interesting bits.
The line doesn’t have to be straight. You can bend and curve it as you wish. Play on your arm, but remember it is quite a sharply curved surface, your thigh might be better.
It doesn’t all have to be the same width. This is especially useful if you are painting say a butterfly where the stripes begin at the inside of the eye. Once the sponge is loaded, you can squeeze one side and make it a more triangular shape. You need to use the dabbing motion then slowly release as you move towards the outside. Or you can ‘rock’ the sponge to the ‘open’ side.
If you can’t manage this in a small space, try using part of one side of the sponge for the narrower area, and forgo having some of the colours all the way.
If it goes wrong, try blending with one of the colours, or pearlised white works well too!
If you need a 'mirrored' design, like a butterfly, load 2 sides of the sponge, you can do this easily by loading one side, turning to the next side and sweeping back the other way across the paint. Or just press quite firmly with the sharp edge (the right angled corder between one face and the other) facing downwards. Then use one side for painting the left side, and the other for the right.
Another trick is to use it through a stencil, you can cut your own, or get them from Facepaint UK. Lukily simple shapes work well!
Here is the new Pastel Rainbow Paint:
There are lots of ways to be inventive, these are just some pictures taken 'on the job' ! My rainbow paint often comes out when there are long queues, it is an impressive quicky once you have gained confidence in using it.
SIMPLE 3 MINUTE RAINBOW (PURPLE EDGE PAINTED WITH A BRUSH) RAINBOW DOG (AS REQUESTED!)
RAINBOW BUTTERFLIES CAN BE VERY DIFFERENT
RAINBOW MERMAID RAINBOW ALIEN - ALL BY REQUEST!
KAT SINCLAIR WITH HER UBIQUITOUS SELF-PAINT. SHE'S DEFINITELY GOT IT!
AND HERE IS WHAT SHE DID WITH IT ON PHIL RECENTLY!