Floral fairy crown tutorial

There is no end to the possible variations in fairy and princess masks available for a face painter, but it's fun to see new ideas and try them out, so I hope you enjoy this recent version I created for this model.


Kryvaline split cake Summer Sunset
White face paint (Wolfe)
Magenta face paint (Global)
Green face paint (TAG)
Liquid bling (gold)
Cosmetic grade glitter (iridescent white)
#4 round brush
Petal brush


Begin by sponging Kryvaline Summer Sunset around the eyes and also from the top center of the forehead.

Load your petal brush with white and then dip the tip in a deep magenta color. I used Global, which is a gorgeous deep pink I tend to use for almost all of my double dipped press petals (unless a child requests a different color). Place one flower right in the center of the forehead, and make a tiara of petals leading away from up it up toward the hair line. Also add flowers next to the eye with extra petals and a small ring of petals up at the top of the crown.

Add small green leaves with either your petal brush or the #4 round brush and TAG green.  

Use the #4 round brush to add details to the tiara such as the swirls and teardrops around the eyes. Sprinkle with iridescent white glitter as well. The iridescent glitters are best for face painting (as opposed to glitter tattoos, which use the opaque), because they allow the face paint underneath to show through.

Finally, fill the empty areas of the design with tiny starbursts and dots of white. Complete the design with liquid bling and enjoy!

Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services Elgin, Illinois, the NW Chicago suburbs, and northern Chicago, as well as the eastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by Facepaint.com to check out her other face painting blog posts and tutorials.

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