When a new split cake comes out, I love to see what it can do. Global Sri Lanka (metallic split) is no exception, and while kitty designs aren't my favorite to paint, they are popular with kids and thus are a standby on the board of every face painter and the perfect choice for a tutorial.
• Global Sri Lanka split cake
• Global dark purple
• Paradise white
• Wolfe white
• TAG green
• #5 round brush
• Flora petal brush #6
Begin by loading your sponge from the Global Sri Lanka split cake and sponging it on the face in the shape of a cat. Keep the lightest color in the center and over the eye area.
Load a new sponge with white (or a combination of white and a pearl white) and cover the area below the nose and above the upper lip.
Load your Flora #6 (or another petal brush) with white and dip the tip in dark purple. Add three press petal flowers to the design—one near an ear, one near the corner of an eye, and one on the cheek.
Load your #5 round brush with dark purple and outline your design as shown in the image. For the lip area, I used a lipstick palette with purple (and a disposable applicator), but some face painters may choose to use face paint instead.
Add purple dots coming down from the top of the head and from either side.
Finally, add some white highlights and starbursts to make the design pop. For glitter-lovers, you can sprinkle liberally with cosmetic-grade glitter!
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.