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Spring Floral Neck Design Tutorial

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  • 2016-04-14CA-SpringFlowersNeckStepFinalC-WDuring the summer months, it’s common for women and teen girls to request designs which are on their neck, arms, legs, or ankles rather than on the face. [..]

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    Big Nose Buddy Christmas Series: Santa

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  • This jolly Big Nose Santa is sure to win the hearts of your Christmas party guests this year, so I wanted to get his tutorial up in plenty of time for you to practice the simple steps. 

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    Big Nose Buddy Christmas Series: Goofy Elf

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  • If you're looking for a mischievous elf design to wear to your Christmas events, here's one just for you. He's sure to make the kids in your chair smile at you. Or paint him on a party guest and let him bring Christmas cheer everywhere he goes at the event.

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    Big Nose Buddy Ocean Series: Dolphin Tutorial

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  • Dolphins are one of my most-requested designs at events, so Big Nose Buddies are back with a dolphin design for your underwater themed parties or for your aquatic fans.

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    Big Nose Buddies Fantasy Series: Ogre Tutorial

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  • The dragon isn't the only ornery critter people are concerned about in fantasies. There are plenty of other cantankerous creatures, such as today's grumpy, green ogre. If you'd rather have a happy ogre, just adjust the tilt of his eyebrows, and you'll give him a happy persona instead. 

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    Big Nose Buddies Fantasy Series: Comical Jester Tutorial

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  • I suppose one of the most popular characters in the castle would have been the jester, whose antics were intended take one's mind off possible fates such as being eaten by a dragon or run through with a lance. People haven't changed much over the years, and we still like to laugh, so I hope this comical jester brings smiles to your future parties.

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    Big Nose Buddies Fantasy Series: Brave Knight Tutorial

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  • In days of old, if you had a princess and a dragon, you certainly needed a brave knight as well. In this case, our knight looks fairly brave, although I suppose there were plenty of knights who were scared stiff in the medieval times. (Who wouldn't be, going up against an occasional fire-breathing dragon?)

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    Big Nose Buddies Fantasy Series: Dragon Tutorial

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  • For our second tutorial in the fantasy series of Big Nose Buddies, we'll be doing a cute dragon design. Dragons are always a popular option on the board, but sometimes I become tired of painting the same one over and over. If you feel the same way, change it out with this fresh design using a small split cake of whatever color you prefer. 

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    Big nose buddies fantasy series: princess tutorial

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  • In the land of big nose buddies, everyone has a big nose—even the princess. But that's okay, because it makes her extra fun to face paint. 

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    Floral fairy crown tutorial

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  • 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.

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    Big Nose Buddies Farm Series: Kitty Cat

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    We had cats on our farm (although most of ours were either white, grey, or black and we were always hoping for an orange one), so this orange kitty will fit in perfectly for this month's farm series animals.

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    Big Nose Buddies farm series: the sheep dog

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  • Dogs are known for their big, snuffly noses, so I thought a sheep dog would be a perfect subject for this week's Big Nose Buddy. This design reminds me a little of the Shaggy D.A.

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