Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Step-by-step Sea Dragon Face Painting - by Bethany McLean!


Hey Guys! 
It feels so good to post again! 
We are excited to start this new tradition of step-by-step blog post of face art created by our friends, colleagues and customers! We are so excited for the opportunity to feature your art!

The following Octopus design was created by Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean is an award-winning face painter and body artist, working professionally in the Atlanta area for 13+ years. Starting with children's parties and local events, she has grown her business into a full time career with her work appearing in numerous film and television shows. Her clientele includes Cartoon Network, the Georgia Aquarium, Smirnoff, Q100, 11Alive, The Weather Channel, AMC, Bacardi, 99X, and many more. She continues hone her skills, staying on top of pop culture, makeup trends, and new products to keep providing her clients the highest level of service. 


Step1: Using your favorite fire colors one stroke (pictured here is Global Mexico) and a 3/4" angle brush, make the scalloped edge for the frills on the head, then a hump shaped stroke that overlaps the frill for back of the head. Another smaller hump shaped stroke with the dark side facing away from the frill to make the nose. Make one long sweep starting at the bottom of the head that goes along the person's jaw and up beside their eye, turning the brush as you go. Add two leaflike shapes that are connected to form the tail. Extra fins go along the side wherever it best fits the person's face.








Step 2: Using white (Wolfe white pictured here) and a small round, add a teardrop shape for the eye, some white along the belly of the dragon, and a highlight on the fins and tail. Be sure not to overlap the bottom fin, so it stays "in front" of the rest. 







Step 3: Outline your design with black or a very dark red (Wolfe black shown here), separating the belly from the rest of the dragon and use small lines to make it look segmented. Add lines radiating from the narrowest points of the fin and tail, and from the points on the frill. An angled eyebrow gives it a fierce look.





Step 4: For that wow factor, add scales to the length of the body. You can do it by hand with a liner brush, making a series of M shaped rows, or use a scale stencil and a black or dark red paint. I really like BAM 1004-Lizard skin, because it's detailed enough to show the pattern even in a small space like this design.  A little extra highlight on the eye and brow, and he's ready for the ocean!




Sunday, April 22, 2018

Step-by-step Octopus Face Painting - by Bethany McLean!


Hey Guys! 
It feels so good to post again! 
We are excited to start this new tradition of step-by-step blog post of face art created by our friends, colleagues and customers! We are so excited for the opportunity to feature your art!

The following Octopus design was created by Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean is an award-winning face painter and body artist, working professionally in the Atlanta area for 13+ years. Starting with children's parties and local events, she has grown her business into a full time career with her work appearing in numerous film and television shows. Her clientele includes Cartoon Network, the Georgia Aquarium, Smirnoff, Q100, 11Alive, The Weather Channel, AMC, Bacardi, 99X, and many more. She continues hone her skills, staying on top of pop culture, makeup trends, and new products to keep providing her clients the highest level of service.





Step 1: Sponge your favorite blue/green or mermaid color rainbow cake on the eyes and across the bridge of the nose. 





 




Step 2: Use a blue/green one stroke (Global Taupo pictured here) with a 3/4" flat brush to make most of a circle for the head. Add two teardrop shaped strokes using a brush to either side of the head to make the eye ridges. Tilting the brush at an angle allows you to get a smaller width to make the legs. Remember to overlap them for more interest.



Step 3: Add white dots for the suction cups along the lighter side of the legs using a round brush, be careful not to cross over a leg that would be in front. Teardrops finish out the empty space and helps create the mask shape.


Step 4: Outline the body, eye ridges, and legs. Here I used Global dark blue. The top side of the legs is a straight line, and the bottom side of the legs is a scalloped line to give a more dimensional look. Also outline the teardrops to make them pop. I added lips to accent the design.

Step 5: Add the eyes. A white dot or two will give them a highlight. You can also use a face painting stencil to add additional bubbles and texture. Here I use Leah Selley's graffiti eyes and white Starblend. Powders work great with stencils!





We hope you enjoyed this step-by-step octopus design!  Check out Bethany's facebook page for more amazing artwork! 

If you have a specific design you would like to see please comment below and we will do our best to make it happen! 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 Winter Sale! Stock up and save!




























 

It’s that time of year again! Our fourth annual Winter Sale is here! 

Now is the time to stock up on all of your favorite glitter tattoos products at 50% off!!


Now, for the details… 


The following products will be 50% at checkout:

• Glitter Tattoo 3 layer stencils and stencil sets.
•  All cosmetic glitter: Poof bottles, Refill bottles, Glitter sets, and Bulk glitter (This sale excludes festival glitters)
• Body glue* - All sizes and applicators. *Body glue will be shipped at your own risk of freezing. 
We cannot replace frozen glue. Check your local weather!!!

The rules: Please read before placing your order. 


• Custom orders and kits are not eligible for this sale.

• Orders using the coupon code will not be able to take advantage of free shipping. 

• You MUST purchase shipping for your order to be fulfilled.

•  Due to the high volume of orders, please understand if your order doesn’t go out as quickly as it normally would.

• Offer expires on January 28th @ Midnight EST - No exceptions! (If you need to set an alarm to remind you please do so.)

• Sorry, we are unable to offer the discount when you shop in person at the store. This sale is for online orders only there is simply too much going on during such sale for us to be able to give you the proper service.

• If you have any questions about the sale, please contact info@artfactorystore.com before placing your order.  We will be happy help!

• You MUST use coupon code WINTERSALE18 to receive the discount (this offer is not available retroactively)

• Orders placed during this sale must be either shipped your way or picked up within 5 business days.
We cannot offer delivery during Kidvention the up coming conference in DC.

Enjoy It!
~ The art Factory!