Zombie Unicorn

This year, for the first time since I started face painting about 8 yrs ago, I’m missing Halloween, and I’m actually pretty happy about it! (Ssssshhh, a face painter who doesn’t like Halloween!!?) To be honest, I love all the pretty, frilly girly stuff and abhor the gore! All those cuts and bruises and blood and special FX wounds – not for me! This year I’ll be taking a break in sunny Portugal with my partner and step son and I can’t wait 😍

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I have a few Halloween themed face painting events prior to Halloween itself however, so I thought I’d get in the mood and get my paints out. I wanted to create something fun and colourful, with only a smattering of blood! And as unicorns are ALL THE RAGE these days, I figured I’d mix it up.

Unicorns have always been my nemesis – getting their head shape correct has always driven the perfectionist in me crazy! And so I persist. And persist. And persist. I painted this little angelic green unicorn on my leg today, taking a few photos to illustrate the step by step method. Once completed, I said goodbye to her cute little face and zombified the unicorn!

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Below is my step-by-step zombie unicorn face paint. I used TAG lime green and metallic green for the head and neck, Cameleon Bollywood pink for the hair, splattered TAG red for the blood and outlined in Diamond FX black.

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What shall I paint next? I’m thinking lots of Halloween pumpkins with different faces/ different guises. Let me know your ideas!

Look forward to hearing from you ❤livi signature

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Face painting lessons | Not just for grown-ups!

Not only do I teach grown-ups to face paint, I have also started teaching children to face paint! We work through most of the same skills I teach in my adult workshops, but at a much slower pace and in shorter classes.

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My first child student booked in last week (well, her mum booked her in!) and I’m not sure who was more excited, her or me! She rocked up in a pink tutu clutching a pink glittery notebook to make notes – a true dedicated student!

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For our first class we used this template to illustrate the beauty and versatility of tear drops. Our aims were to achieve a beautiful rainbow butterfly and some daisies.

My experience has been that once you can paint a tear drop, anything is possible! For this reason, painting the perfect tear drop is one of my top tips for the fundamentals of face painting. We practised tear drops on our arms to nail the technique, and this little girl’s tear drops were ON POINT! I was gobsmacked.

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It can be pretty tricky to achieve – my adult students often exclaiming “This is so much harder than it looks!!” – so sometimes I’ll guide my students’ hand so they can commit the motion to muscle memory. It seems to work!

I then re-painted the face painting practise board to demo how the butterfly is created, and also a little arm butterfly to show how it’s done on skin. This also allows the child to go home with a piece of Livi Lollipop art, which they love 😍

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Child face painting lessons are typically one hour long and I suggest a minimum of 4-6 sessions to understand all the basics. It is then entirely up to you and your child if the lessons continue! Face painting teaching is done at my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester, mainly after school.

If you’d like to learn more about face painting lessons in Leicester for you or your child, please get in touch! Drop me a mail at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!livi signature

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Taster | Fundamentals of Face Painting!

Good afternoon! After a chat with a friend recently about my face painting training, I’ve decided to have a little re-jig of how I structure the lessons. The aim is to make the classes more accessible for more people – financially and creatively!

I am now offering a Taster session – ‘The Fundamentals of Face painting’ – for those of you brand new to face painting or for people who just want to try out a new fun creative activity!

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This session is one hour long and can be taught 1-2-1 or in small groups of up to 4 people. The focus will be on tear drops, swirls and dots –  of which most face painting designs are comprised – and we’ll put these into practise using a butterfly and spiderman designs!

My taster session can then be followed up with an intermediate class – entitled ‘Tiger’ – where we’ll look at achieving the perfect tiger stripe! We’ll also look at ‘double dipping’ (how to create two tone petals) and start to utilise ‘one stroke’ painting. To contextualise your new skills we’ll create a Tiger face and a princess.face painting lesson 2 no price

In addition to these two sessions, I will then be offering a 2 x 2 hour ‘one stroke’ painting class! You will learn what brushes to use, how to load them, and how to create flowers, leaves and fantasy creatures!

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The first part of this face painting class will look at one stroke flowers and one stroke leaves, which can be used to create beautiful eye designs and arm art. You’ll then have a choice of what you’d like to create: unicorn, dolphin, snake and dinosaur.

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Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! I look forward to hearing from you. livilollipopfairy@gmail.comlivi signature

 

 

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Face painting course | Leicester

Want to learn how to face paint? I can help!

Whether you’re a total beginner or starting out professionally, I can help you nail the fundamentals of face painting and increase your confidence at the same time, all in a totally fun, safe, non-judgmental environment!

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Demo tiger with alternative muzzle options!

I’ll show you how to create the perfect teardrop, something that took me years of practise! And once the teardrop is mastered, the world of face painting is your oyster. Nearly all designs, particularly butterflies and princesses, are comprised of tear drops.

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Teal teardrop princess demo

We’ll also cover double dipping, line work and one stroke painting – all integral for face painting and for making your designs pop!

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Double dipping and one stroke painting demo

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Half face designs

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Festival face painting

Face painting training can be done 1-2-1 or in small groups of 2, 3 or 4 people. I teach mainly at my home in Leicester but I am happy to come to you if there’s more than 4 people and we can create a one off workshop! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask: livilollipopfairy@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you 😘livi signature

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1-2-1 Face painting training | Leicester

As summer draws to a close 😢 I’m upping my face painting teaching and I can’t wait! Taught a wonderful lady last week and have a bunch more clients booked in for the Autumn!

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Demo princess face

In my sessions we cover all the basics – line work and brush technique eg. tear drops, double dipping, tiger stripes and also one stroke painting. We then apply what the client has learned to actual designs: princess crowns, butterflies, tigers, spiderman, hulk etc etc and watch their new skills come alive! I can tailor my sessions to what my client is looking to learn.

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My ‘tear drop’ demo – the fundamentals of face painting!!

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My client painting tear drops for the first time!

Training can either be done on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups of 2, 3 or 4 to make it more affordable for hobbyists. Sessions are done in my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester on weekdays.

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Swirls and twirls for the perfect princess!

Clients leave the session feeling more confident and more inspired. I always take photos during the classes of our work and email these afterwards, along with a list of suggested kit items and recommended brands.

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Example fairy face & the one stroke paints to achieve it!

If you’re interested in my 1-2-1 face painting training sessions, or would prefer a small group face painting class, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Happy to answer all your questions and queries. Please email me at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com.

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Unicorns & rainbows!

I have literally always struggled with my unicorns, the perfectionist in me never happy with their double chins and wonky eyes! Recently, however, with a little bit more practise and perseverance and using one stroke technique for the faces as well as the hair, I’ve painted a lot more that I’m actually happy with!

Here are two ecstatic little girls from a recent unicorn themed birthday party…

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Face painting training – 1-2-1 in Leicester

It’s been a while! I’ve been busy busy painting things that don’t wash off and shifting my focus to teaching face painting.

Training ladies to face paint is something I love doing! We work on a 1-2-1 basis from my home in Clarendon Park, Leicester and concentrate mainly on brush technique and one stroke painting. In my sessions we cover tear drops, double dipping, tiger stripes, one stroke flowers and princess crowns, butterflies, tigers, spiderman, hulk etc etc I can tailor my sessions to what my client is looking to learn.

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Client learning ‘double dipping’ for the first time!

There’s nothing more heart-warming than seeing someone who has never really painted before suddenly be able to produce a one stroke flower and perfect tear drops!

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Demo faces by me on FAB wipeable boards + homemade one strokes!

Clients leave the session feeling more confident and more inspired. I always take photos during the classes of our work and email these afterwards, along with a list of suggested kit items and recommended brands.

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Demo one stroke flowers on my arm

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Example skeleton pirate face

If you’re interested in my 1-2-1 face painting training sessions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Happy to answer all your questions and queries. Please email me at livilollipopfairy@gmail.com.

Happy painting!

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