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Mandala inspired body art

Having spent the last couple of months painting mandalas on vinyl records, I’ve been inspired to introduce this style into my face painting doodles. I tend to paint my arms and legs when I’m at an event and it’s reeeeeally quiet! Here’s an arm and a leg I painted recently.

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I used the same colour combination on both designs as I just love this contrast! (Need to try with a different combo next time!) These are homemade one strokes with all TAG colours except Cameleon Bollywood pink.

Black, Purple, Bollywood pink, White and Teal, Light Green, White

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Rainbow butterfly face painting

Last Saturday I had a marathon face painting session at the University of Leicester, who were holding a fun day for the families of the Psychology and Medical Science departments. I painted for 5 hours non-stop & managed only a couple of photos, my favourite being this little cutie!

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Her lovely mum also sent me the photo below, which I absolutely adore! Love our smiles and love my jaunty banner put up for me by the friendliest, most accommodating event managers I’ve encountered 😁

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Such a lovely day, albeit incredibly busy, and the only food I ate for 5 hrs was some freshly made popcorn donated to me by one of the mums! Really lovely people all round, and really grateful to all the mums who kept telling their children to “stand back & give the lady some space” without any prompting from me!😍💜🌈

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Rainbow clown – from board to face!

A little while ago the designer of FAB wipeable boards kindly donated me some of her boards to play with! I wasn’t sure at first due to the texture obviously being different from skin, and the paint does take a long time to dry on them, but now I absolutely love them! They’re awesome for planning and creating new designs and an amazing tool for teaching face painting.

insta rainbow mandalaThis is one of my favourite designs I’ve ever done, albeit pretty simple! Loooove the rainbow colours and mandala inspired design, and loved it even more when I got to paint it on my beautiful pink-haired sister, with a colourful clown twist!

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Guess how much I love you? – Pregnancy bump painting

 Latest pregnancy bump painting 

Front cover illustration from “Guess How Much I Love You?” – bought as a gift by a lovely lady for her dear friend, inspiring me to now offer gift certificates! Coming soon 🙂

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Pregnancy bump painting is available in Leicester and in London – please email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com for more info!

If you’re pregnant in London or Leicester and would like to celebrate your pregnancy bump in a truly unique and creative way, please get in touch  Or if you have a pregnant friend, why not treat her to a super special pamper day with a twist!

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I work with each individual client to create something unique for them. Pregnancy bump art is a really personal and beautiful way to celebrate your pregnancy.

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On-the-job boys face painting!

I’m definitely more comfortable with pretty, frilly, flowery girly designs so always feel a little fear when a boy sits down requesting typical boys face paint ideas. Always looking to improve my superheroes, I’m still trying to develop my designs to ones I’m content and comfortable with. Copying characters however, is something I’m ok at so enjoyed doing this Pokemon/ Pikachu design recently, at a sweaty party on the hottest day of the year so far! This is a simplified version of Olga Murasev’s original design.

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My on-the-job tigers are always a challenge, as I’ve been so focused on immaculate line work that I sometimes forget about flow. When in doubt, always look to Mark Reid for tiger inspiration! Painted this absolutely adorable little tiger at the same party and he and I were both super happy with the result!

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I’m also always a little terrified when boys request a character I’ve never heard of and then produce their tiny little arm for me to replicate it on! So I was pretty pleased by my efforts today with “Ultra Sonic” on this kids arm. He bloody loved it!   Wish I’d got a closer picture  although this photo of the two brothers taken by their mum is just awesome!

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More mandala vinyl record art

Whilst I’m still editing photos from my first mandala to create my first slideshow/ video (exciting!) here is my second mandala vinyl, completed and in progress.

Hand-drawn/ hand-painted mandala 12″ vinyl record art. All totally free hand.

With the mandala painting I decided to experiment with one of my favourite colour palettes, even though it’s very different from my super bright garish colours! – delicious teal, mustard, and what I call “Berlin green”, as when I lived in Berlin this shade of green was EVERYWHERE!! The exact shades were really difficult to capture on camera as the real version is more vibrant than this. Here is the completed mandala:

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I draw the mandala totally free-hand with a light pencil and then paint it from the centre outwards. It’s a super relaxing process and I love watching it unfold into a kaleidoscopic pattern of delicious colour! A meditative and creative practise all in one

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I love photographing each stage and seeing it develop.

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My mandala vinyl record art is available to buy! Each vinyl is a truly original piece of art and will never be replicated! Prints will be available very soon on 12″ x 12″ paper.

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These mandala vinyl records are the perfect adornments for home bedrooms, yoga studios, yoga retreats, reiki rooms, bohemian cafes and so much more! If you’d like to buy some mandala vinyl record art please get in touch! Or if you’d like to stock my mandala vinyl record art in your quirky, bohemian shop, please let me know!

With love,

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A wet day in Whetstone…

Last week on a very very wet day in Whetstone, Leicester I painted at a big bank holiday pub event, alongside magicians, animals, bouncy castles and live music! The relentless rain did not deter the crowds and I was non-stop for 5 hrs, one of the busiest face painting events I’ve ever done! I managed to take a couple of photographs before it got manic, and I was sent the photos of me painting and me with the little rainbow girl by her lovely mum!

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Face painting in progress! After applying the rainbow base I work around the driest areas first with white tear drops, creating a butterfly shape.

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Voila! The finished face and a happy customer 🙂

Below are 2 more little cuties – a butterfly using TAG unicorn colour combo, and an Elsa-inspired design – both using one stroke. I just love these colours and their smiles!

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