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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:19 am

It was a slow day at the fair so Emma and I played with some stencils that I bought (at Walmart) to add texture to masks. We made some arm bands (and a face design) that turned out cool. I'd actually seen someone on Facebook make armbands for her painters (and clients) at a zoo gig and I thought it was a fun idea.

So we put down the stencil and then added shadows or black, etc. to add to the effect. I thought they were cool...make me feel like Wonder Woman. My favorite is the alligator with the teeth fringe.

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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:24 am

Very cool!
What a great idea. I love it!
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:40 am

great!..I'm so jealous that you could just buy these stencils at walmart! I haven't found any dtore that has those kind of stencils..I have bought some from a facepaintingwebshop in the Netherlands..but they only sell a few patterns
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Post by Fabtastic on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:48 am

Those are awesome! Were they in the scrapbooking/crafts section?

I just got the fairy stencil that Snaz offers and I'm looking forward to using it. I've been playing with it and I think I can make it work for superfast single eye/cheek designs that little girls will love.
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:47 am

I picked those stencils up last week. Such a great deal! I was going to buy the animal prints online for way more then the whole set at Walmart! Ack! affraid
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Post by Taradoodles on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:06 am

oh they look fantastic! its sending me to walmart, and I havent been to one to over a year! lol

i LOVE thoes bands! perfect for my little 2-3 yr olds to! yahoo!! quick for sqirmers
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Post by Pilareta on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:21 am

michellesfantasyfaces wrote:great!..I'm so jealous that you could just buy these stencils at walmart! I haven't found any dtore that has those kind of stencils..I have bought some from a facepaintingwebshop in the Netherlands..but they only sell a few patterns

Same here! In Spain is very difficult to find a store where buying good tools for FBP. I always have to buy them from websites... Mad
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:09 pm

For that big of armbands I did have to move the stencil 3 times so if you want to make it quick, match the band to the stencil size so you only have to move it once.

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Post by DiamondDrea on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:53 pm

Wow thats awesome, im on my way to walmart now to go pick some stencils up
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Post by debranewmanart on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:04 pm

That's awsome! You're awsome! Thank you.
How long does it take you to complete one ?
I have 2 big gigs coming up and this might be a great way to handle a lot of people. I also like it because I really enjoy body painting more than face painting.

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Post by helena on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:33 pm

Nice!

I like the giraffe one the best Smile

Very cool idea!
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Post by Griffinblue on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Love it!! I'm going to have to go grab them!
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:26 pm

are they cheap? would it be possible to pick up a set for me? i could pay through paypal..
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:45 pm

I think they would be quick if you planned the size so that you only had to move the stencil once. The pattern is 3" x 3.5" inches so if you made the cuff 3.5 inches high you could wrap it around the arm by moving it once. I also went only half-way around the arm.

It would be quick (like the giraffe one) with only two colors and no details other than the band. If you wanted to beef up the band, you could use a 3/4 inch brush and THEN add the fringe detail.

My daughter did the face with white as the base and then sponged with rainbow. It looks like the color is peeking through and you can't see it but there was liquid bling at the center of each flower. That would make a cool armband too.

I think the stencil set was only about $2.00...I'll have to check my receipt. I'll do another one and time it.

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Post by Denise Cold on Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:42 am

I did the cuff on the left in 3 minutes with the stencil and making it just high enough for the stencil. I used a 3/4 brush to make the band & also the fringe by tamping the bristles on end. I did the freehand one on the right in 2.5 minutes with the 3/4 brush but the pattern obviously isn't as nice.

I worry about how messy the stencil would get when you had to do band after band. I wonder if the time savings wouldn't be lost with cleanup. Has anyone else worked with non-airbrushing stencils?

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Post by helena on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:38 am

Do you tape the stencil down before working on it, or do you hold it down with one hand whilst applying the paint with the other? Is it thin material so it bends easily around the shape of the arm?

I've got some 'border' stencils and they're so thick I think I'd need two hands to just keep them in place.

Ya know, the one you freehanded does look almost as good as the stencil one... maybe just keeping the idea of a 'sleeve' but doing it freehanded is the way to go?


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Post by rosie t clown on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:28 am

How fun Very Happy
A new idea is born cheers
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Post by Denise Cold on Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:24 pm

Helena,
I had to move my fingers with the stencil. It does bend around the arm but because of the uneven-ness of the arm it would leave too many gaps if I didn't "follow" the stencil with my fingers...a lot like Donna Nowack shows on her stencil eyes videos. Of course with the smaller stencils it's not that hard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3R79mML9hI

I think the biggest trick to using the stencils (it would be hard to free hand alligator skin...but I'll try it) is just waiting for the basecoat to dry so the stencil doesn't get messy underneath. I think it would be good to get all of the zebras together and make the patches and let it dry and then go back to the first and stencil. I tried making the band and tassels while the white dried and it worked pretty well actually...you just have to be careful and deliberate when you go back to stencil.

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Post by debranewmanart on Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:57 pm

OK, I am officialy jealous...I've been to 3 Walmarts...Joanne's...and Micheal's...no stencils even close to yours...I'm bummed Crying or Very sad

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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:07 pm

http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?sku=56/37&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&cm_mmc=bv-_-56/37-_-56/37-_-56/37

These are actually bigger than the ones I have and square so they would wrap around an arm easier without the pick-up and moving. There are a couple that would make good lizzard/gator with the right colors.

I think I might have to order these.

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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:33 pm

Shipping is $6.99. Would be okay if I was ordering other items but I can't really justify it for something they should send in an envelope and only cost $5.00.

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Post by Taradoodles on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:34 pm

Oh I will order them to! great idea and thanks for finding them! I have a gift card for them that will expire soon, perfect timing! thanks so much Denise!
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Post by Taradoodles on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:35 pm

another free shipping event will be coming up soon!! I get free shipping right now (from my last order) but I know its coming....oo hang on!
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Post by Taradoodles on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:36 pm

The extra coupon I have is for free shipping over $75. sorry! This is where I get my self adhesive stickers to. I love stickers, LB is starting to do so many crafts from here now.
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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:40 pm

I love OT...especially when my kids were smaller. I would order stuff for Halloween instead of candy like pencils, etc.

I just bought a bunch of jewels from Joann's because they were 40% off and I had an additional 20% off.

Sigh...

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