Hello my name is Jennifer.
Today I will be demonstrating how to paint a skull on someone's face. This is a fun and easy look for Halloween parties and festivals.  The skull painting goes well with a skeleton costume but can be worn with whatever you like. The photo on the above right shows some other skulls I recently painted. I have been face painting for over ten years and am majoring in Art Education.

Feel free to watch my video if you need farther instruction. I hope you enjoy my tutorial.

Let's get started!

Here is a link if you want to purchase the costume worn by the model in my pictures.http://www.partycity.com/product/totally+skelebones+costume+adult.do

Step 1: Basic Supplies

You are going to need the following supplies:

1. Square Brushes : Small (#2),Medium(#4 or #6), Large (#12 or 14) Large brush is optional. You can get these at your local craft store such as Hobby Lobby or Micheal's. Any brand of brushes will do the trick.

2. Small Round Synthetic Sponge. You are going to need to cut or tear the sponge in half. This can be found in the ceramics section at most any craft store. It is also known as a round throwing sponge.

3. Paper Towel

4. Cup for Water.
5. Black and White
Water Based Face Paint. It is very important to get a good quality water based paint. It will make the process much easier. I am using Paradise make-up professional size by Mehron. I highly recommend this brand. It can be found at a Halloween supply shop or purchased on the web. http://www.mehron.com/Paradise_Makeup_Professional_p/800.htm
Great tutorial. I can't wait to see more!

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