Quick and Easy Step by Step Face Painting | Butterfly
Follow these easy steps below to learn how to face paint a butterfly in no time. Anna Wilinski has created these Quick & Easy Face Paint Guides so that beginner face painters can follow them at home and practice new and exciting face painting designs.
First time getting into face painting? No worries, check our How to Activate Face Paint blog post for an in depth explanation on how to load your tools and get the proper consistency for your paint.
Step 1 of your Butterfly
Pick up your Sparkling Faces practice board and a face painting sponge and load it with a rainbow cake. Anna used Fusion Body Art Summer Sunrise but you can use any rainbow cake you have at home already. Stamp your sponge under the eye at a 45 degree angle making sure you don't go beyond the cheekbone. You won't be able to press the entire sponge so pick one end of the sponge with your fingers and press the rest.
Not sure how to use a face painting Sponge? Don't worry! Check our How to Use a Face Painting Sponge blog for a more in depth explanation.
Now stamp your sponge above the eye also at a 45 degree angle. On the outer edges stamp a shorter print and on the inside stamp a longer print to create that staggered effect.
Step 2 of your Butterfly
Pick up a round face painting brush, Anna used our Bolt Brush Liner #2. Outline the edges of your butterfly wing making thin to thick strokes and shaping the sponged colors to create a simple by cute looking wing. Anna used Fusion Body Art Strong Black to create the outline.
Not sure how to do thin to thick lines? Don't worry! Check our Thick to Thin Face Painting Lines blog for a more in depth explanation.
Step 3 of your Butterfly
Outline the bottom wing using the same technique from step 2, but this time add 3 teardrops by the corner of each eye.
Not sure how to do teardrops? Don't worry! Check our How to Paint Teardrops blog for a more in depth explanation.
Step 4 of your Butterfly
Using a fairly dry sponge and some magenta face paint stamp a cute butterfly stencil right in the middle of the forehead to add a focus point to your design. Anna used our TAP Stencil #004 - Butterflies.
And this is it! You are now able to create a cute looking butterfly face painting design! Keep practicing until all of the steps come to you naturally without having to look at this guide. Don't forget to leave a comment if you like the post or if you have any questions and check the supplies used if you want to match the design created by Anna. Check the related posts below for other great face painting blog posts.