Bad Ass Mini 1311 - Face Painting Stencil - Splatter Dots
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What are the Dimensions of this Bad Ass BAMS Face Painting Stencil?
These face painting stencils created by Andrea O'Donnell are approximately 3" by 5" and are made with 7mil (0.007 inches) thick Mylar.
What is this Splatter Dots BAMS Face Painting Stencil Best For?
This Splatter Dots stencil by Bad Ass is a great face painting stencil to add a fun and flowing splatter texture to your graffiti inspired designs and make them stand out. BAM Stencils are the ultimate face and body art tool. These small face painting stencils are designed to fit around the face and will allow you to create amazing looking designs with little effort on your end. Use them on the forehead between the eyebrows as center pieces for your designs or right by the corner of the eyes to decorate the side of the face, you can even use them over the eye lid to create a cool pattern on the eye area. When using patterns, you can move the stencil around to cover all of the desired area, you can cover a full face with them if you keep on moving the stencil! The flexible material and rounded shape allows the stencil to curve with the shape of the face and fit in any desired area without any inconvenience or the risk of poking someone’s eye.
How to Use BAMS Face Painting Stencils
Face and Body Art stencils require some practice to learn how to use them properly, but once you learn how to use them you can get through your face painting line much faster! You can use face painting stencils to create very simple designs by just stamping the design featured on the stencil, or you can use them to enhance more intricate face and body painting designs and add textures or more detailed work to your creations. Start with a clean stencil and make sure that the skin is nice and dry before you apply it, otherwise the face paint will look runny. Apply the BAM Stencil against the skin and hold it firmly using the tabs provided, your fingers should always be close to the area you are painting. Now is time to apply the face paint. The best option is to work with pressed powders as they won’t bleed under the stencil. Load a smoothie or velvet blender with some face painting powders (like Starblend) and tap over the stencil gently until you have covered the desired area. If you use a primer underneath, like glycerin, Vaseline or just regular face paint, the powders will stick better. If you rather work with water activated face paints, we strongly suggest using a glycerin based paint like Superstar or Paradise. Get your sponge slightly wet and work the paint into a creamy but almost dry consistency. You want to make sure to always work with the least amount of water possible to prevent the paint from bleeding under your face painting stencil. Test the paint on the surface of your hand to make sure it isn’t too wet, and then tap over the surface of the stencil. Always move from the edges of the stencil into the design, so you are not pushing face paint under the stencil. Using face painting sponges with very small pores is best since they provide a more even coverage and they tend to hold less water. Some people also like to use kabuki style brushes with their stencils, just make sure the brush has a very thin load of paint and it is fairly dry. If you need to cover a larger area of the face or body you can gently move your stencil as you paint, making sure not to lay the stencil over a freshly painted area, so not to smudge the design underneath. Once it is time to remove the face paint stencil, let go of one of the sides, and with your free hand pick the stencil and move it away from the face, making sure not to drag the stencil against the freshly painted area to prevent smudging. Before you use that stencil again, make sure to clean it and let it dry so it doesn’t ruin your next design. Before your first event using stencils make sure to practice painting with them a few times. You will see how quickly you can learn and start getting creative with them.
How to Store my BAMS Face Painting Stencils?
All face and body art stencils are delicate tools and require lots of care to make sure you can use them for years to come. Before storing them make sure they are dry and clean. Put the stencil under a gentle stream of water and then use a clean towel to softly wipe the surface of the stencil on both sides. Use gentle movements, so not to bend any parts of the stencil. You can remove stubborn stains with some soap. Pat the stencils dry using a towel and put them away. Many professional face painters store them using a snap ring and putting them in an area of their kit where they won’t get damaged. You can store them inside a little case, or you can use a photo album or trading cards album to separate them and make them easier to find. Many artists stick tiny pieces of Velcro on one tab and let them hang from a Velcro strip in their kit, or use the holes to hang them on a peg/pin board. Do what works for you but keep in mind that stencils are fragile and need to be protected.
What Else Should I know about BAM Stencils?
BAMS Face Painting Stencils are manufactured in the USA and each pattern is designed by hand by Andrea O’Donnell from Bad Ass Stencils. All of the designs featured are original and are copy righted by Bad Ass Stencils. The stencils come packed inside a thin plastic bag with a thin paper insert. You can learn more about how to use, care and store your face painting stencils on our Face Painting with Stencils - Instructions and Best Stencils Guide blog post.