- Let the face dry before applying the paint
- I used paste colours diluted in a tiny amount of water (don’t add too much water because it will dissolve the flower paste).
- Use a very fine brush.
- To keep the hand steady, place the base of your palm on the bench/table.
- First paint the irises so that they look as if covered slightly by the top eyelid or both eyelids. I used orange-brown (Dark Brown + Golden Yellow) first and then made a dark brown outline (Dark Brown). I used a damp (not wet) brush to blend both colours to make a gradual change of colours.
- Once the irises are painted on, paint the pupils on (black paste colour).
- If at any stage the colour starts to wipe off (even though you are applying more paint), leave the eyes to dry for some time.
- Try to be as precise as possible, but if it happens that the colour gets on the areas where you don’t want it to get - use a clean, damp (not wet) brush to ‘erase’ the paste colour off (try to do it right after you notice it; the longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the paint).
- When the pupils are dry, paint a tiny white dot on the edge of each pupil (light reflects).
- Use black colour to paint the outlines of the eyes (run the fine brush along the edges of the eyes).
- When painting the eyelashes on make sure that the brush is not too wet. Move the brush from the edge of the eye upwards.
- To make the eyebrows: first paint thin lines. Make sure they are positioned correctly. If they are - thicken them.
Don’t get discouraged if the face won’t look perfect the first time. Everything takes time :) After making a few faces you’ll get the hang of it! :)
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