If you have one of my people tutorials and you want the face to be more detailed you can PAINT the eyes, eyebrows and lips on instead of using sugarpaste/flower paste. Below you’ll find a few TIPS.

1.

  • 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! :)

For those of you who are interested in buying the tutorials, they are available in my Etsy shop :)