Stationery - Chiswick

Face painting with Chiswick – Little Pirate.

Posted on 07 Jan 2015

Welcome to a fun little project! Chiswick has a huge range of face paints in their stable and this holiday season I got to try out the paint on a willing little helper. After what seemed like an eternity, we all settled on a Pirate theme and it could very well be the next party theme – who knows?pirate 1Here’s how we went about painting our little Pirate
Step 1 – Use a black eye liner pencil to draw guide lines of your design. Start adding colour to your design.
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Step 2 – Start with the dark colours and then add white details.
TIP: What I learned about the Chiswick paint paint brand, is that once the colours like red or black has dried, you can layer white on top of it without it bleeding – it dries perfectly.

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step 3 – The paint dries really quickly and perfectly matt – it saves a lot of time not having to wait for sections to dry before moving along.
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step 4 – Paint the Pirate’s eye patch carefully around the eyes area avoiding
contact with the inside of the eyes.
TIP: The paint causes no reactions or irritations around the eye areas or to the skin in general, which makes it perfectly safe for children (and adults).
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step 5 – The paint was not diluted at all with water as the consistency is perfect for a nice solid covering.
TIP: Avoid them pulling faces and talking while you are painting, this can cause cracking and flaking of the paint as it settles, but once it is dry, you will have no such issues at all once the design is completed.
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Step 6 – Perfect and easy to work with.
As for the cleaning part…well that’s a different story. You will need to give them a hand in cleaning off the designs, as a little elbow grease was needed from mom.
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I used the Face Paint kit as it includes small pots of paint with 5 different colours.
Perfect for at least 5 kids to have their faces painted and not easting any. I used normal paint brushes with soft bristles, and a clean brush for the white.

Face Paint Kit (yellow, green, blue, red, black, white) pa2000

Thank you to Jonathan for being such a good model, and mom Joelene for the actual painting!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.