Step-by-Step - 2010 Contest
By popular demand we are continuing our Step by Step contest. This is a perpetual contest due to its popularity and value to beginners. Once we fill up a page with ten step by step designs we automatically will open another round of this contest. We suggest you send in three to five photos along with a text description of each step. We will close this contest when we have ten different step by step designs. We allow a maximum of three entries per person for this contest.
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Contests ends when we have a total of 10 step-by-step entries.
|sponge base in light brown, light blue, light purple and blend in some darker purple.||
load a sponge mop with white and yellow and make body and head. Add arms and legs in white using a round brush.
|a flat brush and the leave arty cake, add holly and add red berries.||make eyes , nose and scarf and add black detail using a round brush.||add white highlights and some snow and snowflakes and Friggly, the wiggly snowman is complete!|
|Michele Triepels Landgraaf, Netherlands #10 link|
|Load up the sponge with pink. Pounce colour on to the forehead above the eye brows in a line and slightly raised in the centre. Dab colour onto the cheeks also.||
Using a No.4 round brush, paint starbursts onto the centre of each cheek. Paint teardrops in the centre of the forehead to create a flower petal shape. Going from the centre outwards, paint a swirl above the eyebrows.
|Above the centre petals, paint an upside- down heart. Paint 2 or 3 teardrops either side of the centre. On the outer edge of each eye, paint three teardrops or ‘lashes’ and from there connect to the centre with a series of dots underneath the eyes.||Finally, add glitter and lipstick to finish the look.|
Melanie Dawn North Vancouver, BC, Canada #9 link
|Using a number 3 round and white, outline the shape of Santa.||Use a number 3 round with flesh tone to fill in the face and with red to fill in the hat.||
Use black with a
fine round brush to create the face shapes and outline the rest of the
Add embellishments around him to your liking. This Santa is holding a candy cane and has snow falling around him.
|Whitney Myers El Paso, TX #8 link HONORABLE MENTION|
|Use a round #4 with yellow to outline the shape of the pumpkin above the eye and the flames below the eye. (adding lips is your preference)||Use a #4 round with neon orange to make abnormal dots throughout the design. Use a fine round with black to outline the pumpkin face and stump.||Use a fine round to add flame details to the bottom and fill in the rest of the pumpkin|
|Whitney Myers El Paso, TX #7 link|
|Use a number 6 round, outline the leaf shape with metallic yellow. (The lips are optional depending on who you are painting. Be sure to sanitize well.)||Using a fine round with burgandy, outline the leaf shape and use a dry flat brush to blend the edges into the yellow. (Same as step #1 with the lips.)||Use a fine round brush to create the veins in the the leaf as well as small details and the body.|
|Whitney Myers El Paso, TX #6 link|
|Load a 1/2 inch flat brush with multiple colors or using split cake, or Arty Cake. Colors with both dark and light colors work best. Make a semi circle for head.||Make semi circle upside down attach it to the head for the body.||Use a brush in a stamping motion to make the legs out from the body, once close to the body and twice to extend the leg toward the head.||Make similar stamping motions with the side of the brush for the back legs||
Add small dots in
different sizes or stripes for details, add fangs, eyes, hair on legs or
just let it be!
Optional this design is great and can be done in 30 seconds, but if more time is available use an angle brush and black eyeshadow to make it look 3D.
|Athena Stovall Stansbury Park, UT #5 link|
|Using your choice of a green/tan, cover the entire face and neck area. Remember, zombies are dead so they are not perfect. Then using a black or dark grey hollow out the eyes.||Next using the same color as the eyes accent the face. Hollow the cheek bones, temples, nostrils, and laugh creases.||Using different shades of red make a bruise on forhead and eye.||Then using purple and dark grey blend out the bruises.||
Finally, using a grey on a liner brush, have the person scrunch their face and accent everywhere it wrinkles. Example: lips, forhead, crows feet.
Note: To step this zombie up a notch you may add some gel blood to the wounds to create very realistic cuts and scrapes.
|Megan Klins Bartow, FL #4 link|
Using brown, make a circle for the head and an oval for the body making sure to overlap just a bit where they connect. Using pink, make half circles of the inside of ears.
|Using brown, make half circles outlining the pink for ears, then make circles for the paws and oval s for the feet making sure those overlap on the body too.||Take yellow and make a circle on the head for the nose and mouth area and an oval for the belly. Using black draw on the eyes, nose and mouth. Then outline the entire bear.|
|Marisa Burlingame Omaha, NE #3 HONORABLE MENTION|
Using a number 2 round brush, paint an oval for the body, and a smaller circle for the head, attach a smaller oval to the head for the nose. Connect the head to the body by painting a thick vertical line. Add four legs and a tail to the body. Paint 5 smaller circles for the paws and the puff!
|Load your brush with white for the fur. Paint random circles or squiggles on top of the body, the head, the paws and the puff.||With your brush loaded with black, add a dot for the eye, add a dot for the nose. Don't let your poodle run away! He needs a collar and a leash! Paint the collar on his neck and add a curly line for the leash. Wala! You have a poodle!|
|Jessica Young Wolfforth, TX #2 email HONORABLE MENTION|
|Start on the chisel edge and pull upwards on the diagonal. The outside corner of the brush is in the lead. Gradually apply pressure and continue pulling upwards, pivoting the outer corner of the brush to form the rounded back of the C shape. The inner corner of the brush moves only slightly. Gradually release pressure and continue to pivot the outer corner of the brush, pulling inward diagonally, connecting to the starting point. This forms one of the top wings, repeat for the second top wing.||
Now you are ready for the bottom two wings. You are going to repeat the same steps to create the bottom wings, as you did the top wings except you are going to flip your strokes upside down, still using the closed C stroke. A closed C stroke is a teardrop shape with very soft blending because of the rainbow loaded brush. Remember that a closed C stroke does not have a hole in the center.
|You are now ready to add the body of the butterfly. Load a round brush with black. Start at the top of the head of the butterfly. Touch the tip of the brush to the surface, apply pressure to allow the bristles to open up, stand up on the tip of the brush. This will form the head. Do not remove the brush from the surface. Apply pressure again and pull down to create the body, gradually release pressure until you have a thin line for the tail of the body. Lift you brush straight up from the design. Add the antennas' above the head. Left antenna, swirl to the right. Right antenna, swirl to the left.||Adding detail. Imagine that each wing is separated into three parts, this will help you keep your design symmetrical. Load your black brush and start your outline work. Follow the outside curve of the wing, at each third of the design, stop your line and pull your stroke into the inside of the wing, lift your brush and place it back onto the outside line. Repeat the same steps until you have gone around all four wings. Repeat the same steps on the inside of each of the four wings. Direct all the stopping lines to center point of the body. Add small white dots, in a random pattern around the outer edge of all four wings. Add glitter for a sparkling effect.|
|Gina Newsum Battle Creek, MI #1 email|