|Ideas for SNAZAROO glitter powders, glitter gels, sparkle and metallic colours. Contributed by Val Lampkin|
SNAZAROO offers a full line of glitter gels, loose glitter, translucent powder, sparkle and metallic colors as well as the new "electric" line of colors. This page was designed by Val Lampkin to give you some ideas of how to use these products. All of these products can be applied directly to the skin or on top of an area that has already been painted. The sparkle, metallic and electric colors come in cake form just like the "normal" SNAZAROO face painting. They apply very similar to the other colors. They tend to be less opaque but they offer a distinct pearl, shiny or metallic appearance. These colors can be applied with a sponge or brush in the same manner as the normal colors.
The translucent powders offer an even more dramatic pearl look. The translucent powder colors can be applied with a brush, sponge, your finger or best by using one of the SNAZAROO dual tipped cosmetic applicators (sells for only $.35 each). You can also mix the translucent powders in your cake make-up for a more dramatic effect.
The glitter gels can be applied best with a brush. They can be thinned to your liking by mixing in water. If you are applying the gels over the top of the area that has already been painted you need to "dab" it on as to not remove the painted surface.
The loose glitter can be applied with your finger, brush or cosmetic applicator. It will always add some pizzazz to your painted face.
Last but not least you can add the SNAZAROO peel and stick gems or wiggly eyes. Look at http://www.snazaroo.com/Mar01/gems.htm for some clever ideas.
|Glitter powders come in blue, green, lilac, orange, yellow, white, turquoise, pink, gold and silver. These can be applied with a sponge, dry brush, or wet brush for different effects. Very versatile. To use these I decant them into a stacking bead type container. The sides are high enough to stop the wind, and I just transfer as much as I need, popping lid on when finished. My sponge fits easily into those. Glitter gels come in gold, silver, black, blue, green, multi coloured, silver/pink, silver/turquoise, purple, red, gold dust, orange, pink, and turquoise. Sparkle colours blend easily and have a lovely soft sheen. Available in red, turquoise, blue, pink, yellow, green, pastel green, white, lilac, and orange. Great with sponge and brush. Metallics in gold, silver, copper and gun metal grey.|
|This robot gets the metallic effect from silver paint, sponged over with silver powder.You can have fun with this one, make it as gruesome as you like.|
|This shows the range of colours of sparkle paint. .How well they blend, and the sheen of the paint. They make an excellent base for others colours. No colour bleeding. Glitter added.||Make a base of pretty sparkle colours.Then take your wet brush for a walk with glitter powders. Blend as you go. Add detail in gold .||A base of sparkle white and turquoise was done. This allows the white of the coach to stand out well, no coverage problems. Crystal glitter added for effect.|
|The bright colours of this face are softened by stippling over gold. For the flowers the brush was loaded with purple, then placed flat into silver powder. Then the brush is placed flat on the face, to leave a petal "print". Purple glitter gel is added to the flowers, giving a dazzling flash across the face.|
|A base of gold and sparkle green was made. Blend well. With copper and sparkle orange create leaves round eyes. With standard colours create flowers and add leaves painted with a wet brush and green powder. Orange glitter to finish.|
|Pretty standard colours chosen for the base, castle painted on last. Blend well using pink powder for effect. A trail of silver glitter was added, and purple glitter gel added to the castle roof tops. Magic.|
|Standard green and turquoise form the base. Green and turquoise glitter powders are used to shade and blend, giving the skin an "unearthly" sheen. Gold paint is stippled over to give texture.|
|Silver powder was sponged over this face to give moonshine. Touches of lilac and orange also used.|
|White powder sponged over the standard white base gives a flawless finish that looks great. Blue glitter gel added to highlight the tears.|
|Sparkle red and orange are blended around the arm. Dusted over with gold powder while still damp. Design added in dark green.|
|Silver and copper metallic paint gives this traditional design an authentic look. Outlined in black.|
|Standard bright pink and purple were used to make the wings of this butterfly. Yellow powder added by sponge when blending. Sparkle pink on lips. Crystal glitter to finish. It gives sparkle without being overpowering|
|Sparkle colours make a softer base for younger children. Here is a tiger cub painted, and finished with orange glitter. Pretty cats can be painted in all different sparkle colours and little girls love them.||Painted in sparkle colours, with powders added to sky for effect. Gold paint makes the sun and the lip colour. Remove the paint under the sun with a wet brush to give clear gold effect. Finish with glitter.|
|Sparkle white makes the base. Silver blended in to shade. Standard colours used to complete, and a splash of silver glitter is the final touch.|
|Sun and Moon|
|Gold powder was sponged over yellow paint and glitter gels added to give this very strong, rich effect,|
|Silver and gold paint used to create the sun and moon. Sponged over with gold and silver powder. Orange and blue sparkle paint for definition.|
|A simple face made special with a splash of red glitter on the roses. Sparkle red is the blusher.|
|Pink, yellow and turquoise powders form the base. Sparkle blue makes the ribbon. Glitter added to finish.|
|Sparkle blue and turquoise forms the base here. Glitter makes a great accent.|
|Sparkle white and pink form the base. Sparkle purple used for line work. Crystal glitter is the final touch.|
|Gold glitter gives a spark to the fire.|
|Adding glitter between the flowers gives sparkle without loosing the definition of the painting.|
|This pretty bracelet was painted on a very young child, with sparkle colours, and a splash of glitter to make the flower centers. Young children love the sparkle.|
|All of the above images were
created by Val Lampkin, of Tamsyn's Face painting. Based on the East Coast of Scotland.
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