AUSTRALIAN FACE PAINT DESIGN
This design is perfect for loads of occasions, including cultural celebrations, and other events. While it can look complicated, this guide will outline how to perfect this look with a little practice and a lot of fun. This look is fitting for both beginners and professional face painters looking for new ideas or inspiration, as this guide will outline how to recreate it, step by step, and with only a little practice and patience you will have the perfect Aussie flag, along with skills and techniques useful for other designs and face paint looks.
YOU WILL NEED
Before starting your Aussie face paint design, ensure you have all the necessary supplies.
A clean, well-lit workspace
A disposable surface to protect your workspace
A mirror for easy visibility
Smock or apron to protect your clothes
Disposable gloves for cleanliness
You're ready to begin when you’re sure you have all the necessary tools!
STEP ONE | WHITE OUTLINE
Using a round brush loaded with white paint, outline a rectangular flag shape on the face. Don't worry if it isn't perfect, it's just a rough outline.
STEP TWO | CROSS
Using a chisel brush loaded with red paint, create a cross on the upper corner of the white outline, and then create four straight lines from the cross's intersection. This creates the basis for the Union Jack.
STEP THREE | FILL IN BLUE
Using a sponge loaded with blue paint, fill in the area inside the white outline, avoiding the red cross. Create an edge at the white line by using an edge of the sponge and holding it tightly.
STEP FOUR | CROSS OUTLINE
Using a white chisel brush loaded with white paint, outline each line of the red cross with white, create the Southern Cross details.
STEP FIVE | BLUE DETAILS
Using a chisel brush loaded with blue paint, fill in the blank areas around the cross that weren't covered by the blue sponge. Use this brush to create a thin outline on the outer edge of the cross to make the outer edge of the flag.
STEP SIX | STENCIL
To create the stars, use the Derivan stencil, and place it onto the skin where you want a star.
STEP SEVEN | STARS
Use this stencil by placing it on the skin, and use a sponge or spouncer to dab white paint over the star shape on the stencil.
Create a star on the upper corner of the face next to the southern cross, and then create four more below the Southern Cross and one in the opposite corner to the Southern Cross. Use this photo as a guide for the placement of the stars.
Tips to make your next Aussie face paint design even better
There are plenty of ways to improve your next Aussie face paint design. For example, creating a sharper edge for the flag using a chisel brush can create a more finished look.
Practice your Australian face paint designs
As you can see, creating a Australian face paint design isn’t difficult, but it does take some practice. If you follow the tips and steps outlined in this guide, you’ll be a pro in no time. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to easily create cool Aussie face paint designs.