New and Improved!

Hello there lovely people!  Today I wanted to share a few new pictures with you that have just made it into my repertoire.  It’s not always easy to find little models to paint fancy designs on, but every once in a while I get lucky and find some adorable kids happy to be painted.  Other times, I’m working out new designs on my own mug, which don’t look nearly as cute in photos.  My cats are so used to seeing me in face paint it doesn’t even faze them!  Here are a few of my most recent designs… hopefully I’ll get to paint one of them on you soon!

Fantasy Cat Flutter Garden Ninja turtle

Introducing NEW WATER RESISTANT Face Paints!

Hello painty people!  I have some VERY EXCITING NEWS to share with you today!  I have just added a brand new product to my face painting arsenal, and it might be the coolest thing since sliced bread… Water Resistant Face Paints!  That’s right folks… I can now paint your face, and you can cannonball into a pool without any worry about ruining that beautiful design!  Don’t believe me?  Check out this video to see it in action!

This revolutionary new product will stay put in water, but will wash off with liquid soap or baby oil, making clean up a breeze!  Check out these new designs specifically for the Hybrid paints…

Hungry Shark  Face Paint Baby Seahorse Face Paint Frozen Crown Face Paint Dolphins Face Paint Unicorn Face Paint Butterfly Face Paint King James Face Paint Flower necklace Peace Arm Butterfly Trails Face Paint Tribal dragon Face Paint IMG_1302

Snowflake Mask

Frozen Fascination!

Are your kids constantly singing “Let it Go”?  Is Olaf the new name of every stuffed animal in the house?  Have you been asked lately if you want to build a snowman?  If you know what I’m talking about then your kids are probably just as obsessed with Frozen as my step-daughter!  Well Elaborate Eyes is here to help!  Plan a Frozen themed party for those sing-songy kids and I’ll turn them into ice princesses and snow monsters!  They’ll be the envy of ever kid on the playground when they show their friends pictures of themselves painted “just like Elsa!”.  Check out my new Frozen face paintings, and call or email me to book your theme party!

Snowflake Mask Frozen Ice Crown Snow Monster Frozen Princess Crown Fancy Swirl Eye Frozen Butterfly Olaf Frozen Snow Monster photo-4

Brand Spankin New – #2

I’ve been able to check a few more designs off my master list this last week, and am happy to share them with you!  I only have about 55 more on my list… no seriously, I really do!

Rainbow Fairies Large Seahorse Olaf Butterfly Fiary Hummingbird

Brand Spankin’ New – #1

Happy Spring!  I’m coming up on my 4 year face painting anniversary, and while I have grown alot professionally and artistically over the years, I think it’s finally time to upgrade my designs and setup.  Over the next month or two I will be on a mission to get new designs in my book in time for the summer.  My current list of new things to paint is up to 63, but lord knows that number keeps going up!  So here is just the first set of updated and brand new designs I’ll be offering up to my clients… enjoy!

BRIGHT-LEOPARD New Flower Garden Minion Ninja Rabbit Bumble Bees Snake Seahorse

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Convention Paintings

Hello and happy 2014!  It’s been a slow beginning to the year for me painting wise, but I’ve now made up for that by spending the last 4 days at a Face Painting Convention!  Who knew face painters had conventions, right?  Well this was my third convention since I started painting in 2010 and they are super fun!  Exhausting, but also challenging and exciting.  The best thing about conventions is learning a whole new bag of tricks!  I now have alot of things to practice, as well as some great new designs.  I can’t wait to show you how it all turns out!

Here are the paintings I got to do at the convention.  I tried to challenge myself and try some new things out.  Hopefully these new skills turn into great new paintings to offer my clients!

What do you think?

My Dark Moon Man
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I learned some amazing new tricks with split cakes and bought some new colors… I can’t wait to turn this into a birthday party design!
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This was a challenge in a class… a Tiger Sugar Skull.  I LOVE how those colors pop!
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And this is for everyone who always asks how I paint myself… TA DA!  Here I am painting myself… no big mystery, it’s just me, a paint brush and a mirror.  :)
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Check out my Body Painting page to see the cool design I did for that!

A few new designs…

Recently my niece came over for a sleep over, and the very first thing she said to me was “Aunt Amanda, can you paint my face?”.  So the next day before heading out to the mall I let the girls pick whatever they wanted out of my extremely large collection of inspiration images… and of course my niece just wanted to be a cat.  A black cat to be specific, because she’s into “natural fur colors” now.  I had to haggle with her a bit, but finally talked her into letting me add some gold so she could be a Calico kitty, and I could still try out a new design.  We were both quite happy with the results!

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And my step-daughter just wanted something pretty… which I always love to paint!

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And my last new design for today… Unfortunately I’m usually not able to take photos of my paintings at parties, but every once in a while I try to snap a few, especially when I try something new on the fly.  This little darling was ADORABLE and made a super cute Dalmatian puppy… but was too squirmy to get a good picture!  But it’s still cute, and makes me want to try this design again.

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With the winter months ahead being my slow season, hopefully I’ll have time to play with more new designs soon!  Check back to see my latest works!

 

A Loving Family

I had the privilege of painting for a family reunion yesterday where the theme was definitely Love.  I painted about a dozen designs all honoring Vivian, the family matriarch who passed away this year.  It was beautiful to see how many adults and children wanted their paintings to pay tribute to their mother and grandmother.  Here are just a few of the designs I painted…

Tribute Wings Tribute Tattoo Tribute Clouds Tribute Flowers

 

I hope the family enjoyed my paintings as much as I did… the photos will make a touching addition to their family scrapbooks.

Queen of Hearts

Pretty Pretty Princess!

Hello friends!  I have a princess themed birthday party on my schedule soon and so I decided this weekend I would work on my princess crowns.   There are so many different ways to paint a “crown” but sometimes on the spot my mind draws a blank.  So here are 4 new versions for the girls to choose from.  Enjoy!

Fancy Princess Crown

Heart Princess

Queen of Hearts

Garden Princess

P.S… next week for sure I’ll be working on new BOY designs!

Nose Art!

Hello again art lovers!  I am so excited to show you what I learned this week!  Not only did I take time to practice, but I got to attend a fantastic workshop and learned a new painting style!  It was  SO fun… I love taking classes to learn new techniques, but this was one of my favorites.  We learned how to cartoon on the face, AND how to make our art ANIMATED!  These fun designs move with your face so when you scrunch, bunch, twist or expand your forehead and mouth the characters look like they’re moving.  I hope I get to paint one of these guys on you soon so you can see how fun they are!  I’d love to hear what you think!

Nose Penguin

Nose Bunny

This one is only half done because we needed to move on in class to the next cool thing.

Nose Duck

Nose Monkey

This bat is my own original design, based on what we learned in class.  I think he’s pretty awesome.  :)

Nose Bat

Here is a fun cartoon style heart design!  I think this one will be pretty popular.

Cartoon Hearts

And here are some practice eyeballs on my arm… I like the black eye the best… can’t wait to put those on a character soon!

Cartoon Eyes

So what do you think?  Do you like the new style?  I do have to admit, painting these guys on yourself is TRICKY!  Hopefully I’ll be painting them on some younger faces soon.  :)