Cover image for Face painting : over 30 fun faces to paint, with simple step-by-step instructions / Karen Harvey.
Face painting : over 30 fun faces to paint, with simple step-by-step instructions / Karen Harvey.
Publication Information:
Lake Forest, California : QEB Publishing, 2016.

Physical Description:
64 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


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745.5 HAR Book Junior Collection

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This book contains everything you need to start face painting! There's a huge variety of fun faces to choose from: go for a wild animal and paint a giraffe or tiger; a dainty Snow Queen or pretty Flower Garland; scare your friends with a terrifying Zombie or a nasty Witch. Clear, step-by-step photographic instructions mean that all the faces are easy to follow and try, plus there are tips and suggestions for ways to tweak the designs. All projects use a set colour palette and are carefully chosen to appeal to girls and boys alike. Readers of all abilities can get stuck in as each project is graded with a difficulty rating of 1 to 5. A 'techniques and materials' section outlines everything you need to start face painting, from paints, to different brushes and sponges. Tips and techniques are described so you can practise your painting skills before your begin. This book is sure to provide hours of fun!

Author Notes

Karen Harvey is a talented face painter and won the Professional Face Painter of the Year in 2014. In addition to painting faces for children's parties and fairs, Karen also paints baby bumps and body art! Karen lives in Hertfordshire with her family and two dogs.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Brushstroke by brushstroke, Harvey shows readers how to create 30 face-painting designs, demonstrated in photographs of multiethnic kids, whose faces transform into tigers, ghouls, cats, dragons, witches, and butterflies. The projects are ranked in terms of difficulty, and Harvey offers clear, numbered instructions for each: "With a round dauber and pink paint, sponge on rosy, round cheeks under the eyes," reads one of the steps for creating a "cute bunny" face. An introductory section covers face-painting tools and techniques. Whether cute or creepy, the designs are so appealing that readers will be hard-pressed to wait for a special occasion to replicate them. Ages 5-8. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.