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Tips for Face and Body Painting

Face and Body Painting has been used for artistic expression since ancient time, and in this section we will try to give you valuable tips on how to go about them

The art of transforming ourselves with make-up and masks is a universal phenomenon. Before we sought to vent our artistic impulse on a cave wall, we painted on our faces and bodies. Indians of the Amazon have said that in this power to change ourselves we demonstrate our humanity and set ourselves apart from the animal world. Before we Move on to the tips we must realize that these arts are to be respected and cherished like any other Art Form, to practice them without that respect will be like dishonoring the sanctity of Art.

Tips on handling Brushes

Paint must be cleaned from brushes immediately after use. This is because removing dry, set residue can take bristles off or ruin a brush's shape . They must be washed with a suitable cleaner such as a brush conditioner, sometimes available in a bar, which must be lathered before use with water, or a liquid conditioner.

Choosing Colors for Face and Body Painting

Paints used in body paintings have to follow strict guidelines. They cannot be toxic and should be non-allergic too. They should be easily washable and non staining. These paints are properly checked in laboratories before commercial use.

Application of Body Paints

Body paints are applied very carefully with hands, paintbrush, natural sea sponge or airbrush. The medium of application varies from.

If we follow the aforementioned tips we can make Face and body Painting a delightful experience.

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