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Post by CottonKandyClown on Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:45 pm

Another tip I have learned for shaping my butterfly is turning the sponge upside down like a boat. Use the curved side to sponge down. I can pinch and get into the corners of the eyes much better this way Smile
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Post by VictoriaS on Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:14 pm

Thanks for the tips, CottonKandyClown. I'm going to get back to practicing. I went back to your picture post in this thread and liked how your butterfly was lots of tear drops. I think I'll try that too.
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Post by Tash on Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:34 pm

This pic shows my smoosh-wiggle stroke pretty well.



( sorry if I already posted this?!)
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Post by VictoriaS on Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:59 pm

Tash, great photo and butterfly. I liked how you took some artistic license and didn't make it all uniform. It has a graffiti essence in it. Love it. There are so many good ones in this thread. I also liked the monarch colors too that someone did.
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Post by MeeMee on Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:14 pm

Tash, I was just searching for the information about the smoosh-wiggle brush stroke. I hated my butterflies. I'm still not that good but your technique for the edges has helped me so much. Thanks a billion! This is trying to use your smoosh-wiggle for the edges. Wish I had done that for the inside lines also. I don't like how those look.
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Post by martha on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:18 pm

Beautiful butterflies! CottonKandy, gonna have to try your sponging tip.
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Post by VictoriaS on Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:12 pm

MeeMee I like your use of blue instead of black and white. I think your butterfly looks fine.
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Post by scgilland on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:03 am


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Post by MasterpieceFacePainting on Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:27 am

Tash, your photo is stunning!
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Post by sylviku on Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:28 pm

my butterfly
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Post by sylviku on Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:43 pm

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Post by Janb on Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:54 pm

I love all of the butterflies, each one is so unique! Man, do we ever have some talented painters on here cheers
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Post by martha on Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:18 am

Love the butterfly, Sylviku!
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Post by JUST on Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:58 pm

I always practice on my arm and it help my eye butterflies are getting better not great but better I think your butterflies are very pretty . Smile
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Post by Coral3 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:56 am

So pretty Sylviku!
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Post by Jody Rife on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:21 am

Wow, these are gorgeous!!! It has been a while since I stopped by this post. Time to work on my butterflies. Smile
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Post by fezinafelina on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:14 pm

so glad I found this thread, I do all this detailed cheek art and such but when it comes to butterflies I suck,lol. I don't know how it works out like that, want a mermaid? sure! Princess jasmine and her tiger? No problem! Butterfly? Ugh, er, how about a pretty fairy instead??? lol.
I have a "girly-girly" party coming up so I will be working on butterflies this week, thanks for the pointers and inspiration ya'll!

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Post by nancy! on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:16 pm

I love all those butterflies. I love the way you make the wings so detailed. I often use this very simple butterfly. It is the quickest way for me to do a butterfly and the girls love it. Just sponge down the base, line with a 3/4 or 1/2 (depends on the face), doesn't have to be precise, and make some dots and stars. When I have the sponge and brush loaded (I don't use a new sponge or brush for every kid), it is less than 2 minutes including glitter, choosing a gem and all.



Oh, I didn't make this up on my own ofcourse. It is all inspired by the people on this lovely forum. Without you I was still painting my butterfly in 30 minutes with less effect lol.
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Post by rthling on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:35 pm

So pretty Nancy! And Sylviku, WOWser! Love it!
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Post by Denise Cold on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:43 pm

sylviku, I love the shape of that butterfly...very stunning. I'm a big fan of tiny bottom wings.

Just, every thing looks so good...did you use a dragon cake for your practice?

Nancy I actually love the softness of the butterfly...I think I'm going to do this next girl gig instead of black outlines. I bought an angled shader like Lynne Jamison to try this very thing...and I love the jewel you used too.

I've got to go back in this thread and look at the other's I've missed.

D.
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Post by sylviku on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:33 pm

I used a homemade cake for my butterfly.
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Post by Janb on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:32 pm

Nancy! I love,love,LOVE...your butterfly! Simply beautiful!
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Re: I suck at butterflies!!!

Post by Who B What E on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:09 am



Just playing around with my new Tag paints....still am not happy with the shape of my butterfly....
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Post by Peppermint_Mill on Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:31 am

The colors are a little muted but here's my go-to butterfly when lots of kids are waiting. Takes so little time to do these by the eyes and have the swirls down the cheek and to the forehead.
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Post by pissenlit on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:46 pm

All butterflies are beautiful! I really love Nancy's one!
Here is one of mine
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