In face painting, a mask generally relates to designs that envelopes the eye region.  There are many ways to paint a mask, with designs limited only to your imagination.  Some of the more common ones that come to mind are masquerade, super heroes, monsters, animals and masks decorated with line work.

Below, I have created a simple face painting mask design using only line work.  All you need is a brush, paint, stencil and a sponge or finger dauber.  If you prefer, you can leave out the stencil altogether, and create the mask with only line work.

To change things up a bit, you can paint your line work with a different colour, combination of colours, or even using a double-dipped technique.  Other possibilities include using different stencils, one-stroke paints underneath your line work, gem clusters, liquid bling and chunky glitter.  Whatever you heart desires, feel free to experiment.  When you try new things, you expand your artistic abilities.


Items used:

Brush – #1 American painter brush 4000 round brush

Stencil – Glitter & Ghouls – Flourish Elements #5




The first step is to border or outline the internal shape of your mask.  If you intend to use a stencil to embellish your design, I suggest doing this as your next step, as it will help to keep your lines symmetrical.

For each line that is create on one side, make sure to do the same on the other side,  I recommend completing your top design first, before you start with the bottom, as it will reduce the risk of smudging.


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