Face painting has been a staple attraction for younger children at many an event. However, like things in life, face painting has to keep evolving or it will go out of fashion. After all, there are only so many times you can reproduce a tiger’s face and have a child scream in delight when they see their face in a mirror. Clearly this is something Daizy Design, a group of face painters in Wellington, New Zealand, have worked out for themselves. In one of our articles on them we covered the results of their work at the Sustainable Home and Garden Show 2014, which were incredibly varied. However here we want to focus on one of their trademark face paint ideas, the butterfly. We were fortunate enough to have recently made contact with the founder of Daizy Design and we were able to ask her more about these butterfly designs.
She was extremely revealing in her reply to us: “We paint with only professional, cosmetic grade face paints. Brands that we use include TAG, Wolfe, Mehron Paradise DiamondFX and Snazaroo, and we purchase most of these through online speciality stores. The butterfly design is one I have worked on for many years. I like to study the shapes in real butterflies and apply these shapes and designs to the face. I also love to experiment with different kinds of butterflies, designs and colours, which is why my butterflies never look exactly the same.” If you look more closely at some of the 26 images we have provided for you, you can see exactly what is being referred to. We can’t see a single identical design, though it is also clear that each one is based on the idea of a real butterfly. Did you also notice; not every butterfly was on a child’s face?