The next time your child goes out for Halloween, have him dress as a pirate and paint his face with facial hair, including a mustache. Use a dark color, like black or dark brown, so it will stand out on your child's face. Whether for face painting or to just add character to something, painting a mustache just requires two strokes. So, get out your paintbrushes and get ready to paint a simple, yet striking mustache.
Things You'll Need
- Paint (if painting on an object)
- Face paint (if painting on a person)
- Extra paper
- Makeup brush
- Paper towel
Take a small paintbrush or a makeup brush and dip it into water. Squeeze or dab out excess water onto a paper towel. You want the brush to be damp, not wet.
Dip the brush into a paint of your choice. Tap off any excess paint that may be attached to the end of the brush. If you are painting a mustache on a person, use face paint.
Hold the brush close to the bristles, to steady your hand while painting.
Begin at the center of the mustache, and paint a line that curves up in almost a half-heart shape.
Continue the line so it curves slightly the opposite way and comes back up. It should resemble a loose,
horizontal backward "S" shape.
Dip the brush back into the water, until it is damp, dip into the paint and repeat the process on the other side of the mustache.
Fill in any part of the line that may be missing paint.
Tips & Warnings
- Practice first on a piece of paper until you have got the technique down.
- Use a single stroke when painting this mustache, to make it more fluid.
- Photo Credit face of a doll image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com
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