Friday, June 11, 2010

face painting the Cheshire Cat

It was dress-up day at the kid's school recently, and Lizzy wanted to go as the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. So I did some face painting inspired by this picture, using liquid face paints and a small brush. Here's how we did it, step by step, in case someone asks you to turn them into a cat!


Eyes (complete with white highlights) ...

mouth and nose ...

teeth ...

pink nose ...

fur ...

tabby stripes ...

whiskers ...

and a homemade costume (we stuffed the tail with newspaper).

Here she is at dress-up day. Beautiful - and a little freaky - just like the Cheshire Cat!

6 comments:

Danielle said...

Excellent work!

Amanda said...

Wow, what a big job, you pulled it off really well!

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Gordon Cheng said...

Very good indeed! But the original picture...AIEEEAAARRRRGH!! Nightmares for weeks.

Jean said...

Not a great cat fan, hey Gordo? Or is it just that particular cat? It's the other characters in Alice in Wonderland that freak me out - no way I'm going to see that movie!!

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Wow, she looks fantastic.
Great job :)

Sarah said...

Oh wow! What a great paint job...it really captured the freakiness that is the Cheshire Cat.