50’s Sugarskull Tattoo

Application with Stargazer Semi permanent Tattoo pens and Kryalon Bight eye shadow palette.

Alienesque - Having a play

Just made it up as I went along, just wanted to test out the semi permanent tattoo pens, nice tips, good string colours, fun to use and the Krylon eye shadows, some colours were more pigmented and noticeable than others but pretty vibrant.  It may not have been the best idea to use the pens on my face, I will report back on their staying ability but it might take some scrubbing.

I know this is a little washed out but I like the image, need to get Kit over to take photos.

IMATS

Its been a horribly long time since my last post, no excuses - I’ve been rubbish but life as always is hectic.

Feeling inspired and bursting to wanna play, IMATS as always was wicked good.  Spent too much, learnt some neat tricks and got all fan girl for Tate from FACEOFF, that show made me think I could give it a go and Tate was always one of my favs, so it was neato to see him create in person.

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YES that’s me grinning like a 6 year old at Christmas, I don’t really get starstuck so this took me by surprise, Me and the ever so talented Mr Tate Steinsiek.

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Tate’s creature - I like the coloured hair spray tip for situations when you’ve got no plug for the airbrush and I’m gonna do a beauty MU and play with the alignate cracking texture over the neck and shoulders.

My IMATS haul 

  • 13 Stargazer AA semi permanent Tattoo pens (with stencils) AA paints in pens to scribble on faces with.
  • Kryloan Bright eye shadow colour pallette (Gotta love Sabah she asked me which I would wear as eyeshadows, none unless it’s drag :) gonna use to blend instead of snazroos for editorial looks,
  • Paper cut false eyelashes, Paris Berlin lashes,
  • Stipple sponge and wrinkle stipple for realistic old age effects
  • Thick Blood and Nose and scar wax to replace in kit
  • Bloody Mary Zombie wheel, just casue
  • Facelace Mini Swirlyqueue and face splats

Right now it’s time to ‘let that which does not matter truly slide’ and get creative

PLAY Blackpool the stall

PLAY was fun, I cosplayed both days steampunk Red Riding Hood and Death from Giaman’s Sandman.  Stall looked lush, saw Jess from Storage Hunters and the drive to and from Blackpool was a killer but we had a wicked weekend, I loved manning the stall and I’m learning slowly.

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Not such much Make up at the mo

I’m in charge of ‘frou-frou’ for the PLAY gaming Expo in Blackpool next weekend where Bobby’s trading.  Been making stuff :)

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GIANT sign to hang for the Stall, projected the logo onto sheets, cut and painted.

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lego lettering for signage 

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Flowerpot signage and safety pin promo to follow - PLUS I gotta finish my cosplay.

GETTING MY NERD ON <3

STEAM PUNKING

Got dragged to lots of bootsales and bought some cool stuff, including an old PS1/Sega Saturn Predator Gun and decided to steam punk it up for PLAY expo - first attempt.

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Generally just painted it shiny colours and stuck a load of plastic to it.

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BEFORES / AFTERS

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Also bought a big box of vintage glass chemist bottles for Halloween potions, watch this space for that - some vintage moon boots, tins, a butcher’s block and some neato framed butterflies all for under a tenner - WIN.

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Rainbow Kitty

Felt like doing a fill face paint something abstract.  Gonna spend a little time sculpting and casting from here on in.

Might even have a go at casting the creature suit face in form latex, happy half term.

Space inspired Twinkle

I cut my fringe back in and felt like doing something kitsch and sci-fi

Silver snazaroo, sparkle eye shadow, prostick, glitter minerals and tiny white balls.

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Dior Sequin Eyes

Inspired by Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012

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I’ve been wanting to try this for a while but never had sequins small enough, then I got a birthday present :)  I was sad to remove this application, as it had a beautiful rainbow glitter that isn’t quite captured in the photos.

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Also had a play with the screen face foundation stack and applied contouring for my (moon)face shape, pleased with the results.

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Zombie Alice in Wonderland

It was my birthday last weekend and I requested fancy dress poker for our regular Friday night game.  I reused the zombie bottom jaw from the third degree zombie sculpt and gunked up my chin and tried for a riped jaw line, I’m still learning with the third degree and it was an A grade effort C grade result.

Downside was it wasn’t very comfortable to wear out, I couldn’t smile, smoke or drink so it lasted 5 mins for poker.  Excellent efforts made for fancy dress, I have neato friends.

As if it wasn’t creepy enough - I got photo bombed by Bobby as Papa Lazarou ‘You’re my wife now Dave.’

Contouring with Kate

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Kate made my moon face more shaped and angular , plus she loves me in a bald cap, I have no hair :)

Tester MU for Grudge RED Variation for Lee’s short

Gonna have a play Sunday with some make up for Lee’s short (It will be the morning after my Birthday mash up, so I’m anticipating feeling fragile) 

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Black wig, redout contacts, screenface foundation stack (palest) face base, black kohl liner for nose and cheek contouring,  Kryolan dark red aquacolour, screenface red blush, red lip liner for eyes and lips - 15 min application.

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Might attempt to scar wax out the eyebrows on the day depending how face the actress is, black variation below.

Screen Printing CLUB with Adam

Stayed late for FUN at work, and made the screens and had a first run for the Lilley cover work for S.W.I.M novel

These are the frames and I even like it deconstructed.

I need to work out a better method for lining up the prints but happy with the image and motivated to start hitting my word count again.

Third Degree Zombie teeth

Been meaning to have a play with the third degree for class and decided to do some false nail zombie teeth.

Didn’t bother to blend edges as wanted to be quick as GRIMAS Mastix Extra started to stung my lips but loving the speed of the Third degree, great for anything you don’t wanna spend time sculpting and molding, definitely gonna by some more and have a play.

Custom Consoles - TANK GIRL & BOOGA - SEGA Megadrive

So I’ve been talking about this for a while and finally had the half term to while away the midnight hours surrounded by paints, comics, varnish and missiles.  It’s my first attempt so room for improvement, I fear this could become a new obsession.

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I’m now attempting a Baby Cthulhu Nintendo NES, I’ll keep you posted.