Last weekend, a discussion of Super Mario characters with my oldest turned into a discussion of the color wheel. So I got out my phone and found one on HGTV's website- and the discussion found its way back to Super Mario. Oh well, fun while it lasted.
I got my little niece in trouble with the eagles for Independence Day. Her bird liked to book it, and my sister wasn't thrilled with her running with a stick. I guess I should have anticipated that.
With all the rain last week, we lost our internet cable when a leaning tree used it as a hammock. The tree has been removed, but we're still without service, causing angst with the loss of some favorite streaming kids shows.
I have also been antsy, but I took the unplugged opportunity to work on a project for our trip to Myrtle Beach. One of the events I'm looking forward to is Pirates Voyage dinner show - think Pirates of the Caribbean meets Dixie Stampede.
I have face paints for whoever wants a pirate makeover, but then I saw a brilliant mermaid makeup hack using fishnet tights to stencil scales.
I don't have fishnets, but I decided to use card stock and an Exacto knife to make a template to use and toss on vacation.
I drew my rough pattern with a Sharpie, then I cut out the middle of each scale with the knife.
I coated it with glue to seal the edges and make the card more resistant to face paint. I tried the makeup technique with shimmering indigo from The Body Shop, but it didn't have much "pop" over my everyday makeup.
When the glue dried, I applied Go Green face paint in aqua to the side of my face near my hairline. Go Green has worked really well for our family. It's light and comfortable to wear, long-lasting, and doesn't irritate our skin.
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After a few minutes, I scraped some indigo eye makeup into a container and worked it onto a blush brush. I placed my template, then pounced the brush over to create the scales. I repeated in the lower part of my aqua patch, then I took a light silver eye makeup and blended the edges.
I'm no professional artist, and I'll have to blend a little more at the base next time, but I'm pretty excited with the results! It will be fun to wear out in SC, especially since no one here batted an eye when I woke them up Saturday morning. I guess the boys are used to me.