We have been running a competition for face painting designs which inlcude one of more the TAP stencils and we have been sent some beautiful designs. The winners have been chosen by Santiago and Anna Massano from Jest who are the creators of the TAP stencils, here are the results and a message from them too! Thank you to everyone whoe entered and congratulations to the winners!
1st Place Marcela Bustamante
2nd Place Lonnie Kæregaard
3rd Place Anne Marie Bedard
WOW, what a month for TAP Stencils! We have been honored by Illusion double time this month. They first contacted us about selling our TAP Stencils at their store and now they asked us to be the judge for their contest.
We were so excited to see our TAP Stencils at Illusion’s store. That has been all we were talking about for a week! It is just amazing to have such a great group of people and store selling our stencils in Europe. I know our European customers are thrilled about it!
Now it is even more exciting to see all those amazing face painting designs being done using our own stencils! We put a lot of love, and thought into each design, and it is so rewarding to see them incorporated into so many creative ways. We have to take the time to thank you all, the people at Illusion for the opportunity, and all the “TAPpers” for doing such great art with our little babies.
Choosing a winner for the contest was not easy, we were glad to be able to at least choose 3! We wanted to choose 20, but I guess that wouldn’t have been a contest.
When Anna and I came up with the idea of TAP stencils back in 2012 we never expected that they would be the success that they are today. We knew that people were more accepting of the idea of incorporating stencils into their designs, and there were some great stencils out there, but we thought that they needed to be smaller. The round shape was the best one to avoid sharp corners and the little tabs on the side were the perfect way to hold the stencil down without touching the design. After that it was all about coming up with new designs.
After having some sketches done we realized that what we really wanted was to create designs that had a flow, that were meant to be positioned in the face, by the eyes, or on the forehead. Most of the stencils out there were either just a pattern or a complete design. We wanted to do something in the middle I guess.
Now, we have 23 different designs, and we have a long list of ideas. We are always looking for suggestions so feel free to contact us with your ideas, don’t be shy! We are thinking that by Halloween we will have a few extra designs.
Also, for those of you who did not know, the little girl in the TAP Stencil card is our daughter Oceana, and she is turning 9 on July 22nd! Thanks to each of you and all the TAP Stencil’s vendors, she is now a world famous model!
Thanks again for all your support and for making such awesome art with TAP Stencils!!!
Anna and Santi
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we are really looking forward to the next one already!