Mona Turnbull

Face and Body Painting Artist

A visit to Facade Body Art and Academy

A visit to Facade Body Art and Academy  – Body Painting Shoot for Illusion Magazine

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TODAY I was lucky enough to be painting Jade Marie my model whom I painted at Paradise Jam in Feb 2013.  The studio is located in Hemel Hempstead just off M25 founded by Paul Hemming @ Facade Body Art Supplies who is the authorised distributor of Y-Body glitter, glue and stencils as well as Cameleon Paint.

When I turned up at 10 am , Jade Marie told me that the photographer wasn’t going to turn up, we had to shoot with my mobile phone camera  and Paul’s camera for a shoot.  However, however! Jade Marie the model and myself were very happy with the images we did!  Actually, it was probably less stressful to shoot them ourselves.


I cannot show you the artwork as it’s for Illusion Magazine.  Hopefully, they will like the image and choose to publish it. 🙂


The  Mini Tour: Facade  Body Art is based in Hemel Hempstead in a Business Centre Unit. All of the stencils produced here are of the highest quality.  I didn’t know how much work was involved to produce one of these little stencils until Paul showed me.


the stencil sheets are water-based adhesive, that’s one thing I learned today.

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one of the stencil cutting machines

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the designed has to be hand picked individually

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Removing any tiny debris with a static duster

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The top sticky layer is placed on top of the stencils

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Squidgeeing the layer to eliminate any air bubbles

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trimming off the edges

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Hand cutting each stencil individually

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Finished! It costs you 40 pence per stencil.


So in the busy summer months make sure you stock up your stencils well in advance!  Made in the UK, and help to support this small business 🙂 x


2013-06-09 16.06.00Large Cameleon Stencil!

2013-06-09 15.33.13Paul Hemming AKA Paul Facade

2013-06-09 16.04.49Packing & Distribution table!

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