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08500 Illusion Finer Point Brush No. 1

Fine round brush. It is designed for detailed brush strokes and is perfect for dots and fine detail. Made of synthetic fibres set into a metallic wooden handle.  The brush hair is dark brown Toray.


08501 Illusion Lush Line Brush No. 2

A long liner. Designed for sweeping curls and swirls and controlled line work. Made of European Sable.


08502 Illusion Easy Line Brush No. 3

Round versatile brush made of European Sable. Ideal for all artists.


08503 Illusion Vital Line Brush No. 4

Number 6 round European Sable brush suitable for sweeping curls.


08504 Illusion Fuller Line Brush No. 5

Large round tipped brush. The perfect brush for teardrops, painting lips and creating monster teeth.

Brush hair is made of dark brown Toray.


08506 Illusion Brush Hour Brush No. 7

A dagger shape. Ideal for pin-striping and creating thin lines. Also excellent for creating feathers, whiskers and thick-to-thin ribbon strokes.

Brush made of gold synthetic hair.


08507 Illusion Fun Fur Brush No. 8

A flat textured synthetic brush which is versatile to create fur, feathers, hair and foliage.

Made of gold synthetic hair.


08508 Illusion Edge Me Brush No. 9

A square chisel 10mm wide flat brush. Perfect for razor sharp edges.

Made of gold Toray hair.


08509 Illusion Dream Blend Brush No. 10

A rounded chisel brush. Designed for perfect blending. A versatile synthetic brush made of gold synthetic hair. Can also be used to create large petals.


08510 Illusion Big Mama Body Painting Brush No. 11

Large flat body painter's brush.  Made of gold synthetic hair.


08511 Illusion Big Papa Body Painting Brush No. 12

Extra large flat body painter's brush, 40mm.

Made of gold synthetic hair.


08512 Illusion Powder Blush Brush No. 13

08512 Illusion Powder Blush Brush No. 13.

Made of black goat hair.


Boys Will Be Boys, Vol 2 by Mark Reid

A book aimed at boys who like tattoo art.


Endless Facepainting by Saskia de Wit

The book contains 17 different step-by-step guides which include every design needed to get you started. There are butterflies, princesses, tigers, a pirate, monster, witch, dog, clown and Spiderman.

The book contains 46 pages and is wire bound so that it opens flat, making it easy to use.


Fast Forward Festival Faces by Mark Reid & Friends

This is a soft back A5 bound book with 95 pages and over 400 images.

Contains the innovative designs that were painted at the Texas State Fair by Mark Reid and Friends.

Each page features a particular face, i.e. dragons, tigers, butterflies, sunset, snakes, skulls and many others.

Also includes step-by-step instructions for some of the designs for you to try.


Funky Foxes Meets Friends by Rene Reiche

This book contains 54 step-by-step instructions.  The images include a bronze coloured bunny, kissing fish, gruesome eye scars and a horned dragon, to name but a few.  Some are full face and some, side face.  They vary in difficulty but the instructions are very clear.

The instructions and artist information are in both English and German.  The book uses symbols to indicate using a sponge, brush, powder, glitter and different colours, which makes it easier to understand.


Illusion - Fantasy Cats by Mark Reid

Mark Reid, the master face and body painter from New Mexico, is releasing his first book on 4 November. Brought to you by the experienced publishing team at Illusion, Fantasy Cats is all about Mark's favourite subject of cats, tigers and all things feline and includes:- 12 original step-by-step cat designs by Mark, all with beautifully clear photogtaphs and instructions. Top tips on equipment and brushstroke techniques. Designs such as Basic Tiger and Basic Spotted Cat to help you learn to create your own signature cat style. More complex designs such as Flaming Tiger and Angel Kitten, which illustrate just how versatile cat designs can be. A gallery of ideas to inspire even the most expert face painter. 56 glossy pages.

Illusion - Just For Fun Faces 2

This 91 page hard cover book contains 44 step-by-step designs. There is no need for written instructions as the pictures are so comprehensive. Sixteen of the designs use split cakes.

Illusion Airbrush Bodypainting Step-By-Step

This book gives a a step-by-step introduction into the airbrush technique in body painting and its fields of application such as tattoos, make-up. tanning. as well as whole body painting.

Illusion Fast Fun Faces Face Painting book

A new book by Illusion Publishing, Fast Fun Faces! The team at Illusion, Julie Oliver and Claire Pick have just published another step-by-step book of face painting. With 29 exciting designs, based on our knowledge of faces children like the most, this book offers something for everyone - from the novice to the expert face painter. As always, our easy-to-follow photographic stages are presented with clear written instructions to make this book easy to use. The designs have been chosen to give you a range of options which will please boys and girls of all ages.


Illusion Magazine Issue 1 - Winter 2006

Due to popular demand, Illusion has reprinted the very first issue of Illusion Magazine! This issue features a beautiful front cover by Lynne Jamieson, with an article about her and more of her work inside. This premier issue also features the amazing art of Mark Reid, Emma Cammack, Suzanne Mykolajenko, Craig Tracy, Nick Wolfe and more!

Illusion Magazine Issue 20 - Winter 2012

This is a special 20th edition of the magazine. It contains articles by Lynne Jamieson, Marcela Murad and Brian Wolfe.

Marcela shows some gorgeous mask designs and talks about what inspires her and how the industry is changing.

On page 51 Craig Tracy imagines a world where body painting is a recognised art in traditional schools and work by body artists is displayed in art galleries.


Illusion Magazine Issue 7 - Winter 2008

Mariette Kerssies, a talented face painter from Holland talks about her life and showcases new and innovative designs.

There are also convention reviews and festival round ups from across the world.


Illusion Magazine, Issue 11 - Spring 2010

This issue contains designs by Rebecca Anthony, the ultra-glamorous model who appears on the front of the magazine. Also featured is an article on the art of Paul Roustan, who turned his obsession with the human body into something much more creative, and lots of designs for you to do including robot faces, butterfly art using prosthetics, a neon tiger, and much more.

Illusion Magazine, Issue 16 - Winter 2011

Illusion Magazine, Issue 16, Winter 2011.

Illusion Magazine, Issue 17, Spring 2012

Contains articles including 'The Fun Of Fur' by Nick Wolfe, 'Send In the Clowns' by Claire Guest (clown designs for the face), 'Fantasy Make-Up' by Becstar Anthony and many more.

Illusion Step-By-Step Guide to Face Painting Bk 2

This step-by-step guide for face painters of all standards features 28 completely new designs created by 25 artists from around the world, including Nick and Brian Wolfe, Marcela Murad, Pashur, Yolanda Bartram and many more.

With easy to follow staged pictures, clear photography and simple instructions this book offers something for everyone - from the novice to the expert face painter.

Its practical style makes this book the ideal companion on a professional job but also invaluable for anyone wanting to paint for the first time.

Pick Your Nose Volume 1 by Margi Kanter

This is a 36 page full colour guide to painting vehicles and animals, centring round the nose and eyes. It includes specific paints and brushes for each step, as well as trips on cartoon eyes and other details.

Pick Your Nose Volume 2 by Margi Kanter

This book is the second in the series. It contains 36 full-colour pages. It teaches how to paint Margi's cartoon face painting designs.

Clear instructions for each step-by-step design.


The Little Story Bk of Face Painted Fairies Vol 1

Suzanne Mykolajenko has created simple and effective designs to suggest a fairy face that brings alive the stories she used to tell her daughter when she was little. This book is sure to appeal to all ages. These designs are quick and easy to paint. Normally retails at £8.50.

The Story Book of Face Painted Fairies, Vol 2

This book by Suzanne Mykolajenko contains 22 different types of fairy designs, each accompanied by a watercolour and fairy description. This book will appeal to professionals and beginners. Normally retails at £8.50.