In this posting I'm giving a step-by-step of the tiger face plate project.
First found the center of the plate and made a dot.
I only made a half face pattern to keep it symetrical.
I traced the face onto the plate.Then, I flipped it over to finish tracing the other side.
My son sanded the areas where the details were going to be painted.
It took a couple of coats of paint to get it cover.
The sponge brush worked well for this project.
The eyebrows were my idea.
The black paint on the top of the nose was my son's idea.
It gave the face a sort of 3-D effect.
This is what I consider the Lion face with no stripes.
So far this is how it is going.
Thanks for the interest.