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This Care Worker's Face Paintings Are Incredible And Truly Terrifying

The mother of three claims to have taught herself to face-paint at home.

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Nikki Shelley has gained an impressive following on Facebook thanks to her incredible make-up skills.

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The mother of-three uses face paints to create a variety of different monsters and terrifying faces.

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press

The 33-year-old said she had no training, and taught herself to face-paint at home in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press

Her Facebook page, The Painting Lady, now has over 1,300 likes.

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press
Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press

The Daily Mail said her work caught the eye of prosthetics designer Neill Gorton, who has asked her to attend The Prosthetics Event, a conference in Birmingham that takes place next month.

The newspaper quoted her as saying, "I didn't think anything would come of it but the reaction to my work has been incredible. I don't really have an idea in mind when I start to paint. I just start and see what happens."

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"I started painting my kids' faces for Halloween, then I asked Craig [her husband] if I could paint him as well. But I knew I couldn't paint on them all the time so I started painting my own face."

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press

"I started to think of ways I could make my work different. I wanted to stand out and try new things. Luckily it has paid off."

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press
Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press

Shelley said on her Facebook page that she now offers her talents at events such as birthday parties and weddings.

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press
Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press
Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press

According to the Mail, Shelley hopes to move into prosthetics and eventually work in TV and film.

Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press
Nikki Shelley / Mercury Press