Consider Safety when booking your facepainter

There are lots of facepainters clammering to book a party with you…all with skills that you might desire… Great designs, fancy costumes, availability over the holidays and reasonable rates…. But have you asked the most important question, when considering your artist for your upcoming event? Safety! Safety doesnt sound like a sexy topic, and, therefore, what does it have to do with entertainment? Well, when it comes to the success of your party, it is everything when an incident occurs. Heres some important considerations: a) Safety of Materials: Many facepainters buy the cheapest products so they can make the largest margin of profit from your event. Dollar store paints are […]

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Plan Your Facepainting Party To Ensure Success

As a facepainter and a professional party planner, we like to guide the person booking a party with some general advice. Unfortunately, the following story illustrates when the client didn’t wish to follow the observations: I was asked to arrive at a large park with many acres of property to conduct a facepainting party for young children.  Upon arrival, all the parking spots were filled for miles, so vital time was taken up trying to find a spot on one way lanes… It took quite some time for a guest to find my vehicle and, consequently, haul a lot of facepainting supplies over a large span of park to the […]

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Facepainting and staining the skin

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Before I started painting faces myself I was always very wary of getting my children’s faces painted because of concerns about the “lasting effects” . It was the inevitable washing off at the end of the day that put me off, the paint would be really difficult to remove and would always leave the face looking red and sore. My children have grown, but I still use them as volunteers to practice on , now that I am a face painter.  It is a bit ironic, but it did provide me with the desire to use only top quality products. When I was first researching the products that I would […]

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Painting With Speed

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A common question asked of the facepainting artist, when someone is booking services is ” How many kids can you do in one hour, and how fast are you?” The reality can be tricky, as there are many factors that establish speed when also hoping to provide a quality product. When working at events or parties where there are lots of excited children all wanting their faces painted, speed is such an important thing!  The impatient people tend to be the parents, who would prefer not to stand in long lineups while waiting for their childs turn to be the artists canvas.   As a face painter  who wants a […]

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Face Paints!

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Over the last couple of weeks I had a bit of fun using facebook’s live video feature, and created a few designs for you all to watch. One of the questions that was asked many times what “What type of paints do you use?”. Well….The answer is actually quite complex.I have put together (as promised) a blog post to share with you my, completely unbiased, thoughts on the different brands of paints.

All of the paints that I use are ‘Professional Face Paints’. These are paints that are specifically designed for painting on the skin, they are more like a make up. There meet strict guidelines, including being approved by the […]

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Glitter Tattoo and Neon parties

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As the weather cools down and the days get shorter, finding ideas to keep kids busy at Birthday Parties often becomes a little more challenging (I know this well, having two children with Birthdays in the middle of winter!) Here is an idea for something a little different.. a Glitter Tattoo party! They really are a lot of fun, and don’t require a huge amount of work.

Recently I threw a  party for my own child, she claims it was the “best party ever!”. Win! I spend my weekends at other peoples parties so when it comes to parties for my own children I want to keep it as simple as […]

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Inspiration

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Before I can create any piece of art I need to be inspired. As an artist, finding that inspiration can be one of the biggest challenges. Sometimes we can be overflowing with ideas, other times we can feel like we have nothing. 
We can have all the skills in the world, we can have all the right equipment, but without inspiration we will struggle to create something we are happy with. How do I find inspiration? Well… believe it or not, inspiration is everywhere! Sometimes we can get so caught up in life we look straight past it. Sometimes we need to just slow down and take a good look […]

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Forever Learning

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When I post something on Facebook, I usually like to make sure it is a piece of work I am happy with. I will spend extra time, than what I would usually at events, making sure it is just right.. sometimes I will even go back and touch it up after taking the photos, and re shoot the design until I get that perfect image. Now not all my work turns out the way I intend it too.. sometimes designs I have sketched on paper just don’t translate well on the face.. sometimes my model gives up before I have a chance to tweak the design. Recently, I attempted to […]

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Getting A Great Photo

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Each face painting is a work of art.. the only downside is that the artwork is only temporary. At the end of the day the colours will be fading and it will come time to wash it all away.
This is why it is equally as important to be able to take a great photograph of your designs to make them last forever. The photograph become a piece of artwork in itself. Now you don’t necessarily need a fancy camera to take a great shot (Although it wouldn’t hurt).
There are a few key tips to remember to be able to get the magic shot. 

Framing your shot. When taking a photo, […]

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Growing A Business

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Some may say Face Painting is the dream job… I can’t really argue, I get to go and share my love of art with so may people. I get to be a part of the most wonderful events. I have even been called the highlight of their week. I just love it when you see children who you have painted in the past who are so excited (if not a little shy) to see the face painter. What many people don’t see is all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. I am fortunate that most of my work outside of the house happens during the weekends, which […]

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