I don’t know about you, but I have a LOT of brushes, and sometimes the bristles go a bit splayed out and don’t give a nice clean edge to my painting. Particularly with my large flat brushes I use for one stroke painting.
I was ready to throw several of them away because they were quite worn out. Here is a pic, as you can see they are quite “woolly”!
The Face Painting Shop team is always looking for new ways to make shopping eaiser, here are some more of the Superstar face paint colours charts, these are super useful when shopping for your new paints.
The Face Painting Shop are proud UK distributors of Superstar face paint.
Here is a full chart of all the Superstar colours and numbers, this is a great refrence for all face painters, and will help you when buying
your shiny new paints.
If you see a colour that you like, simply type the number into our box at the top of our website and the colours will apprear for you.
Here is the new body paint by Nathalie Farmer and Anna Lingis painted at the shop last week.
Huge thank you goes to our super model Zoe Newlove from Crown Brush UK
I know it’s a bit late but I just wanted to tell you all about FAB Megajam which took place in a lovely hotel in Cambridge over the weekend of 31st Jan and 1st February.
It was my first time attending and I really enjoyed it although there were a few anxious moments on the Saturday when the snow really started falling and we wondered if we would all get home!
As the name suggests, it was just a huge “Jam”, lots of demonstrations, a retailers room, and entertainment laid on in the evening, where a grown man got himself inside a huge balloon – yes really! Quite hilarious!
There were no competitions - that isn’t what this jam was all about, it was all about getting together, learning from each other and from the demonstrators, and just getting inspired! There were a good mix of newbies and seasoned painters, and it was lovely to see the more experienced painters freely sharing and helping the newer ones.
There were a ton of balloon classes (which I confess I did not attend - dogs and swords are about my mark) but it was quite funny each mealtime to see people wearing their elaborate balloon creations on their heads!
It was lovely to meet up with my good friend Clare Jeffery again and we were coerced by Jennie Roberts to take part in a fun, top secret “mission” in preparation for Paintopia in May, I cannot say any more, as I am sworn to secrecy, but keep your eyes peeled!
The best part of the event for me, apart from seeing everyone again, was the opportunity to try out a few new designs on some willing delegates, pure indulgence on my part! I got myself painted by Clare Jeffery and again by Toni Bluestone Doctors (who came all the way from Israel to attend – that’s commitment!!)
Here are a few pics. Enjoy!
Thanks to KJ and all her team for putting it on, I know it must have been a lot of hard work x
Instagram is proving its worth for many businesses with these amazing statistics
300 million monthly active users, 30 billion photos shared, 70 millions photos uploaded every day! With huge brands like Mercedes, Starbucks and Levis using Instagram its time that your face painting business got started there too.
We are hearing more and more that Facebook posts on business pages are not getting seen, this is because Facebook generates a huge amount of money by making business pages pay so that posts show up in peoples news feeds, this is not the case with Instagram.
Instagram is FREE, just download the app to your smartphone, and away you go.
Sign up for an instagram account and choose a username that clearly represents your business.
*Add a profile photo, a bio and link to your website
*Link your account to Twitter/Facebook and Tumblr
When you start to upload your pictures to your new Instagram dont forget to use hashtags, so if you are uploading a new picture of you painting a face, use the hash tags #facepainter #facepainting and dont forget to use the hash tag for your business.
Build your followers by following them back, and linking your Instagram profile to your website.
Its quick, easy, and free - what are you waiting for?
You can follow our instagram account here > http://instagram.com/thefacepaintingshop/
Hosted by Clare Jeffery at Cosmic Face Painting & Pampered Delights and ourselves Crazy Jules n Andy Crazy Face Painting we are pleased to announce the 3rd Kent Face Painting Jam to be Held on Tuesday 7th April 2015 at Larkfield Village Hall, New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent ME20 6PU. Refreshments available donation to lunch buffet please for each adult attending. Limited spaces for painty/glittery traders. 4 body painting spaces, Demos through the day. Charity raffle all donations welcome.
We are now taking Paypal pre entry which is discounted to £4 per adult PLUS 1 FREE raffle ticket for guaranteed places so please go to Paypal and pay [email protected]
Entry on the door will be £5 per Adult and £1 per child to cover cost of hall. All proceeds will go to charity. Chosen charities are Macmillian and K9 Rehoming.
The International Face Painting Association is holding their annual conference this year in Newport, South Wales
We are celebrating our 21st Birthday!
Come & Join in the fun and paintiness, Help us turn theis event into the best yet!
More details - http://www.facepaintingassociation.com/events.html
An international, bi-annual event that encourages the collaboration between body painters, models and photographers to create incredible, thought provoking artwork on the human canvas.
The event now in it's 5th year will take place on the 10th and 11th of October 2015. We are proud to be in partnership with the globally renowned Eden Project, providing an exceptional backdrop to the colourful and artistic world of body painting.
On 16th February 2015, we will be attending the Paradise 'zoo project'! This has become the biggest Face and Body painting Jam in the UK. For the sixth year running, the largest gathering of top class body artists spend a day sharing ideas and experimenting with new styles, taking part in competitions and challenges, meeting other painters and not forgetting visiting the big cats and other animals at the Paradise Wildlife Park. www.pwpark.com
More details on www.facadeacademy.co.uk/jam
Face Book Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/215145105330220/