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/
A Pro Painters best kept secret!!
I was wondering what to write for my next blog for the Face Painting Shop, and having just watched Heather and Marcela’s latest class (while I was in the bath!), I was inspired to write about FABA TV!
I subscribed to FABATV in December 2013, I wasn’t sure, and it seemed like a big expense, and I had a lot of questions as to how it worked, so I am sure you are asking yourself the same questions!
This is how it works (for those who are not already enjoying a subscription)
FABATV or “Face and Body Art Television” is owned and run by Heather Green from Silly Farm supplies.
There are hundreds of classes from the Masters of Face Painting such as Mark Reid, Nick and Brian Wolfe, Marcella Murad, Lisa Joy Young, Matteo Arfanotti, Dutch Bihary, Lynn Jaimeson, Annie Reynolds and more and more!!! So whatever your favourite style is, there will be a class that interests you. And the best part is you don’t have to travel miles to take their class!
You can watch at any time of day or night When you subscribe you get a log in code, and then its up to you how often you watch, and when its suits you. (I tend to go to bed and watch it on my ipad!) Pick a class, and watch it! There is no set time you have to tune in, just load up your browser, log in, pick a class and start watching!
All aspects of our industry are covered, Face Painting (of course), beginners/intermediate/advanced, Airbrushing, Body Art, Black Light art, Henna, stencils, balloons, even marketing your business. Each “class” is roughly an hour long, but you can pause if you need to go pick the kids up, and then just pick up again when you’re ready.
New classes are loaded every month, and all the previous classes are archived so you can search by Artist, by class name, or by topic. So if its “Boy designs” you need to brush up on just search for that.
It will work on your computer/laptop, ipad or tablet, or even your phone, so you can take it with you anywhere.
Personally I have learned so much from artists I would probably never have got to see in real life, simply because they live on a different continent to me!! Little tips and tricks that you can put to immediate use on a job, or fresh ideas for new designs. When I had a big Christmas job, and all I could think of was holly, it was great to watch Denise Cold’s “Corporate Christmas” class to get my imagination going!
So if you want to paint butterflies like Lynn Jaimeson, Tigers like Mark Reid, or Animal masks like Christy Lewis (Daizy Designs), then FABA TV is where you’ll find them all.
So how much does it cost?
You have a choice of an annual subscription, 6 months, or monthly. So if you are not sure, (like I wasn’t at first) you can try it out for a month. Remember classes are unlimited, so you can cram as many classes as you can manage in that month!
At the time of writing an annual subscription is £190
(Ive done a quick conversion from dollars for you)
6 months is £112
One month is £19.77
Compare that to the price of a one day class! And remember its all tax deductible :D
I hope this helps, I often see people asking about FABATV on facebook and (like me) wondering how it works!
Hello 2 everybody, My name is Tanya Dubravec. I live in a small country called Croatia which is in quite a crisis, although for the public they release it all nicely packed. It has been more than 12 years since l started face painting and until a year ago I didn’t even try to make a living from what I truly love to do.
In our country there aren’t many artists in this field and the ones who are can be counted on the fingers of one hand, therefore there are no workshops or gatherings and the only store with colours for body paint is the Kryolan store that opened recently. Until 2 years ago I had no idea that there were other brands except Kryolan like Grimas and Superstar... Can you imagine my thrill when I discovered Diamond FX, TAG, Mehron, ect. Can you imagine my joy when I discovered that somewhere in the world is actually one big family which I could only dream of??... I am a mother of three children, and perhaps with that I have an excuse as to why I haven’t devoted myself to research and the realization of my dreams but now that I finally opened my eyes I realized how much I am actually behind. Most of my work, which you can see on my Facebook page, Body Art by Tanya, is sponsored out of my own pocket because of all the circumstances there was no other way than each earned penny saved and invested in materials and in the hope that one day all that hard work and sacrifice would pay off. The only interest in our country in this form of art is face painting for kids. So thank you The Face Painting Shop that you have decided to publish my work because for me this is reward with special meaning and it will certainly help me keep my chin up and move on forward!
Maybe some would not class me as a body paint artist because actually I haven’t any project with entire body covered to publish but the main reason is just that finances at present materials and postage are simply too big bite for our thin budgets. Last year l tried with belly painting but as far as our government drove fancy cars our country’s mentality is just still underdeveloped. In a few months I managed to find only one pregnant woman for belly painting (I was literally asking every pregnant woman l saw on the street)... Luckily for me, my creativity was recognized by non-profit organization RODA which helps parents with new born children and they helped me find a couple of pregnant women for my album with belly painting. Image with Scrat from Ice Age is one of the pictures in that album and we are still working on that album. The time required for making Scrat on cracking ice was around 3h with short breaks and the colours I used were: Diamond FX Black, White, Essential Medium Skin and Yellow; Camelon Robin Egg, SeaBlue, Orange Juice, Fleur de Lise and Coffee Brown, Superstar Line White and Ziva metalic blue; Kryolan Grey and Bad Ass stencil for snowflakes.
Big kisses to you all from Croatia
How amazing is this body paint by Anna Lingis and Zoe Newlove on model Hayley Sams, as part of a project called Mythical Creatures.
This was created with Global Colours face and body paint.
Mad Hatters Tea Party in Park Lane London
Well I have just got back from a lovely day painting at the London Taxi Driver’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Grosvenor House Hotel!
What an absolute blast!
The charity was formed in 1928 for underprivileged children, and every year they host a party and various outings for children and their carers. Taxi driver, Raymond, and his wife, Maureen Levy organised this event.
It was my first time, but some of the other painters/balloon modellers have been doing it for years. Denise Mountstephens from Angel Faces is the leading lady, rounding up all of us face painters and balloon people, she has been in charge of that side of things for about 15 years! (but has been involved for even longer than that.) Debz Mills wrote something on her facebook page about her experience last year which really touched me… “My most memorable face painting moment was a beautiful girl who was blind I made a point of explaining the feel of the colours and texture of brushes and exactly what I was painting she was so happy. I will never forget her. Xx” What a privilege to be able to give these children such a happy experience!
There were celebrities in attendance, but I have to confess I didn’t know who they were! Now had it been Jude Law or David Beckham I might have stood more of a chance! But Joe Swash - presenter and “Im a Celebrity” King of the jungle was there and was snapped by Val Hayllar, and “Tiffany” from Eastenders, was also present, along with Pearly Kings and Queens, Marching Bands, Gymnastics displays, “Elvis”, and a Choir singing the songs from Frozen, with me and Paula Southern belting out the lyrics from the back of the hall! Of course I knew who the Cheeky Girls were, and embarrassingly was able to sing along with them too.
In total there were 12 Face Painters and 8 balloon modellers in our little spot, and the queue of children just kept coming, Kate Lock did a magnificent job of queue managing when it just got too mad!
In a Facebook message after the event, Maureen Levy (the organiser) said: "Just want to say a great big THANK YOU to all the painters who came and worked so hard at our party at the Grosvenor House yesterday. Just spoke to Joe Swash's mum and she said Joe and her thought you were all amazing. So glad they came over to you! I have just been crying reading thank you emails from grateful parents and carers who said how special we all made their children feel. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Maureen and Raymond xx"
It was lovely to be a part of it, working as part of a great team of people, and I hope to be involved again in future!
Click for the pictures from the event
Here is my first blog entry for The Face Painting Shop and I am delighted to have been asked to be here!
I thought I would start with a quick review of some brushes which I have noticed people on facebook groups asking about!
The Loew Cornell Flora Brush: No. 10, Loew Cornell dagger Brush: 1/4 inch and the Loew Cornell double filbert brush: No. 8. (Also a size 0 liner brush.)
They are all quite wonderful, but they are all different and do take a bit of practice to get used to, and see what they can do.
In the first picture I have loaded the no. 12 Flora Brush with white (right up to the metal of the brush) and then I have dipped the tip into Global Dark Blue (an absolute MUST in your kit, it is so beautiful, not just for double dipping but as a brilliant alternative to black for linework, and as with all the Globals – no staining!)
Anyway back to the painting, You will see I have made a flower shape by simply laying the brush down flat with the point towards the centre. You can get a lot of other shapes from this brush though, as you can see by varying the angle you lay it down. Give it a go, you will suddenly LOVE doing flowers, I guarantee!
In picture 2, I have added some leaves. For this step I have used a loew cornell “Dagger brush” I have only just discovered this brush and I LOVE it! I loaded it on a global green Fun Stroke (Congo) with the longest side in the darker colour. Then I just played around with it pressing, twisting and releasing the brush until you get lovely long leaves with that beautiful point.
Pic 3 shows a thin white Loew Cornell liner brush which can do lovely dots as well as thin to thick lines. Drag, press, release to get the effect shown here.
Picture 4 shows the Loew Cornell double filbert brush. I had this in my kit for over a year before I learned how to use it! Now it is my go to brush for daisies and other small petal flowers. Load it well, then press from the outer edge of the flower, drawing in to the center. I have used white, but it is equally nice in a dark red or blue, it can be anything you like! Finally I went back with my dagger brush and created very fine, grassy flicks coming out from the daisy petals.
I hope this helps, Loew Cornell are such brilliant quality brushes, I love them!
In fact I might just have to order some more (you can never have too many right?)
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