Due to circumstances out of our control, Olga Meleca has had to cancel the workshops next week, Olga will be rearranging her dates for the very near future so please be assured the classes will still go ahead. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Here it is…the fierce new colour from Superstar! So, as I was lucky enough to get my hands on it early, and thought I’d use this Warrior design to do a bit of a review :)
Well, you open the pot and fall in love…first thing that hit me was the colour, it looks almost like a flat grey until you introduce a wet brush to it, and then the magic starts! It’s definitely not a flat colour! The sheen is incredible, and as you start to paint, you notice a steely blueness within the dark graphite grey.
This paint mixes to a lovely consistency that you can use thicker for solid metallic bases, (I applied it thick to the eyelids and the lips) and for linework that goes on and on for miles. Whether you’re using a brush or a sponge, this paint simply behaves well. I also tried using it very thin as a sheen (see the cheeks) It gave a lovely shimmery finish, with the advantage of being able to paint a sharp edge to blend out from.
Talking of blending…it’s my favourite thing about Superstar paints, and Graphite doesn’t disappoint. Unlike other paints, you can blend from shimmer to flat colours easily, and because it’s so dark, blending it into light colours or white is really effective.
I love shading, and when it comes to shading any metallic or shimmer colour, this is perfect. You don’t lose the shimmer by shading with a flat colour, but Graphite gives a depth of colour that will darken a base layer beautifully. If you’re familiar with painting with watercolours, think ‘Indigo’, Graphite is not the same colour, but has the same value. Also, if you’re painting something black, you can use Graphite for highlighting. Thinned down, this is a gorgeous way to add drop shadows to spiders and anything you want to paint ‘dark’…should be pretty useful at Halloween!
I really can see this colour becoming invaluable to me, I like to carry as little paint as possible when I’m out working, and this will undoubtedly earn its place in my kit just for being a multi-tasker!
You can order Graphite – 223 in 16g and 45g, in the UK from The Face Painting Shop, and in the US from Sillyfarm.
Our brand new studio is now ready for hire.
Perfect for anyone that has a project that they would like to shoot professionaly.
Our studio is available to face and body painters, makeup artists, collages and photography groups.
As professional face and body painters painters ourselves we in the past have found it extremely difficult to find a professional space / studio to paint our designs and photograph them professionally, either for our website, update our portfolio or for a client.
The Face Painting Shop now boasts a fully professional studio for hire, including 3 backdrops, full lighting and a professional make up area.
Prices start from £20.00
To book studio time call us on 01375 768773
This will be Olga Meleca's first trip to UK,
She will be teaching some of the signature face designs, and the design techniques she employs, that have made her world famous in the field of Face and Body Art.
Are you a face and body painting instructor that needs a professional space to teach in?
Look no further, The Face Painting Shop now have a brand new training studio, for up to 20 students, including a full photography studio for every one to take professional pictures of there work on the day, and private parking.
Contact us on 01375 768773 for more information.
We are super excited to announce that the amazing Margi Kanter will be at The Face Painting Shop training studio to teach her unique style of face painting on Sunday 13th October 2013.
Class Description- In this 6 hour workshop Margi will break down the basic cartooning
concepts for her amazing Nose art-imation. This class will include 6 hours of brush
technique and cartoon building.
Margi will go over the products and brushes she uses to create her colorful masterpieces.
She will build the characters from the inside out creating levels of paint that work together
so that your creations are clean, bold, and functional.
We will teach a segment on different eyes and face shapes to show different emotions.
Margi will break down the cartoons into shapes and help you to figure out proper
placement for each design for the most animation.Margi will teach you different ways to
shape hands and feet from basic to more complicated.
Margi will incorporate demonstration and practice techniques for each individual part of
the cartoon from mouth expressions to hand and foot design.
She will teach outlining techniques and demonstrate easy ways to highlight your
After we work out the concepts we will begin building a basic penguin and create straight
on as well as side facing designs. Margi will dabble in her silly one eyed designs and
show you how to create images that are simplistic masterpieces of which will open your
mind to create your own designs.
The final part of class will open your mind and allow you to work on creating your own
designs and placement. A group discussion on each individual design will show just
how much you learned. . To share... is to learn.
To book on this work shop please click here
Work on our new retail shop is well under way, and painting walls is so so boring...so we have had more than enough time to think of a few new ideas, the first being - we love blogs! but find that us face and body painters don't really blog much, this needs to change, blogging is a great way of getting your business out there. So we want all you face and body painters to start blogging, we want you to send us a link to your blog so we can read it on a regular basis and on the 1st of December 2013 we will be giving an award (a real trophy) to the best blogger in the industry.
Its FREE to set up a blog, there are many sites that you can use including Blogger.com and Tumbler
Come on you lot, the make up artists of this world put us face painters to shame on the blogging front, start blogging about what we do best.....creating amazing art
Share your blogs on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Face-Painting-Shop/275768715777599?ref=hl
We were overwhelmed by the number of entries to our logo competition.
The competition was a real big ask as our logo is not a simple design, but the face and body painters excelled.
The reults are :
1st Place - Miss Kate Monroe
Special Mentions to :
And last by no means least Mrs KJ
Well done to everyone that took part in the competition
We are still recovering from the fab weekend that was Paintopia!
Jennie Roberts and her team put on a fantastic festival which face and body painters from far and wide attended, held in the stunning grounds of Dunston Hall. The weekend was full of fun, si fi madness and laughs.
With competitions and workshops from Pashur and Jay Bautista, there was some thing for everyone.
We had the honnor of being sponsers of the Professors Apprentice competition that was won by Professor - Lorraine Taylor &
Apprentice - Alison Bessant