What happens at the Coffee Morning
By Rosemary Black
In June I was very lucky to get a Tuesday to attend the free monthly coffee morning at the Eleven17 studios above The Face Painting Shop. The coffee morning is FREE, although you do need a ticket. Tickets are available when the event is announced on Facebook.
While each coffee morning ..
My Face Paint Must Haves by Emma Green
Hi guys I’m Emma a face painter based in Worcester UK, I have been painting for 3 years, I am really enjoying my journey so far in the face painting community.
For my first blog I thought I'd talk to you about my favourite painty products.
Face Painting shops ¾ inch Short angled brush
This brush is ..
Let’s be Eco Warriors!
So, a couple of weeks ago, after a bit of a strongly worded conversation with Alex about who got to use the car that I pay for (which I lost so he could get to a brass band thing he signed up for AFTER I’d already been booked…) I had to get the train to a gig. Yes, I’m serious, but I’m still gonna marry the bastard. Not that I’m still annoyed about..
The Game Changers
Hey yoouuu guuuuyssss! I hope you are all well and getting ready for the start of Summer - crazy season! I don’t know if it’s been the same for you but the first part of this year was a little quiet for business in these parts – I was starting to get a little worried to be honest! Luckily summer is shaping up to be SUPER BUSY and I’m e..
The French Body Panting Awards 2019
At the beginning of the month I competed at the French Body painting
awards, and was so excited to get the photo’s back the other day, so I
thought I would tell you all about it, from concept and design to the actual
event itself. For those of you that have been thinking about competing, I
hope this gives you a little bit of insight..
A SATURDAY IN THE LIFE OF A FACE PAINTER – BY JANE HARDING
Hi everyone, how are you? Keeping busy I hope… I certainly have been, hence why I’ve not had a chance to write a blog in a few weeks. Over the Easter break (which falls a week later in Leicestershire, compared to the rest of the country); I worked 17 days straight at various events. Then almost as soon as that was over we we..
Make Up Palettes
Make up palettes are a good addition to our face painting kits, especially with festival and wedding season upon us. Teens and pre-teens love the look of an open make-up box and have even asked for selfies with my hard-to-obtain palette by a famous Instagram MUA.
They look pretty but do they deliver? And what do us face painters need in a make up palette?
Festivals – A Quick Guide
By Joni Nettleship
Do you do them? If so, do you pay pitch fees? How much? Is it pay per face and how much do you charge? How long do you paint for and what time do you pack away? Do you paint after sunset?
Festival season is looming and you need to keep your wits about you if you want to remain sane and end up with a profit. I..
Superstar Fluorescent Glitter Swatch
I love a delivery from the face painting shop just as much as the next person, there is always something really exciting inside, especially when it’s a bloggers box! We never know what we are going to get. When we got the Whacky Whistles I was practically bouncing off the walls, and when I asked Alex if we could buy loads of them to give out..
If you’ve ever been asked to paint a mermaid on an arm and drawn a complete blank, then this is the blog for you. I got the inspiration for this mermaid from a polymer clay artist, because inspiration is everywhere. Even slightly human proportions can go very wrong very quickly, and before you know it your mermaid has giant boobs and no arms. S..
Face Painting and Autism Awareness Month
Hi all, well here we are in in April already, if you didn’t know it’s Autism Awareness Month so I thought I would write my blog this time on face painting children and adults with additional needs. Before I had my two little boys, my career was spent helping people on the Autistic Spectrum, so it is a subject clo..
DO FACE PAINTERS NEED A DBS CHECK? By Jane Harding
Hi everyone, I’m going to talk about something that’s pretty boring today, but it’s really essential as a Face Painter to know about this stuff. Firstly because we work directly with children, but also because you will inevitably get asked by potential clients if you have a current DBS Check and it will benefit you to know ..
Keeping It Simple
By Joni Nettleship
We all want to paint fast, easy faces and as a busy face painter I need my designs to be done in 2-5 minutes. All these photos are on the job and were done super quick. I didn’t use any one strokes at all, I love one strokes but spend too long loading the things. When I really have to knock out a design I prefer metallic and pearl paints, rai..
Dragons are coming… I mean, Winter is coming.
Those of us who are ‘Game of Thrones’ fans have been counting down for a very long time for the start of the final season, and the time is nearly upon us! I’ve been re-watching the whole series again from the beginning (as I’m sure other people have been too!) in order to refresh myself ready for Sunday 14th April, and it ga..
WHAT’S A JAM?! – By Jane Harding
*Hands up… this blog was meant to be out in February… but you know what it’s like, Life Happens! So, apologies to anyone that’s been waiting for this, but it’s here now :) It’s quite a long one, so go grab a coffee and biscuit!
I thought it would be helpful to some people if I wrote this blog about JAMs, because there has been a fair few ..