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 ..
The Life of a Face Painter (continued)Joni Nettleship Friday evening and it’s an office job – painting for a charity fundraiser, the place is nice and the people who booked me are lovely, I’m offered Prosecco and as much food as I can take home. A few women come to get glittered and as the drink flows the men approach. They ask for the usual silly things whi..
Fast Designs After a long, slow few months after Christmas, it’s getting to that time again where some of us might have a few ppf’s coming up, wether that’s a particular village fete you do every year or an exciting new event. I have also been asked by a client to give examples of fast designs to show her boss, as they have 100 children attending a 3 hour event (and I can t..
My Top 5 Products Ok, so I like to think I have a relatively minimal kit as it is but this is hard! What I have also decided to do is paint up a few designs you can do with the 5 products I have chosen, because I think it can be very easy to forget just how versatile our products can be! 1: Well, by Kate’s same logic, if your brushes are all in one pot..
Product Review: Lick and Lashes pigment powder in cobalt I admit it, I’ve always been a bit scared of powder pigments, they’re loose and well, powdery, and dry bottled make up intimidates me big style… like.. how much should you put on your brush? What if I tip up the jar? And oh no look at all the fallout… But in the spirit of challenging myself I tri..
BATMAN CHEEK ART – TIMELAPSEI’m often asked for “just something quick on their cheek”. I know this can often strike dread into the minds of face painters, because those designs can be incredibly intricate and the most difficult to achieve. So I thought I’d share with you, how I paint a quick batman on the cheek. It small, quick, easy and the kids love it!
A WEEKEND IN THE LIFE OF A FACE PAINTERJoni Nettleship Friday 3.30pmIt’s an after-school kids’ party at a restaurant that has a soft play area, the place is closed to the public and the mums sit at the bar drinking wine, the children are excited and queue up for their numbers, I get to the promised 20 expecting an extra 2 or 3 but today it’s ok, no surpr..
How to build a website and why you absolutely need one! As far as I am concerned you can’t be in any kind of business and not have a website, it is so important! Not only does it mean that all of the information about you and your business is in one place for your clients to see easily, you can also be found via google search, and it makes your business more trustworthy.&n..
This week’s tutorial is based on the blue and bronze of Ravenclaw. I’m using my new Ooh stencil for the first time and I am so impressed. I’m not a big stencil user usually but I will definitely incorporate this one into more designs.
Face Painting and Prosecco Nights Bit bored with kids’ parties? Enjoy helping people? Like some extra income? You could try throwing a ‘Face Paint and Prosecco’ evening for adults. A while ago I noticed the trend for night time cocktail and craft parties and crochet and chat nights, they seemed popular, a chance for people to get out the house, socialise and learn a new ski..
Hello everyone! Today I am tackling that question that I see asked nearly every single day (ok not quite, but a lot!) about INSURANCE! I sent out the following email to various companies in the hope that they might be able to help. Good morningI was wondering if you would be able to put together an email or a chart for me detailing PLI insurance cover for face painting, Spec..
HOW TO PAINT A CUTE LOVE HEART DESIGNHi Everyone!Welcome back and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I hope you enjoyed this quick and super cute little love heart design, perfect to paint on the arm, cheek or reposition the rainbows to place on the forehead.My TOP TIP for this design is to practice your one stroke whilst twisting the brush. It can be a little tricky at first, but just keep ..
For this design, inspired by my own Hogwarts house, I wanted to focus on the under eye with trailing snakey tendrils. The Face Painting Shop dagger brushes are great for these thin-to-thick lines. Rosemary x
TOP 5 BRUSHES Joni NettleshipThere are so many makes, sizes and shapes of brushes, it can sometimes be hard to know what to buy, especially when first starting out. Here are my top five favourite brushes:Jestpaint ‘Bolt’ brushes. These little yellow handled pieces of genius have a particularly bulbous brush so make perfect thin to thick lines. They take some ..
My Top Five Products I was at a job with a painty colleague the other day and we had a lull, and started to talk about our ‘rescue-from-a-fire face painting products’ – so if (and I know, I know - you don’t EVER want to envisage this) your kit was on fire – what would you save? If like me, you have a ridiculous amount of kit and adore shopping for face pai..