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 SimpleBy 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 ..
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.