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Face Painting and Prosecco Nights
Created: 05/03/2019Comments: 0
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..
Public Liability Insurance
Created: 20/02/2019Comments: 2
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..
Created: 14/02/2019Comments: 0
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 ..
Eye Design Inspired by Slytherin
Created: 12/02/2019Comments: 0
  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 ..
Joni's Top 5 Brushes
Created: 11/02/2019Comments: 0
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 ..
Created: 11/02/2019Comments: 0
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..
Wonder Woman Step By Step
Created: 08/02/2019Comments: 0
WONDER WOMAN STEP BY STEPS BY JANE HARDINGHello Again!I hope this quick little Blog/Step By Step finds you well? After a somewhat quiet January (gig wise), I am looking forward to some exciting jobs I’ve managed to book in for the year to come.I am also excited to be having Sunday off this week (10th Feb) to attend the Midlands Jam being help up in Chesterfield. This will be my..
Smashing Gender Stereotypes
Created: 04/02/2019Comments: 1
SMASHING GENDER STEREOTYPESJONI NETTLESHIP How do you deal with it? The icky parent who overturns their son’s request for a unicorn or rejects their daughter’s desire to be a superhero because it just doesn’t fit with their ideas of gender identity. In their first years all children love colour – both male and female toddlers love rainbows, flowe..
Practice and Inspiration
Created: 30/01/2019Comments: 0
 January is usually quieter for most of us so it is the perfect time to do something I don’t do enough of any more; PRACTICE. I would like to rangle more adult face-painting this year so I am creating new eye designs. But what to use for inspiration? You can always use other painters work as a reference, I like to analyse Brierly Thorpe and Caroline Tropicalbird’s on-the-job ..
OOH! Look What's New!
Created: 29/01/2019Comments: 0
OOH! Look What’s New! Joni Nettleship I love a good stencil. Who doesn’t? They’re life-savers at busy events and can add a bit of wow to your everyday designs. I’ve blogged about stencils before but I wanted to introduce you to my new favourites (and I haven’t been paid to say this, as usual my blogs are truthful and objective) a range of easy to use and ..
Simple Belly Art Step-By-Step
Created: 29/01/2019Comments: 1
Simple Bump Painting Step By Step Hi everyone! Today I have a simple Belly Art step by step. If I’m honest I sort of made it up as I went along but I knew I wanted to do something with lots of line work and then I went from there! Step 1The First thing I did was lay my background down, using 3 filbert brushes and DFX Uv Pink, Uv Purple and UV Blue...
Created: 21/01/2019Comments: 0
What’s in a (business) name? Hello everyone, did you have a good Christmas and New Year? I had a great festive season, Alex  and I (you will have seen Alex featured in my Joker Step by Step Post) got engaged! Now, I’m not just bragging for the sake of it, believe it or not it is actually relevant to what I have to say! Ok bragging a little bit, but that’s allowed right..
Talking About Wrigglers
Created: 21/01/2019Comments: 0
So today I’m going to be talking about wrigglers! This blog post has been inspired by a party that I did last weekend, where the children, while all lovely, were absolutely the squirmiest wriggliest children ever! It sounds funny, but we all know that it can be stressful, both for the painter and the paintee, and most times means that your finished paint is not even close to your best work. W..
To P.P.F or Not to P.P.F?
Created: 21/01/2019Comments: 1
To P.P.F or Not to P.P.F?By Jane Harding Hello everyone… Happy New Year! Assuming you are all up to your necks in Tax Returns and Event Planning for the rest of January, I thought it might be helpful to some of you if I shared my views on Pay Per Face (PPF) events. Love it or hate it, PPF is something all face painters have done at some point and constantly get requested t..
A Few Tips on Marketing
Created: 21/01/2019Comments: 0
Happy New Year to all my face painting friends and colleagues, I hope you all had a marvellous Christmas!  Now that all the festivities are out of the way it’s time to knuckle down to work and January is the perfect time to hit your marketing hard to get that diary nice and full up for 2019.  I’ve compiled 5 top marketing tips to help you do this – good luck!  F..