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..
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 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..
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! 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 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...
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..
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?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..
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!
Pricing “How much should I charge for face painting?” This question crops up time and time and time again on Facebook groups. So how much do YOU charge? I bet it’s more now than when you started, but how did you come up with your initial rate? Most people look around at what other face painters in their area are doing and charge a bit les..
Happy New Year painters!!! This week I want to talk about something that every face painter out there has had to deal with at some time or another… ending the line! We aren’t in this business to turn people away, or ruin anyone’s day by refusing to paint their child, but, like everyone else, we have a start time and an end time, and we are paid accordingly. We ha..
The new year is about breaking bad habits for me. An often overlooked bad habit for face-painters is our posture and health. We work multiple hour jobs, sitting or on our feet, leaning forward and our kit can be heavy. I can finish a long day and feel like I’m 80 years old! So I’ve teamed up with one of my very best friends, Keira May to talk through you some pose..