The Need for Speed When I first started out face painting, I sought out advice from a very experienced painter in my area, whom is now a great friend. Amongst all of the wonderful advice she gave me, I remember she told me that I should eventually be able to paint around 15 faces an hour. At the time, I was averaging about 15 minutes a face! So was quite overwhelmed
Let’s talk about instagram, part 2 In part 1 I covered the basics of Instagram and getting started with it. In this post, part 2, I’m going to talk about the business tools, how to make the most of them, and some of the extra features. How to make your profile a business profile There are so many benefits of turning your profile into a..
Hi Everyone! I hope that you have all enjoyed the rest week between Halloween finishing and the Christmas jobs starting! The season starts for me on Saturday, with a ‘switching on of the lights’ event, and I am both horrified that it’s not even December yet, and yet really looking forward to the Christmas tunes! With this event in mind, I have created a little video showing three super ea..
Festive Foliage step-by-step Excited for Christmas? In our house we don’t decorate till after my husband’s December birthday so I have to fit all my festive fantasy into my face-painting. I’ve seen lots of holly berry tutorials this week but I want to show you a couple of other wintery wonders to pepper into your designs. I’ve also done a time lapse so you can see ho..
Training Tried and Tested, a Review Practice makes perfect, it’s a well known fact. We learn through making mistakes, appraisal and creating muscle memory. When I started face painting, I printed out a face chart and laminated it and that’s how I practiced, but the plastic is far too smooth, and the colours don’t show very well. After a few months (I don’t know why I wait..
PAW PATROL STEP BY STEPS BY JANE HARDINGHi There!Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my/our blogs, we all really appreciate you taking the time to read and watch every week, so thank you all for your ongoing support.I am sure some of you out there are aware or have seen the 4 Paw Patrol Step By Steps (SBS’s) I created earlier this year. I am aware they have been shared ..
I’ve got the Powder Rosemary Black Not everyone uses or knows what pigment powders are for so I thought I’d do a quick run down of the ones I own. Someone recently asked on the Facebook tips group what they should use for dripping paint tears instead of acrylic(!!). Pigment powders are the answer. I use them on adult faces mostly. They stay put a..
The Joker Step By Step Face and Body Paint A few weeks ago I posted ‘A Beginners Guide to Body Painting’ and talked about painting ‘The Joker’ as a good design for your portfolio, especially if you are just starting out. I then decided that I would also paint The Joker, and do a step by step for you. Before I start I will raise my hands to a couple of things. 1) I h..
We survived Halloween 2018! I didn’t take on quite as much work as I usually do this year, and it was lovely to be able to spend some of the evening with my family, so it was a successful one all round for me! This week I want to talk about magic. Face painting has the potential to bring genuine magic to a child, and yesterday I experienced this in the most amazing way. I’ll ..
Buy from the High street? Think Again! Hey y’all! Halloween time has been and gone already and I hope you have survived, with backs intact and pockets heavier! Is everyone Halloweened-out? I hope not…..This week I thought I’d have a little fun. Whenever I’m out shopping at the high street or supermarket, I’m always drawn to the Hallowe..
Making Your Own Rainbow Cakes Making your own rainbow cakes isn’t as hard as you might think and once you start it’s pretty hard to stop, you can create the colour blends you want and it’s satisfying seeing the amount of cakes you can get from just a few solid colours. It’s a good way to use up any spare paint and if you haven’t got any empty containers just use lids.
Teaching Gore A few weeks ago I wrote about how you can add to your income by running children’s ‘learn to face paint’ workshops. This week I’m talking about teaching gore and sfx because kids ABSOLUTELY LOVE it no matter the time of year. There are several reasons why your workshops will be a success; Children are fascinated by blood and yucky stuff and ar..
Stencils Stencils are lifesavers. You know this. They’re the best way to beat a queue, get a design on a squirmy child AND they look incredibly effective when done right. No, they’re not ‘cheating’, no they’re not ‘the easy way out’ and no, they’re not ‘simple to use’ (who hasn’t overloaded their sponge and dabbed on a watery mess? I know I have.)&..
My Top 5 Tips To Dealing with Difficult CustomersBy Jane HardingHello everyone! Welcome back... who saw my ‘Pennywise’ tutorial on The Face Painting Shop YouTube Channel? Did you like it? I hope you found it helpful. If you haven’t seen it, ‘Go check it out!’ Today, it’s all about those dreaded difficult customers!We’ve all been there, doing our best..
Let’s talk about Instagram, Part One When I first wrote this, it came to about 3 and a half thousand words, and even I couldn’t be bothered with reading it, so I have split it into 2 parts. This ‘part’ is going to talk about getting started with instagram and how to overcome that pesky little algorithm, and part 2 will talk about Instagram business tools and tips.&nb..