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.)&..
Diversifying Your Business: running workshops This week’s blog will talk you through how to earn money through diversifying your business; in particular, teaching children’s face painting workshops. Kids love to be painted but they love painting themselves even more. From the 4 year old who instantly becomes Hulk with a muddy-green, watery face to the quie..
My 2 minute, full face, rainbow unicorn. The most requested design of the summer and it’s still going strong. Here’s how to knock out a full face unicorn in less than 2 minutes.(video done on the job at my usual weekend lunchtime gig, model is my daughter hence the roughness lol. Products used; homemade neon rainbow cake, TAG pearl white, Global fun stroke Paris, G..
When It All Goes Wrong It will happen to you and if it hasn’t yet, its just a matter of time. The messed-up design, the forgotten party, the upset parent. Mostly things run smoothly but sometimes things do go wrong and, believe it or not, it’s okay, the child will be happy, the host can be recompensed, the parent placated. We learn from our mistakes and should actually be gra..
I’m like you, a working face painter who spends Saturdays in noisy halls painting Spiderman and unicorns on sweaty, overexcited children. We love our work but sometimes it can be tricky; at busy birthday parties speed is of the essence, especially if the children are quite young. This week’s blog post is about face painting on the job and how your kit can help you speed up while maintaining..