Facepaint Wiki

AGGIE’S ANSWERS

21-Mar-2017

Painter

Aggie used to be our resident Agony Auntie. We’ve reproduced the questions and answers here as not much changes in the land of face painting! Everything she covered is just as pertinent now.

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Avatar

20-Mar-2017

Product

The movie sensation of the decade has given us yet another popular design for face and body painters. It was almost made for us! Except it’s harder than it looks because the face shape has changed so much, which we can’t easily achieve!

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Baby Wipes

21-Mar-2017

Painter

We have been concerned for a long time about problems with baby wipes that a lot of people use to remove face paint. These should not be used on the face, they sometimes contain alcohol and can sting or bring on a rash.

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Brushing up on brushes

21-Mar-2017

Product

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BRUSH
Every painter feels like a kid in a sweetie shop when they see an array of brushes to choose from, but they can be expensive and it can be difficult to know which flavours you will like!
If you look after them well, your brushes should last for years and become your best friends.
Here's how to do both.

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Contracts

21-Mar-2017

Painter

It is very important that you always have a contract before you set out on a job. The contract should set out your agreed fee, where you will be working, and contact phone numbers at the very least. Being clear about arrangements helps both you and your client.

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Customer Feedback

21-Mar-2017

Product Painter

Our customers love us!

We thought it would be nice to share what they've said - so here is some 100% genuine feedback.

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Diamond FX Neon (or UV) Paints Safety

21-Mar-2017

Product

For those concerned about the safety of these products due to the labelling, we have the following statement from Diamond FX:

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Disclaimer

21-Mar-2017

Painter

This document is available in laminated form from our shop. We have reproduced the text here in case you would like to make your own.

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Do I need a DBS check?

21-Mar-2017

Painter

We have revised our previous article which was called “To CRB or not the CRB” in the light of changes to legislation.

DBS stands for Disclosure and Barring Service, and is roughly the equivalent of what used to be called a CRB check. This was always a contentious subject, with many agents and corporate employers demanding that face painters have one before they would give them work.

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DVDs

21-Mar-2017

Product

DVDs can be a fantastic way to learn the techniques and designs of respected professionals in the comfort of your own home. Here are the details of some of our favourites:

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Face Painted Fairies

21-Mar-2017

Product

We are pleased to stock these little book of designs by Suzanne, an inspirational artist if ever we saw one. There are sweet stories about each fairy illustrated, and although the book is small, the pictures are clear and the designs simple enough not to need any further explanation, which is good because there is none! A book for every facepainter's kit we think, and compact enough to take with you!

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Facepaint UK Kits

21-Mar-2017

Product

If you're not sure what you need to set up we have collated detailed information on the facepainting kits available at Facepaint UK. All are based on the Grimas stacking system that keeps your set up neat and tidy, and can be built upon if you find you fall in love with facepainting, as so many do. We are called, variously, facepainting addicts, tackle tarts and worse. Don't worry about that, just enjoy!

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Facepaint UK Specials

21-Mar-2017

Product

We are constantly on the lookout for unique and helpful products. Here's a section about them, with extra details.

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Going for Gold

20-Mar-2017

Product

After the umpteenth request for information on what to use to paint a body gold (or silver), and how to apply it, we've decided it's time to give definitive set of instructions!
It's obviously a very popular effect, and we agree it can look fantastic, if done properly. I do recall seeing a dreadful version on TV once which is a shame as it's actually quite easy to do well, even for a novice.

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Grimas Make Up

21-Mar-2017

Product Painter

Grimas Make up in the little grey pots that stack so neatly has probably been one of the most popular brands of water based make up amongst professional face painters, yet it has remained amazingly uncommercial and even difficult to find in the UK. We were privileged to be the guests of the small Dutch company that owns Grimas and we spent a delightful couple of days exploring the product and being shown around.

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How to Choose Your Face Painter

21-Mar-2017

Painter

If you are looking to hire a professional face painter, it can be confusing and difficult to select who would be best for your special event. Here are a few guidelines to help you decide on who to choose:

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How to Find Work

21-Mar-2017

Painter

If you have just started looking for work as a face painter you need to be prepared to do some voluntary work to start with. This will help you to speed up, get yourself known and give you practice with all the popular designs. If there are other face painters in the same area talk to them and become friends, don't try to undercut them as you will end up working for peanuts and they will hate you. If they are much more experienced they may be happy to pass you some work they might turn down due to budgets and also to help you. Be grateful. Do not poach their clients.

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Insurance

21-Mar-2017

Painter

It is pretty essential that face painters are covered by Public Liability Insurance if they are working professionally, but not a legal requirement.

Even a friend may feel like suing you if you spill black paint over their white shag pile. Insurance is not there to compensate people who develop an allergy, it is to compensate for accidents and accidents can happen.

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Invoicing

21-Mar-2017

Painter

You may not be familiar with what's needed for a commercial invoice. Here is a useful explanation, and a sample invoice.

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Mad as a Hatter

21-Mar-2017

Product

Tim Burton has re-imagined the Mad Hatter with help from the delicious Johnny Depp. It's become a popular design for face painters and make-up artists, and we're here to help!
We have intentionally stocked all the items needed to create 'the look'. Here's a bit of a 'how to' and the products you will need.

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New to facepainting?

21-Mar-2017

Painter

So you're new to the facepainting world! Welcome, put your seat belt on, it can be a bumpy ride! It can also be a lot of fun, really rewarding, and EVERYONE (professional) seems to get told "that's the best facepainting I've ever seen". It's a wonderful ego boost, a child's smile as they look in the mirror is worth a thousand Thank You's (they often forget, bless).

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Painters' FAQ

21-Mar-2017

Product Painter

Here are the answers to the questions that we get asked most often! There are more detailed answers to more specific questions from working painters in Aggie's Answers.

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Paradise Triple Load Brush and One Stroke Painting

21-Mar-2017

Painter

After playing with this brush and getting some interesting effects, we have been wondering how you are supposed to use it! We asked the manufacturers (Mehron) and at last we have a reply, and this is what they say:

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RAINBOW PAINT

21-Mar-2017

Product

We used to sell our own wonderful Rainbow Paint at Facepaint UK, and lots of you fell in love with it!
OK, so some people are had a bit of trouble, so here are some brief instructions along with some examples of what can be done with any 'split cake' paint.

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Starting Out

21-Mar-2017

Painter

Have you ever thought "I could do that!" when watching a face painter?

Well maybe you could!

Face painting is an incredibly rewarding activity whether it is just for fun on your children and their friends, or you dream of becoming a professional. You will always have grateful admirers and happy photos, even if your artwork ends up hot and sticky, covered in candy floss and going up and down on a bouncy castle.

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Temptu Temporary Tattoos

20-Mar-2017

Product

TEMPTU PRO has been producing long-lasting body art products and innovative cosmetics for over twenty-five years. When the original TEMPTU PRO All-Ink Transfer was invented for the 1981 movie “Tattoo,” it became an overnight success with Hollywood makeup pros and body artists alike.

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The London School of Facepainting

21-Mar-2017

Painter

It is with regret that the London School of Facepainting has decided not to continue with offering classes for the foreseeable future.

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