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Post by Smiletime on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:27 am

I have a couple big festivals coming up next month. I typically do Birthday parties and Corporate events, so speed isn't such a concern, but at these festivals, I want to try to maximize my profits. The few festivals I have done , I find I am painting too slowly or doing too many full face designs that slow the line. I have my pricing figured out, but are there certain go-to designs that you suggest that give that WOW, but are still quick? I can do a fast butterfly, I have a tiger eye design to replace my full face tiger, a couple one-stroke princesses, a spider, a dolphin, of course a rainbow, but is there anything I NEED to have so I can practice and get a photo for my board before all my October festivals? Is there anything you suggest I do not do? Thanks!
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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:10 pm

Go with Denise boards, I wish I was good with one stroke, but that will save your day.
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Post by Kammy on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:34 pm

Absolutely one-strokes. First gig today, long line, they saved the day and meant I could cut the times right now. I did lots of twinkly rainbows (on girls and boys), butterflies, princess tiaras and star fairy masks!

Kittens were also popular, and really quick once I'd got the design practised and in my head.
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Post by Smiletime on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:06 pm

I tried a one stroke kitten on my daughter today, but I'm not loving it at all...anyone have any pics of a quick kitten?
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Post by katerra77 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:04 pm

Unicorn Tag cake and 3/4 flat brush, white Starblend.
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Post by Smiletime on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:32 am

I love that kitten, especially because it stays away from the eyes and my daughter will actually let me practice that on her!
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Post by Kammy on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:39 am

I don't do a one-stroke kitten, but mine really doesn't take more than a few minutes - it's just a sponged base, then flicks with a small brush and black/brown:
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Post by Kammy on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:41 am

Ooh! Katerra, I love your fantasy one-stroke kitten! I may well have a go at that, and as mentioned, it doesn't go near the eyes so it's great for those children who don't like eye paint. Smile
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Post by katerra77 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:28 am

Thank you!
It was very popular with little girls and their parents at the fair, takes under 3 minutes. No black outlining. You can make ears more kitty like if you do a little wiggle (leaf type stroke) near the brows.
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Post by Perry Noia on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:02 am

this is the cat/dog face that is on my $5 board...


this is the cat on my $10 board...


as long as you make sure that you are charging enough for the time that it takes you to paint them, not everything has to be super fast for PPF. Also, my sample boards have the designs simplified to their most basic version, so that if I have time, I can add a few things to it and they feel that they are getting more for their money than they expected.
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Post by Kammy on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:16 am

katerra77 wrote:Thank you!
It was very popular with little girls and their parents at the fair, takes under 3 minutes. No black outlining. You can make ears more kitty like if you do a little wiggle (leaf type stroke) near the brows.
I think I know what you mean, because I usually do exactly that....but this little girl was wiggling and there was a queue, so I left her happy with what she had. Laughing
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Post by katerra77 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:38 am

I actually regret having too many $5 faces on my board. Parents didn't have a problem paying $10 for full face kitty with a heart shape rhinestone. Actually it was one of the best selling designs.
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