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Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by kingsmeadmama on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:15 am

I just rec'd my first ever rainbow cake from Silly Farm last week. (At the time that I ordered it, I didn't realize that there were other options out there). The paint is in a little container, that is about an inch deep. I'm finding it a bit tricky to load my sponge, as the paint doesn't come to the top of the container. I find it hard to drag the sponge accross the paint because the sponge is very squished in the container and there isn't a lot of room to move it.

I've watched some tutorials by sillyfarm and Lisa Joy Young. It seems to me that the cakes they are using are flush to the top of the containers, and that the containters are much more shallow, which to me, would make it much easier to load the paint.

Does anyone have suggestions or tips that might be helpful to me in this situation? I'm not really in a place where I can afford to replace this cake because of the container. I need to make do for now and would love some ideas on how to do this Smile
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by TinafromNY on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:44 am

Is it a round shape I'm guessing. Is it one of those small ones like the size of a lip gloss pot? I would use a brush instead. The other option is cut the sponge smaller (like in quarters). I guess it doesn't really matter if it's not flush to the top, because even if it was to start, it wouldn't be long before you started using it up and had the same problem anyway. I like to buy the ones that are those little long rectangle shapes, they work great with a sponge or especially a brush. I don't really like round shapes...I have only one, the Wolfe Neon Rainbow and even though it's big and wide, I notice that you can never get the edges as well, so eventually, you end up using up the middle of the pot first.
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by TinafromNY on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:46 am

Another idea...do you have a little rectangle container? If not, maybe buy some cheap candy or mint that comes in a container? Repot the whole thing, then press it down to squish it to the edges of the new container, that should work!
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by kingsmeadmama on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:56 am

Thank you Tina!

It's not a lip gloss sized container, it measures 2.5" accross. Here are a couple of pics to help illustrate what I am talking about.

I'm finding it really hard to get the sponge to the top and bottom of the container. I do like your idea of finding another kind of container. I will keep my eyes peeled for something!



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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by kingsmeadmama on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:59 am

In order to get a full swipe, I really have to squish the sponge into the top and bottom

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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by veelux on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:19 pm

They are like Wolfe rainbow pots. Its easier with 1/4 sponges for sure. The Wolfe ones I had were not my favorite only because the outside color was so small in respect to the rest, really hard to get the colors even on the sponge. These ones look better for that issue.
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by Kris5115 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:42 pm

I use some round sponges that are cut in half which are similar to yours but a little smaller so that they fit better. I have also cut up car wash or grouting sponges to be the size I want so that the fit my various paints.
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:41 pm

I re-potted all of mine into rectangular containers. Very Happy
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by JENDZS on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:57 pm

I squish my sponge - I use the rounded part and can get pretty good coverage that way. The ones with only 4 colors are the best, since they have big enough "lines" of paint. I actually have that rainbow cake and use it in many different ways.
I got some Tag splits with my last order - first time using the rectangular containers. They work well, but no matter what I do, I always end up with plenty of paint on my fingers! Smile
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by barbb919 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:10 pm

when using a sponge I use the rounded side and it works well..and its eaiser to get paint in the eye area without having to press so hard...a trick from Lynn Jamison.
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by fesspenter on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:13 pm

Rectangular containers.
Also, I prefer the Face Paint Forum Shop for color choices, prices, shipping, etc.

I love the TAG 50g rectangular containers to create my own split cakes. I am meeting Jessica of Georgetown tomorrow around noon at the Tim Horton's in Georgetown for a brush & glitter exchange.
I am bringing my full kit with me to play in. You are welcome to come!
xoxo
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by maggie on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:53 pm

I repotted mine and put it on the lid of the container. Good luck!
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by kingsmeadmama on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:43 pm

AH!!!! Fesspainter I would have LOVED to meet you guys! My sister is visiting from Vancouver tomorrow. I would have been there in a heartbeat otherwise! Will you guys please let me know if you are getting together again in the future?

Thank you to everyone for your suggestions!

Are there any tricks to be aware of when it comes to repotting? I'd like to avoid learning any lessons the hard way if I can Wink
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by kingsmeadmama on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:49 pm

Jendzs I would love to see some of your designs with this cake. In all of my two weeks of painting faces - I'm sor of overwhelmed, and not really sure what to do with it LOL!
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by artyfacesbyluz on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:29 pm

I repotted them in a TAG or DFX container, it fits perfect, and before that I used a 1/4 of sponge.
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by Face Painting by Jessica on Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Oh please come visit us Smile

I would re-pot for sure. Good Luck!
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by fesspenter on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:59 pm

And, you could bring your sister from Vancouver with you!
Would she mind being painted upon?
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:35 pm

Wish I could take a road trip tomorrow to meet up with you guys!!!! I love you
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Re: Sillyfarm rainbow cake question

Post by vegas mom on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:34 pm

Heres a off the wall idea. If you have a Sally's around pick up some sponge rollers. Med size. Cut along the seams top and bottom, then cut in 1/2. Voila nice sponge good coverage and just a tad bit smaller should g
Fit into your SF cake just fine. Very Happy
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