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Post by Mary Gonzalez on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Mary Smile
Actually, I'm not sure if I can even call myself a newbie considering I haven't even really started yet (unless you count doing cat make up with my liquid eyeliner on my sisters for Halloween)! But I just ordered my first paint palette, glitter, stick-on jewels, and convinced my 6 year old twin sisters into letting me practice on them. What's better for two little girls than getting free face painting, right?


My cousin does face painting and I thought it'd be interesting to give it a try, so I suppose she's really what inspired me to try.
My current passions are cake decorating (I love making gum-paste/fondant flowers and figurines for my cakes :3) and dance, but I'm pretty sure I'll become just as addicted to face painting after a while haha
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by veelux on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:03 pm

Welcome Mary. I hope you find inspiration and a few friends here. It is a great group of people. Enjoy.
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Valerie A on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 pm

Welcome Mary! Glad to have you here with us!
When you are ready to share some of you work with other newbies look over in the "New to Face Painting" section to start with, then branch out from there. There is a "Show and Tell #1" and a "Show and Tell #2" and Newbie Challenges that you might like to look at and join in, love to have you! Very Happy
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by fesspenter on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:24 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Mary!
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Katurah on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:25 pm

Welcome to the Forum Mary!! Very Happy
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Mary Gonzalez on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:03 am

Thank you all! Smile

I really can't wait to get started. I ordered my Diamond FX paint (if it's going on my sisters' face, I'm NOT going for the cheap stuff) from JestPaint last week, but apparently the people are out of town until about the 8th.
Looks like I'm going to be waiting a while haha
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by A New Face on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:09 am

Welcome to the addiction!
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Katurah on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:14 am

Awesome that you ordered you first batch of DFX! It's awesome stuff for line work Smile
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by JennyNixe on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:13 am

Hi Mary! It's great that you're starting off with enthusiasm and good paint. That will endear you to a lot of folks around here.

One of the least known, but best, resources on this board is the Monthly Challenges category. Many (if not all) of them are step by step photo montages or videos. Several members have YouTube videos on techniques -- moderator Denise Cold (Painted Party) covers a lot of basics.

Welcome!
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Valerie A on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:19 pm

Mary, Did you check out the Forum Face Paint Shop?
I'm just asking because I didn't realize it was there when I first joined the forum scratch ...It is right up there at the top of the page (just below the Valentine challenge banner) and says "Face Paint Forum Shop" in a rainbowy box.
Metina, that runs this forum, has the nicest shop for paints there AND her shipping is INCREDIBLE!!! you get it sooooooo very fast. Check it out if you haven't seen it yet.
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by PaolaSunglow on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:13 pm

Hi Mary Welcome!!

I also use Jestpaint they are really good and fast, only started to use Face Paint Forum Shop recently and they are also very fast and i like their packing! Being an addicted i also order from Silly Farm! hi hi hi. They all have different things they interest me. If i need something i now check in Face Paint Shop First then the others! Very Happy
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Mary Gonzalez on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:45 pm

Thank you everyone Smile

Valerie, I actually didn't notice the shop until after I already bought my things at Jest Paint. I think I'll be buying sponges and glitter from the forum shop though.

And Paola, I'm still waiting to get even the e-mail notification of the shipment :/ (if they even do that). My cousin told me about Silly Farm, but I decided to check on Google and came across Jestpaint. That's also how I found this forum xD
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by PaolaSunglow on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:53 pm

Mary they do sent you an email as soon as u place your order. Then they let u know when they deliver. I am not sure how they operate when on vacation though! Very Happy
I did purchase glitter from the forum shop! I was very pleased!
Hope you will get your paint soon and start enjoying it!!
sunny
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by IamGinaW on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Welcome Mary!
What part of CA are you from?
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by PaolaSunglow on Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:43 pm

Mary did you get your paint? curious to know what you think if you did. sunny
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by kj on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:34 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by Mary Gonzalez on Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:31 am

Oh dear, I just realized I never looked back in this thread Laughing

yes Paola, I ended up getting my paint about two weeks after I made this thread and I started painting right away. My sisters loved it, but I think they're starting to get sick of me trying to paint them every other day :lo:
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by PaolaSunglow on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:49 pm

Don't worry Mary, glad i am glad you are enjoying it!! cheers
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by A New Face on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:37 pm

Hang in there, my kids hide when the paint comes out and I am about 10 months in, they started hiding after about 3 months honestly.
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by shamara622 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:46 am

Hello All!

My name is Shamara. I haven't been face painting for very long but I really enjoy it. Never thought of actually using it to make money but people keep telling me that I should do it as a side business. I was doing a search this morning, checking typical pricing for parties etc and came across this forum. This is soo freaking awesome. Giving a special shout out to the creator of this site.. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by fesspenter on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:21 am

Welcome to the Forum. shamara622!
Where are you from?
If you go into your Profile, and post you location, it makes it easier to network with other painters in your area, split shipping costs on orders, and if one person orders one color, and the other person orders another color and you split them and swap the halves you will have two colors for the price of one. This Forum is funded by the FacePaintForumShop (in the colorful rectangle in the header bar at the top of this column). The prices are competitive with other suppliers, and the shipping is FAST!
Happy Painting!
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by shamara622 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:35 am

I live in Wilmington Delaware. Thank you for the info!

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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by PaolaSunglow on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:27 am

Welcome!!! Maybe you would be interested in seen the show and tell thread? Is for us new bees. It is very inspiring and free of judgment. I am very grateful Valerie started it. Very Happy
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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by ValLovesKids on Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:37 pm

Paola,
Thank you for all the advice seen here. It is a bit intimidating when you're inexperienced.
I recently made what I'll deem, my first real face painter's purchase, from Silly Farm, based on some comments in the forum. Sure I've purchased other products here & there in the past, but nothing from an actual company strictly for body art only. So excited to receive!

Still have a ton to learn about this forum, but will definitely try the FP Forum Shop first, for more supplies.

Sending smiles!
Val.

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Re: Complete newbie from California

Post by PaolaSunglow on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:26 pm

Val, that must be so trilling to receive your first paint! I remember i could not wait for mine to arrive!! Well i am still like that!! Hi hi hi
Please do not be intimidated and come and join us. Very Happy
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