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Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by KAPETAN on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:17 pm

I am from Hamilton,Ontario.Face painting is new experience for me. A few months ago my nieces were at a birthday party and when I sew how they were face painted (poorly) I decided to try it myself.....and I was hooked. I hope to learn a lot here. I have question: witch colors are best for hot summer days?
Thanks a lot!!!

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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by silversky on Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:26 am

Hi and welcome, will let the more experienced answer your question on summer paints,
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by fesspenter on Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:59 am

Welcome to the Forum, KAPETAN.
Last year, I painted at the Canadian National Exhibition for the whole 18 days. StarBlend powders were a lifesaver for a couple of reasons:
Boys do not react as if I poured acid on their eyes, like some do when I use paint.
When you sweat with the StarBlends on, the colors intensify, instead of fading away.

All our paints turned to the consistency of sour cream in the weather. We were not in direct sun. We were in a tent. I had a cooler and several times a day, we would all swap out our Wolfe White with the chilled versions. We placed our paint palettes on a cushion of freezer coolers (the kind that are like a puffed-square quilt. Toward the end of the Exhibition, we learned to keep our paints in the coolers with the lids open, to minimize the amount of condensation. We also put Freezies in our cooler, because, who doesn't like Freezies on a hot day?
We learned to add very little water to our paints, and we left them open, out at night to try to dehydrate the paint, to little, or small effect.
We used Wolfe White, until it ran out, and then Diamond F/X and TAG. Wolfe Black and Diamond F/X Black. The rest of our paints were, in no particular order: Wolfe, MAC, TAG, Kryolan Aquacolor, FAB, Snazaroo, & Ben Nye.

The Face Paint Forum (in the rainbow colored rectangle in the header of this column sells face painting supplies for competitive pricing and the shipping is FAST! I have it shipped to my relatives in Detroit and pick it up when i visit.

The problem with the Canadian suppliers has nothing to do with them, but with Canada Post. The cost is outrageous, which would be palatable, if my packages did not arrive looking like a bear chewed on them, and then played hockey with the package. I have ordered from St. Thomas, Ontario, and the shipping took 6 weeks to arrive.... St. Thomas is a two hour drive away from me.

I am mindful in the hot weather to keep my paint level, and not allow it to tip, just in case it melts. I always bring my Rainbow Base Blenders and One-Strokes into the airconditioning with me when travelling in the warm weather.

There is another face painter from Hamilton, kingsmeadmama, who you should meet. She is a wonderful face painter, and the two of you could split the shipping on orders of paint. If one of you orders one color, and the other a second color, and you cut them in half and and split them, you will have two colors for the price of one. I learn so much from other painters.

Happy Painting!
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thanks all

Post by KAPETAN on Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:54 am

Thanks Silversky.
Thank You very much fesspenter on great explanation.I was thinking to drive to St.Thomas to buy first set of paints or HokePokey thous guys selling I thing from house but they can arrange for me to visit then and see theirs products. Both thous places are one to two hrs from Hamilton.Face painter fro Hamilton can contact me today or tomorrow(I'm working afternoons),I'm thinking to go buy paints on Monday or Tuesday.
Thanks

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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by fesspenter on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:03 pm

Dear KAPETAN:
The best thing about meeting with other face painters is that you can poke around in their face painting kit and actually try out some of the colors. HokeyPokey moved last August from Yonge & Eglinton to Vaughn.
You can send a PM (private message) to kingsmeadmama by clicking on her member name in the member list, and pushing on the PM with the envelope under her information. This way, you are not revealing private information like your address on a public forum.
I was at Hiscott's yesterday at Yonge & College to pick up some supplies, and the cupboards were very bare. They are readying for a big renovation and are not carrying all their full stock. I lost my list of supplies on the subway yesterday. I wonder what the person who found my list of "Nipple covers, feathers, etc., thinks I do for a living.

xoxo


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Hi

Post by KAPETAN on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:02 pm

Thanks fesspenter!

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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by Shelley Bellefontaine on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:13 am

Also there is the haunters Convention coming up in April right in Hamilton.The brilliant Nick Wolfe is teaching a class there! Check out the section on this forum for events and training . You will find out more about the event ! PLUS there is always a vendor room at these events!!!
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by fesspenter on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 am

And...
I am competing in the body painting contest in Hamilton on April 13th.
I am scared out of my mind.
I have never entered a competition before.

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Post by Shelley Bellefontaine on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:01 pm

My friend from here is competing also Lisa! You will have a blast Smile
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by fesspenter on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:04 pm

Scared.
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Hi, All!!!

Post by KAPETAN on Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:56 am

I bought my first set of face paints TAG at hokeypokey in Vaughan and it is a big difference from snazaroo I've used so far as beginner kit. These people were very helpful and even showed me how to use split cakes.I hope, I will be able to go to haunting Convention here in Hamilton, and see your work fesspenter. I was unable to made my gallery it say that is reached storage limit.

KAPETAN

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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by PaolaSunglow on Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:55 pm

Welcome!!! cheers

Lisa good luck! I love you
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by FaceToFace on Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:48 pm

Lisa...
I'm a face painter from Newmarket, Ontario. I have had good experiences with both Hokey Pokey and Dotsy's in St. Thomas. I had one shipment from Dotsy's take a long time, but since then it's improved greatly. The Wolfe palate is also a good starter kit.

Clara
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by fesspenter on Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:52 pm

Dear PastaGirl:
Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by Valerie A on Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:44 pm

Welcome Kapetan!
And welcome too, Pasta Girl!
Stick around there is so much to learn here...and as you can see some great people who expend themselves taking TIME to type up lots of info for us.
Lisa, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!! you always are soooo helpful! Hard to imagine you being scared about the body painting, you do such stunning work!
I'm lol! about your list lost on the subway!!
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by stephen lewis on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:48 pm

Hi Kapetan and welcome to the forum. You are going to learn so much here and the people are super friendly. Be sure to check out (and join in ) as many threads as you can. Best wishes.
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by KAPETAN on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:24 pm

Hi all. I'm back after a while.For last few weeks I have been on sick leave,I had surgery,now everything is OK .In June and July, I had a few gigs at national picnics,and it was great.Here is short video from very first gig in Niagara Falls Serbian picnic, made by my friend:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S2Pc0cY6OA.

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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by KAPETAN on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:00 pm



One of my design from photo I made in Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls

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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by michellelea007 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:11 pm

I am a newbie from Oshawa, Ontario. Nice to meet you all! I love the idea of splitting the paints!
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by fesspenter on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:31 am

Dear michellelea007:
I am face painting at the Uptown Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28th from noon until 5pm. I am in a parkette on Yonge, north of Eglinton at St. Clements. You are welcome to come by and peek at our set-ups.

xoxo
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Re: Hi from Ontario,Canada

Post by stephen lewis on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:00 am

Hi michellelea007 and welcome to the forum.
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