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Post by SewDarnHot on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:20 pm

I am getting a case this weekend but I cannot decide. The price difference I put is approximating the travel time to pu each one and a little difference in the case price itself.
#1 has the hinges #2 might be lighter??

If anyone can help with pros and cons of each case that would be helpful also. Thank you.
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Post by anniel on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:26 pm

Do whichever lays flat on both sides when you open it, that'll give you a space for brushes, sponges, etc. while still contained as "your stuff".

#2 actually may be a bit sturdier.

I would check your local craigslist before purchasing. Saw a Brand new Pelican on wheels on my area for cheap!
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Post by SewDarnHot on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks, I have a big wheeled box but looking for something to just open and pain and lessen setup/breakdown time. I have a keyboard stand i can attach to the bottom. and figured i would add wheels also.
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Post by Party Picassos on Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:19 pm

Cool idea! I think I like #2 better. Sometimes handles break off. How long are they?
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Post by nikkili26 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:57 pm

#2.looks nicer, and it's cheaper, and it gets the job done.
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Post by gypsy6974 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:00 am

http://www.facepaintforum.com/t15696-help-me-pick-please#222986
This will help you decide. Go to search box on this forum and type in
New gun case .  It is by Coral3 and you will love it. I did and I just got my new case today. It does not open completely but that can be a good thing...
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Post by SewDarnHot on Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:10 am

Thanks Gypsy6974. I like that it stands up and not fully open. I had to get a few paints for a uv party so I need to wait another 2 weeks. Man I sure could have used it on Saturday though. I worked a party at a jump place ( bounce house like) and had to move from one room to another half way through the gig. It was ok though. The employees helped and I was done early with the party and got a tip - worth it. Smile But would have been so nice to close it and move fast. Hopefully next month!
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Post by gypsy6974 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:46 am

SewDarnHot wrote:Thanks Gypsy6974. I like that it stands up and not fully open. I had to get a few paints for a uv party so I need to wait another 2 weeks. Man I sure could have used it on Saturday though. I worked a party at a jump place ( bounce house like) and had to move from one room to another half way through the gig. It was ok though. The employees helped and I was done early with the party and got a tip - worth it. :)But would have been so nice to close it and move fast. Hopefully next month!
I am so glad that your party went well and a good tip to boot. That sure helps. Just a nice party would be great for me. But I have so much catching up to do because I was off so much in the beginning of the year a lot. I cannot wait to start setting up my case. I am torn about the how to's. There is another good thread I meant to mention it's called stolen paints. Pages 3,4, and 5 are great for more how to set up your case ideas. Lady Jade even has 2 YouTube videos. It is a good one. I forgot to mention and I am sorry. check it out you won't be sorry.
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Post by gypsy6974 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:16 am

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My case is 40"x 16" I bought it from Ebay $70 dollars. It is sturdy and should hold up awhile I hope. I like what Lady Jade did with her case and I need to build a frame.
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Post by FacepaintingByTanya on Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:47 pm

I am working on my case - decided to forego the frame (great idea, but too weighty for me) and work with the included foam, and customize the lid... coming along nicely. I will post pics on a new thread once I've got the in-case lighting and lid completed. Smile
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Post by gypsy6974 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:14 pm

FacepaintingByTanya wrote:I am working on my case - decided to forego the frame (great idea, but too weighty for me) and work with the included foam, and customize the lid... coming along nicely. I will post pics on a new thread once I've got the in-case lighting and lid completed. Smile
My case came in late as I mentioned before. It has been here several days (since Friday evening) and I have not touched it. I face painted a lot on Sunday. The real reason I have not done anything with it is because I am debating with myself, frame?, NO frame? I think it would be too heavy also, and I like the foam instead of Velcro or magnets. So I am waiting for you to decide I guess. I can't seem to make up my own mind... So many different options. I am going to Joann's Fabric tomorrow to get some Faux Leather and black elastic for the brushes. I am having a hard time with that too. Should I just use a few brush easels or do the back of the case with elastic? That will look messy when busy and keep putting brushes back in that slot. I will always be wet wiping it down to not look dirty or a mess to mom's and it will bug the heck out of me... I have never been this wishey washey on anything before until now.
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Post by gypsy6974 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:23 pm


It's just sitting here and waiting for me to do some work on it...
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Post by SewDarnHot on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:59 pm

gypsy6974: Nice case. Smile I am also part of a facebook group called face painting kits and i have gotten a lot of ideas from that. I personally do not like the elastic idea as i am a toss and grab girl while i am painting. I am thinking of keeping my brush holder for my "in use" brushes and using the foam slots to put other not used as frequently brushes. then I will also know at the end of a gig what ones I need to wash and then i can put them back into the foam for the next gig.
I so could have used a travel case at the last gig. I had to move rooms in the middle of a 1 1/2 hr gig. Razz I had help though so it wasn't too bad. I was happy that i brought along my extra sheet though as the venue requested that i place something underneith my area. The party host has a plastic cloth I could have used but she was impressed I had something already.
I am with you on the frame/no frame thing. I probably will do something like that and metal sheeting and neo magnets on my paints to keep them from shifting. I actually have a wood box i use for paints now so I am hoping that I can keep it in the case with everything and then if i need a smaller case I can just grab the paints. Of course My paints and all supplies ect are all fitting on a 4'x2' folding table right now. and i do like my big box for fitting my chairs & sheets in. Hoping I will have a little room in the big case for the sheets and maybe I can bungie the chairs to the new case after I put wheels on it. So many ideas! Smile
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Post by gypsy6974 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:59 am

SewDarnHot, I did go to the store this evening to buy some faux leather to line the inside top and bottom of the case. I like to separate clean brushes from dirty brushes too. I have a large brush holder but I don't want to drag it along. Maybe I will keep it? I have 2 art bins that I am sick of and that has to go. I don't like taking brushes out putting them in my brush holder than packing them back up. So that is a good idea for clean brushes. I am just not that good with a sewing machine. I have a good one from my mom but what good is it if I can't remember how to thread it. I can't find the manual but I can Google one up... Then I might mess up the faux leather so that is why I am thinking of brush easels. Plus, I have too many brushes! Then Barbb919 said something about hooks and clip the easels and they can hang out. Or they could lay on top of the foam until I open the case then clip them on the hooks. I will Velcro my glitter puffers and liquid bling to top of case along with BAMS. I am going to leave a space open in the corner for my water tub, cups, soap and jewel container. That is IF, I can cut down the number of face paints.
I did buy magnet strips and think I am going to try that. Will I stay with that I don't know but I am going to try it first. Coral3 has hers set up that way and I might like it? I just figured out that my Wolf FP's won't be kept in place by a magnet. The bottoms are hollow. Jeez, I forgot about that.
I would be so unhappy if I had to be moved in the middle of a gig. I would keep my smile on but inside I would be unhappy for a few minutes. Specially the way my set-up is now. I too have a 4 ft. x 3 ft. something table. Then all the extra stuff in the emergency bag and tote is under it. I want it gone.
I can't find that Facebook page you are talking about? I would love to see more ideas on this topic. I have to get busy parties are starting to book for Feb. and then there is Mardi Gras starting Feb. 15th. I have to commit and go with it soon. I always keep an extra large black table cloth for accidents or you just never know?. That is my problem I prepare for the worst scenario and bring everything possible. Just call me a pack mule from now on. I think a change is due. I am having a lot of anxiety over this, as in what stays and what gets left out??? Jeez, too much over-thinking on this one...
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Post by SewDarnHot on Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:25 am

Hey hon You can use a good spray glue for the faux leather. That's what i have on one side of my paint box. It makes it easier to wipe clean. I sew a bunch. When you look at the FB page check out the guitar case - it has bling! I would love to do something similar. Someone had the stencils on rings with a magnet glued and then they stuck to a metal bar attached to the top. I'm thinking that way. i already bought some new containers for my waters, a little magnetic sign and something to use as a business card holder that i will hang over the top of my case. I am going to cut vinyl to go on the outside also and thinking of a vinyl banner with a nice background that i will attach pocket sleeves to and be able to slide in and out my photos for the event.
I do not have any wolf pots but maybe you can repot in another case like the Tag style that way it wont mess up your setup.
As far as face paints a lot of people that have a bunch repot to make either in splits or in small cases. you will see when you check out all the photos.
I do know that i want to bling out my case and add some battery operated white mini Christmas lights Smile
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Post by FacepaintingByTanya on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:01 am

I should be wrapping up my case setup process sometime today. Will start a new post with details and pics, maybe that will help add more ideas to the case setup pool Smile
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Post by gypsy6974 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:19 am

Thanks for the link and the other info. I found the page but can't look into it yet because you have to join and wait to be excepted first. I hope they don't take too long and get back to me quick. I ripped out the egg crate foam on the lid of the case this morning and will glue the leather down. I bought a good spreadable glue. I had an idea this morning and what do you think of this? I have some crocheted, wide stretchable  head-bands that I make my tutu's waist with. I am think of cutting it (so it can be long) and stretching it out on the top to hold glitter and maybe some brushes. I have been using this glue that will hold fabric to stone or anything else in place for years now. Why can't I glue it instead of sewing it? I am going to try on an extra piece of this faux leather first and see what happens. Its worth a try I think.  
I re-potted a lot of things like half lavender half Lilia, light blue/ dark blue in one pot. Then I have the rainbow cakes I bought and some I made.Then I have my plastic container with my one strokes and some solid colors that I need but do not use much of. But the wolf paints do not re-pot well. They break up and I have 90 grams of white and black pots. My pink and blue wolf (my favorite colors of any pink or blue) I did manage to re-pot in the plastic bin. I have more to go though.   I am going to start cutting my leather and glue it in then I will rethink everything again.
I appreciate the help, and thanks again.





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Post by gypsy6974 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:21 am

FacepaintingByTanya wrote:I should be wrapping up my case setup process sometime today. Will start a new post with details and pics, maybe that will help add more ideas to the case setup pool Smile
OK, maybe I will just glue in the bottom and wait to see what you have done. So, I am going to wait to see your pics.
Thank you so much!
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Post by SewDarnHot on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:08 pm

I know those headbands I use them also. I have a few though that have stretched out. I'm in Arizona so elastic does not do well out here. Your glue should work if you decide to go that way though I would just cut a tiny bit of the leather to cover the ends that you glue and give it a bit more support.
You do have a bunch of paints - I'm jealous Smile
They only took a short time to approve me so i think you will get in fast.

Tanya - I cant wait to see your case as well.
I am hoping that I can get mine next weekend.
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Post by gypsy6974 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:59 pm

I am a collector of face paints it seems, or maybe just an addict. I can't stop buying. Then I have three tiger colors for regular tigers, orange & yellow, then metallic orange & yellow, and reg. yellow with dijon & orange. Then the gold is 1/2 cake with purple because that is our State College's colors. Then I have to have gold & black pot because that is our NFL team colors, not to mention that at every event people need a black & gold Fleur De Lis. It is insane and I have to draw a line somewhere at some point and I think this is it???
In the summer here the heat is intense along with the humidity. I had a bright idea with the extra faux leather. It is heavy duty (the leather) and if I were to take a strip of it 8 inches by 24 or longer and sew the elastic to it. Then glue the leather to the top inside of the case. This glue will hold anything including a statue I put on a cement grave. It is not coming off without a chisel. So, my point is it should hold this faux leather. Then if I mess up in sewing it is only scraps and not the hold piece.
My glue is drying now it takes a few hours to set and it looks good. I did the top inside first. Here is a pic. It looks like it has air bubbles but it does not. It is the glue attached with tiny pieces of foam that I could not scrap off. Thank God just some of the foam was glued well and not the whole thing.
I hope they approve me fast and I too can't wait to see Tanya's case. I know she will create something beautiful and workable. She is very creative.
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Post by SewDarnHot on Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:04 am

yay! Your off to a good start!What glue are you using? I use to use E6000 for everything Smile
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Post by SewDarnHot on Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:20 am

LOL - I was just gonna post that you posted. I had to take the time to check it out! great job!!
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Post by gypsy6974 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:38 am

SewDarnHot wrote:yay! Your off to a good start!What glue are you using? I use to use E6000 for everything Smile
That is what I used exactly. I buy that stuff in large tubes a lot and last night I got two more. That stuff will hold anything down for a long time. Great glue...
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