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Post by tashasbowtique on Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:59 am

hey guys!
This is how I store my tools...should I buy the brush bag box whatever..or this would be ok
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:48 pm



Bight colored clean looking case. Plastic = easy to clean.

If it were me I'd want more access to my one strokes. I hate having to 'fish' for things lol.

While sea sponge can give a cool effect I find it's a paint vampire and hard to clean (also they never really look clean from the start, which i never liked). They can also leave behind little bits in your paint. IMO they work better with acrylics. A similar effect can be done using those half moon yellow sponges you have. 

Or better yet, this is what we use in the makeup industry

It's an orange stipple sponge. Easy to clean and produces a great effect!

Love your sponge bag BTW, perfect. Make sure to have a 2nd empty one for used sponges.

Last but not least I would secure those brushes a bit better. They have way too much room to move around, rub bristles against each other, and have the tips bump into the side of the case.
A quick fix for this would be to put an elastic band around them and wrap a wash cloth around them. That will keep the buggers safe while in transit. Very Happy

Thanks for sharing!
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Post by tashasbowtique on Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:20 pm

Awesome!! you're GOOD! hahah...
I will try and find that sponge....(where do I buy that?)
Good idea on the wrapping it. I'll make sure I wrap it....I thought of that too but didn't think of wrapping it with paper towel or wash clothes.

thank you!
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:43 pm

Happy to help. and thanks! ^.^

I went to school and have a degree in FX makeup for fashion and film.

You can get that sponge at a well stocked makeup retailer. Or else you can special order it Online. I have several for all my makeup kits. Though i find i use it mostly in my FX kit for applying fake sweat for movie gigs lol.

Yeah just wrap the brushes in a wash cloth. Bonus is you can use the same cloth on your table to rest your brushes on.
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Post by tashasbowtique on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:16 pm

oh nice!!! ^^
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Post by jlirie on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:28 pm

and if i recall, someone suggested a dark cloth to hide the paint stains..
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:56 am

Dark cloths beat out white ones for sure. But if you can find a colorful pattern cloth you'll be laughing.


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Post by tashasbowtique on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:57 pm




zoo these just came in the mail! I really don't like how the pink and the red looks! I might have to buy Wolfe for those colors...
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:00 pm

use them a bit, they always look darker when they are fresh. Wink
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Post by tashasbowtique on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:02 pm

okay so it is still pretty right? like wolf's? lol!
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:10 pm

I don't use wolf. I know they are suposed to be basically the same as tag and DFX but honestly i found them a bit gummy, and they turned into tar way too easily. I would say that DFX and Tag are the most a like IMO.
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Post by tashasbowtique on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:15 pm

yes wolfe does turn into tar lol! I hate when it does..coz i bought the pallet kit thingy...i had to dry it out by not closing the lid for two days for it to harden...

well right now i'm only using DFX and TAG...i still have the wolfe's kit..a little...

i just like tag's rectangle shape...it's prettier when i store it imo.. i dunno i might buy some more DFX in the future..right now i only use black and white DFX..
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:19 pm

it's basically the same (DFX and TAG) even the same containers lol. But DFX is more expensive and has some colors tag doesn't, and tag also has some colors DFX doesn't.
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Post by tashasbowtique on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:26 pm

wait DFX has the rectangles ones?
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Post by tashasbowtique on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:27 pm

oh I see they have the rec. rainbows ^^
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:32 pm

yes but only for rainbow cakes
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They are the same size as the TAG and the lids are interchangeable, same with their round containers and their one strokes.
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Post by jlirie on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:58 pm

if you end up not liking the pink and red plain, you could try mixing them with other colors to lighten them up or change the hue - add white, add yellow or orange, mix pink & red, add blue to make purple, etc.

just do a test first with small samples to see if it works. with snazaroo, for example, mixing some colors gives a muddy or grayish result, depending on the pigments.
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Post by tashasbowtique on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:28 pm

oh cool..i'm gonna test it tomorrow.

by the way!! I'm going crazy over set up!!! how am I gonna set up my paints?
I went to walmart, got this cool box..but after putting it on there..I feel like it's not right...I can fit about 15 paints in one box...but I don't know it doesn't feel right..it's not as pretty as everyone else's lol! is the tag case the best? coz I see most of face painters has that
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:00 am

I've always liked my black Tag Laptop cases. You can buy them empty with incerts or completely empty and you also get them without the tag logo on them.
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