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Post by amylady222 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:13 am



sometimes I have a face where the paint just doesn't want to dry-or you get those one or two spots that just don't dry as quick as the rest of the face- I don't want to paint over the wet paint--what do you do?

I have thought about carrying a fan in my kit to fan their face...I have also (at school fairs and stuff like that) started painting the next kid in line while I wait for the first kid to dry-

-of course I jump right back to the first kid when their paint looks dry and would NEVER do this at a PPF or somewhere I was getting paid--yes I am one of THOSE face painters that donates my talent (at least till I feel like I am REALLY good)

Anyway--

what do you do about it?
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Re: Waiting for paint to dry...

Post by fesspenter on Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:40 am

One of my fellow face painters uses a small battery-operated fans.
I just turn my sponge over, and blot up the wet bits with one fast tap of the dry sponge.

Happy Painting!
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Re: Waiting for paint to dry...

Post by amylady222 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:06 am

both great ideas--thanks!


sometimes I have the right answer, but I just need to be reassured. (About the fan)
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Post by Facepainting by Tina on Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:06 pm

I go over the wet bits with a sponge and repeatedly say "are you sure you don't want glitter?" (that dries it up too lol). Sometimes when I MUST wait, I straighten paints and begin REALLY loading my paintbrush in preparation for the next step of painting...so they usually have no clue I'm waiting for paint to dry.
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Post by amylady222 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:20 pm

more smart ideas! Thanks!
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Re: Waiting for paint to dry...

Post by jlirie on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:26 pm

yeah, i'd go with brushing or sponging over it to thin it if you can, and work on another part of the design, or apply detail, glitter, lipstick to other areas until it dries.
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Re: Waiting for paint to dry...

Post by anniel on Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:13 am

I noticed years ago that I preferred Wolfe in the summer and Paradise in the winter, because of drying times.

Now I don't care & do what jlirie suggests...
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Re: Waiting for paint to dry...

Post by amylady222 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:33 am

Anniel--I never thought about different brands and drying time---I am still learning! and isn't it nice having such great advice.

Jilrie--great idea about the lipstick!

thanks again all!
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