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Post by lailatov on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:25 pm

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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by Captain-Savvy on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:48 pm

Hi, and welcome! Smile I've never used powders but I'm sure that the experienced folks here on the forum will be more than willing to share what they know.
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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by lailatov on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Thanks, are you a full time face painter?

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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by Captain-Savvy on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:02 pm

Not yet! I was doing it a lot 4 or 5 years ago (mostly as a hobby) but due to some life things I lost interest. But my passion has recently returned Very Happy. So I'm an older member here but still sort of a newbie at face painting, since I'm fairly rusty and have a lot to learn about techniques. I'm hoping I can work my way up to doing it as a business, since I have no job currently XD
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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by fesspenter on Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:25 pm

Welcome to the Forum lailatov!
I have been face painting for 17 years.
I decided to try to make this my full-time income 7 years ago... and I had to keep my day job. It took a few years to get my website, business cards, signage, tent and face paint furniture together.
It is now a full time job to get more work.
I still get called into my old place of work, it makes me feel loved!
I am always working on the next job, and the next job, and the next job.
I walk around with my face painted and do my errands. I drop off business cards to people in person, I never just drop them into mail slots. It took a solid year to begin to see the work come in.
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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by fesspenter on Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:28 pm

And...
Painting with powders...
I adore Mehron's StarBlend for our hot, sweaty summers.
When the children are sweating, the colour becomes more intense. The powders do not run the way paint runs. I like using black and white DIPS linework over the powder to make a water-resistant face. If I want the face to be water-proof, I use DIPS in a sponge to do the base work. It dries FAST, so I have to work differently with DIPS than I do with water-based face paint.
There are collective years of wisdom in the threads on this Forum, if you go back and read them.

Happy Painting!
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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:44 pm

Welcome to the forum.

I don't currently use powders, but I've been meaning to get some starblends by mehron.

I am a full time face painter, but I also live with my husband and 2 roommates lol. My husband face paints too and also works doing home reno part time.
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Re: Newbie in da house!

Post by lailatov on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:10 pm

Wow, thanks you guys and I have been reading the posts. I live in South Florida where it is always hot and humid so the powders might work better. I might do my first event on the 18th and I still can't figure out the butterflies and crowns... or what I should bring. This is exciting AND nerve racking Smile

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