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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:54 am

It isn't a "store" cause you can't BUY my stuff... it is a collection, an archive if you will of all the products a face painter/make-up artist uses/needs... I am cataloguing it for posterity.

You've heard of that vault in the ice in Finland or is it Russia, where they have stockpiled all biological matter - seeds, heritage plants, etc. just in case we have to repopulate the planet due to an extinction of plants?

Well... my basement is my way of preserving the art of face painting.


That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by BarbieSmith on Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:13 pm

Is there a National Registry of Historical Face Painting sites? Smile
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Lady Jayde on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:55 pm

No...I don't think so...but if they did... Grand Prairie would probably be top of the list...
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by IamGinaW on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:50 pm

What's a Fatmax?
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:53 pm


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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by TheSparklingLady on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:03 pm

IamGinaW wrote:What's a Fatmax?

Ahhh, my favorite subject right now!



I love you

Just bought one from LOWE's. It is a great toolbox for Face Painters.
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:42 pm

Great post! My question to everyone, have you recouped (in pure profit due to FP) what you've spent?

Curious,

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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:03 am

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing What a Face

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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by TheGildedCat on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:56 am

Shannon, if that represents an eight-figure profit...I'd post smiley faces, too. I'm just curious if kit expenses reflect profit or if it's more of a spendy hobby for most. I'm not looking for actual figures.

-Julie
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by TheSparklingLady on Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:07 am

Listen, I don't expect that I'll re-coupe the amount I have spent on BRUSHES til I am carrying my teeth in my PURSE.
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by BarbieSmith on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:45 am

I have recouped all I have spent - $1500 so far? In 3 months. That is, if all of my money went back to pay back for paints, supplies, equipment. Now I am only replenishing supplies, so I get more "play" money for myself (and an actual paycheck, LOL).
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I have spent , and spent, and spent

Post by FunFacesbyLori on Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:42 pm

Since last year, I have spent at least 1200 on the kit and 2500 on supplies like chairs, tents, ad banners and signage. It really adds up. I can tell you the signage is worth its price in gold. I love it. Good brushes are a great investment. I recently found my silver metal case with arm strap at Lowes for $24.99 just like the one on Silly Farm for $130! It has lasted me for some time and is very sturdy and comes with holders for brushes on the lid when you open it up. It also comes with a compartmental system where you make your own channels in it for storing paint, etc. I have the Snazaroo pro-pallet with the 50 colors and it fits in there on top of my other items perfectly! A really good find.
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:35 pm

Sorry, I was laughing my head off at the thought of EVER recouping my expenditures....

HOWEVER... I do make a profit now and it is growing year over year... particularly since I stopped buying things I didn't need.

I was spending $8000 on supplies & equipment a year!! So I cut back and now only spend when I need to (last year UNDER $2000)

This is a part-time income for me - my passion, yes, but not a livable wage in my area. So I still have the 40+hr/week dayjob.

My make-up income is approx 1/3 of my total gross income at this point.

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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Psalmbook on Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:24 am

I am making a profit now that I've limited my buying. I buy to replace & get 1-2 items for fun each time. It's not a lot, but it helps the hubby to pay the bills & lets him be a college student. Face Painting also satisfies my artistic side!
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by maurs on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:34 pm

This is looking like the 'Thread of Shame' lads!!!
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Ginacentral on Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:09 pm

I will be perfectly honest I know I have dropped at least 500.00 in supplies + but i have no idea what the total is. Some stuff like tent tables chairs I already had which i also consider part of my kit. I need to invest in new signs now for my "pay side".

I have probably broken even now but I do ton of charity events for local animal rescues and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue who I do their website and foster for that really eats into any profit I make.

I'm just now really to start getting pay gigs...Princess parties seem to be the thing im getting noted for.
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Sam I Am on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:29 am

I just spent another $200 on glue, paints and split cakes. I also had to pick up a "training kit" for the refuges I'm doing a workshop with but I think I'll swallow that one and off load it on my good deed fund. So my kit has cost me about $1500 au and I still need signs, a tent and more business cards (I only have about 200 left and tend to give them out like candy) but I will wait until I have a few more paid gigs to get them.

I found a lot of stuff I needed around the house, brushes, water pots, spray bottles and the like and invested in a really great kit. I do spend a lot on brushes, I just added them all up and I have 45, lots of loew corrnel's, loads of TAG and artists first choice and one Escoda Barroco round #2. It is my most beloved brush, hand made, triple crimped ferule, sharp tip and a beautiful handle. I cant wait to get some more of them but there expensive.

I cant decide what I like about face painting more, beautiful brushes or amazing colours.

Face painters anonymous anyone...

Sam xx
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Linda Adams on Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:49 pm

Who the heck started this thread??.....egads!!! What a Face

I spent WAY too much at the conventions I've been too, Embarassed but have reeled myself in as of late because I drive a jeep wrangler and if I can't lift my FatMax up to the seat, it's not going to the gig.....and it was getting kinda heavy.

I'm making a profit this year, finally, since I quit buying so much, and it's paying for my twin daughters 2nd year of college right now. This is my second job as I work 40 hours/week at a sign shop. I also have a 3rd job too.....sigh.

Shannon,
I guess you've put all that Bach Blue that you bought up in the bank vault instead of the basement huh?..... Razz
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:28 pm

In the vault, IN the basement.... the bomb shelter is secure. Cool

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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Psalmbook on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:24 pm

What is this legendary Bach Blue?
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:32 pm

Kryolan Interferenz Bach Blue... only the most gorgeous colour EVER!

http://shannonfennell.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/a-sad-day/

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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:01 am

Shannon I have that color in my Kryolan palettes (2). I am almost afraid to use it, since I think it was you that said it wasn't being made anymore. Sad
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by Kristal on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:37 am

Linda Adams wrote:Who the heck started this thread??.....egads!!! What a Face

Guilty Razz (Although reading everyone's answers makes me feel less guilty and more...average. Haha)
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Re: How Much Is Your Kit Worth?

Post by CABBYJ on Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:35 pm

According to my insurance company $587.23. After the appeal (thank heavens I scan my receipts) $784.32. Didn't replace all I lost, but it helped. Rolling Eyes
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