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Hello and HELP!

Post by martha on Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pm

My name is Martha. I've volunteered to face paint at an upcoming mission trip last week of June to a struggling church in Arizona. Problem is - I've never face painted in my life. Tried with some CHEAP paints - what a laugh. Bought basic Snazzaro kits -Rainbow and Girls kit. Been watching tons of videos by all you extremely talented people. Got some good brushes, sponges, mirror, baby wipes, small palettes, small spray bottle, etc. Now I'm in need of advice on which paints I should get cause I don't know if the Snaz kits will tolerate the heat or if they will be large enough for a crowd. Am worried about DFX drying too quickly or staining skin. Thinking I maybe should get a liquid white and black for line work but don't know what brand. Or for that matter what brand and colors to get for sponging. Planning to do lion, tiger, dog, cat and some butterfly masks. Think I can get those down reasonably well in time. Don't have to be as good as you guys but I do want to do a good job. Anybody with any kind of suggestions for the dry heat?
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Post by JBax on Sun May 22, 2011 1:57 pm

Snaz melts horribly in the heat, especially black. Paradise might be a good call for sponging bases. I've not had luck with liquid black/white being any better than cake. DFX whte/black would do just fine.

Good luck and welcome!
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by martha on Sun May 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Thanks! Thinking that white, black, yellow, orange, red, pink, blue, green, and purple would get me through in around 18 ml or 30 g sizes - have to go prepared and worried about trying to mix colors since it will be so hot and dry.
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun May 22, 2011 6:42 pm

Welcome to the forum Martha!
I love missions!
Snaz should work well for the type of painting you'll be doing. Just keep it on ice packs if it's mega hot. Get a 32 oz of DiamondFX white & black for your linework & use the snaz for sponging on the bases. This is my recommendation if this is a 1 time event. If you decide to really get into face painting, then go ahead & get all the cool stuff.
I hope this helps!
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Post by len sherrard on Sun May 22, 2011 7:55 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by anramire2 on Sun May 22, 2011 9:26 pm

Psalmbook wrote:Welcome to the forum Martha!
I love missions!
Snaz should work well for the type of painting you'll be doing. Just keep it on ice packs if it's mega hot. Get a 32 oz of DiamondFX white & black for your linework & use the snaz for sponging on the bases. This is my recommendation if this is a 1 time event. If you decide to really get into face painting, then go ahead & get all the cool stuff.
I hope this helps!
YEah what she said.
My offical welcome...Hi and welcome Very Happy
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by martha on Sun May 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Thanks everyone. I don't think that this is going to be one time. Already hooked and want the "Cool Stuff". lol Loving the art and you people already. Am a nurse in the OR by day - this is a nice, nice change!
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by Rae on Sun May 22, 2011 10:23 pm

Hi martha welcome to this addictive world.
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Post by nancy! on Mon May 23, 2011 3:10 am

Welcome and like Rae said: it'd very addictive.
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by Peachymango on Mon May 23, 2011 7:20 am

Hi and Welcome. I would recomend TAG and DFX for working in extreme heat I live in a hot tropical climate but inland.
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by Psalmbook on Mon May 23, 2011 3:58 pm

Ahhh... if you're already addicted, then DFX & TAG from the forum shop would be perfect.
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by AmberMarie on Tue May 24, 2011 8:12 pm

Welcome! Beware! You'll end up having glitter run in your veins.

As a side note, to help keep paints from melting, take frozen ice packs and put them under your tray (I've used small ones, big ones- my fav though is the thin kinda mushy ones). They help A LOT!

I am a huuuge wolfe brothers paint lover myself. Smile Paradise and DFX are also nice.
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Re: Hello and HELP!

Post by martha on Wed May 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Thanks for the ice pack advice. Had gotten one of those blue ones in hard plastic. And yes I've already bought white and red cosmetic glitter. Afraid the beware is kind of late though. Love the quote BTW.
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