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Post by SuzySparkles on Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:43 pm

Well I heard that the Arty Cakes came out with a new/longer case to match that of TAG. At first glance everything looks the same... however the Arty Cakes aren't as deep and do not have the same amount of paint... And that is my review! Very Happy

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Post by AngieAnders on Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:40 pm

It doesn't look like TOO big a difference. Thanks for the review! What is the price difference?
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Post by AUSSIE3070 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:37 am

I've only used one Artycake and the paints were inconsistant. One of the colours was very soft and there was a lump of it on my flat brush. . . also I think it was a neon amoungst "normal" colours which obviously doesn't work.

I have used TAG rainbows and think they're good . . although I prefer to make my own with different colour combinations . . . the challenge is finding containers that minimise paint wastage.
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Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:07 am

That's interesting to see that, thanks Suzy. As far as price comparison goes I'm pretty sure the new Arty Cake's are $10 USD & TAG one strokes are $14 for 3 colours $15 for 4 colours $16.50 for neon & reg rainbow but these prices are in AUD.
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:48 am

I picked up a couple of artycakes at FABAIC where they had the huge display of all the new longer cakes and at this point, I have to say that they are pretty comparable (at least the colors I picked...cannot speak to all cakes for either brand) but I do think that the TAG cakes appear more vibrant in color. Again, as far as the ones I went for. I think that I may become 'color loyal' more than brand loyal prefering for example the artycake leaf but can't touch my TAG flame or snake! I will definately be reusing the containers tho for my DIY cakes!


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Post by Metina on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:08 am

I can't blame you on the reuse. I plan to use mine to test new color combos to add to the shop.

From the forum shop the 3-colors are $10.99 and the 4-colors are $11.99.

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Post by Michelle Heffner on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:44 pm

I hate! refilling/remaking rainbow cake stuff.

I find that everyone thinks they will have all this free time to refill their rainbow cake supplies but when you are really out there working it is frustrating to have to sit down in your free time and soften then slice then refill then CLEAN UP after. Easy peasy but time consuming and yet another lengthy bit to add to your kit prep routine.

Sorry- this is a review thread. I'm hoping TAG will lower their prices. I sent an email asking Gaenor but haven't heard back yet. Yay for a cheaper Peacock cake!!!

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Post by namanda123 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:48 pm

I have several ArtyBrush cakes and Mine have wore down evenly. I like the color variety
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Post by AUSSIE3070 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:04 pm

Here is a picture of the ArtyCake - Funky Town.

It's hard to see - but the second yellow "hollowed out" - It was a freebie from SF. The quality wasn't good enough to put on the swap page here so I chucked out the rest of the paint (wasn't much there) and used the container to make my own leaf cake.
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Post by Metina on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:27 am

I think it is great that they are lowering their prices, now face painters can have the widest selection of paint at the lowest prices. I like to feel like I was a small reason for this. LOL!

TAG splits are now slightly lower in price and 6 new 50 grams and 5 new one-strokes were ordered yesterday!

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Post by Metina on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:02 am

This is a great picture representation on the size as well that Suzy did.




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Post by BluAngL83 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:10 am

ooh love it metina! I'd like to add that the new arty case's top keeps coming off mine!
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Post by Michelle Heffner on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:51 pm

I guess it does kind of come down to volume and such.

I bet that some paints weigh less than others for the same amount of paint.

The real decider for me would be how many designs can you paint with each. I bet it's a really similar number Wink

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Post by MelindaT0813 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:36 pm

With the tag ones having almost a 1/3rd more paint, i doubt that it would be equal to the ABC ones. I have both said paints (though not in split form) and they go out at about the same rate.
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Post by SuzySparkles on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:40 pm

I agree with ya Melinda...
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Post by AUSSIE3070 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:32 pm

Thanks for the weighs - that is very helpful.

I haven't had a good experience with Arty Cakes so I would stick to the TAG, Wolfe, DFX . . . just my 2 cents . . . oh, but actually prefer my own!
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Post by Kaci Anne on Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:02 pm

Idea that pic with the scales is FREAKING awesome!!! I feel like I start losing my mind when trying to decide what to purchase, what layout/orientation, what brand paints, what colors...then of course I start worrying about pricing, then I start really wondering about how much paint you actually get, and how long it will last for the price....next thing you know I have 6 windows open on my computer from 3 different countries trying to comparison shop Question confused drunken scratch (dont get me started on factoring shipping...) the thing is that Silly Farm keeps sucking me back in with their $5 off and a free this or that' emails....I have yet to order from the shop here, but it sounds like a lot of folks really like the TAG paints, I dont have any yet. I recently bought some Paradise, a split cake and a black, and I like them...seems like the paradise split cake is bigger/cheaper compared to circle rainbow cakes from silly farm, and like people have said the mixing of brands/uneven wear in those I can see where that could be an issue. Ugh, so many things to consider. Wish money was no object, I could just go nuts and order all of it to try it myself, but in the meantime, all of your input/reviews/pictures are just PRICELESS! so thank you! Any advice on budget friendly first priority buys, feel free to bombard me (and yes I have been searching the 'must have' threads as well)...time to look at everything, another resource that is just to0 limited!! Shocked
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Post by fesspenter on Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:23 am

Dear Kaci Anne:
To keep my costs down, I talk to my fellow volunteer facepainters at SickKids Hospital in Toronto and we go in together to each order different colors, then split cake them. We get twice as much color for the same cost, and we split the shipping.
I also share/split with my facepainting partner for bigger gigs. We share and trade glitter & paint.
Do you know any other facepainters in your area? (I was born in Warren, Michigan, so I am a fellow Michigander, originally.)
I have not figured out how to post pictures, yet, so I haven't put any of my pictures up. I am working (slowly) on a website). I have been so inspired by the facepaint here in this forum. I realized that I have been using the paint in a way that the paint was not designed for by painting portraits of Justin Beiber, or Bob Marley on children's arms. I love the whimsy and precision that I see in all the facepainter's in this forum. I am blown away by the skill that Psalmbook seems to effortlessly present to the forum.
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