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Post by pumpkinpatchpainter on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:09 pm

I'm kinda new to all this and have been trying to get my "kit" and "pallette" together. I was just wonder what everyone considers their must haves? Are there certain split cakes or other supplies that you could not do without? Are there certain products you've bought but then found that you never touch them?
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by Lynnie on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:54 pm

This is a question that you will get a thousand different answers on, because everyone is so different.

I don't use liquid bling nearly as much as most people do. I think it's overrated and wouldn't invest in much of it at all.

I have some cream paints, I hate them.

I LOVE irradescent (sp??) white glitter. It goes on every painting amazingly.
Won't go without it.

My rake brush. I need my rake brush for feathers, leaves, fur, fabric detailing, etc. It's so useful once I figured it out.

#4 round brush. Mark Reid swears by it, I swear at it. I am just not believing the "it" brush thing. I much prefer a 2, and a 1/2" flat brush, a chisel brush and a liner.

Pouncers. I use them all the time. They are sooo useful. However, one of my girls has never touched hers.

I prefer Arty-style cakes to the half color split cakes.

Baby wipes and paper towels. My business lives and dies by these. Not literally but they are sooo important.

So yeah, there you have it. My personal list right now. Ask me next year and it's prone to change. Wink
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by TheGildedCat on Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:30 am

Baby wipes and a mirror. After that? It's all personal preference.

My top 10 to get you started
Wolfe white
Wolfe black
Paradise black (I use paradise when I'm concerned about the Wolfe staining)
50g Tiger split (I made mine myself)
50g Rainbow cake of your choice
high-density/tack sponges cut in half
#3 or 4 round
3/4 inch flat
A basic pallette: a lot of people got their start with a Wolfe essentials pallete
Iridescent glitter

With that? You're golden for just about anything.
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by Bee Happy Design on Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:15 pm

Iridescent glitter - yes, absolutely.

Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White. - You can mix anything from these as well.

Dayglow Pink is a favorite for girls and I probably use that on most things. It's a bit transparent though so you might also want a nice bright pink for detail work.

I also got a really pretty purple mixing my Dayglow Pink and Bright Blue (Kryolan).

I love having a metallic blue (I am waiting on an order of FAB Shimmer Blue and can't wait to get it!) as it is great for butterflies, fancy eye designs, and blending into bright pink.

I am still on the fence on Wolfe white. I tried it but by the end of the pot I reordered FAB white (on sillyfarm - and really similar to Kryolan). I have heard on this forum that perhaps I was getting it too wet and it ended up goopy. But it does go over any color like a dream if you use it that way.

I usually use my #4 round, #6 filbert, and #2 or #1 (depending on detail for outlining) for cheek art. I have a #8 and #10 round for full faces that I also love as well as a few high density sponges cut in half.

My newest "find" is using what looks like an eyeshadow brush that I found at Michaels to apply the glitter. I used to dip my finger in water and then in glitter but I have some smaller canisters now and always made my finger so dirty. The sponge tip on this brush sticks glitter on really well when damp.

I never touch my Kryolan Gold or Silver (the ones I bought were in a liquid form in a bottle - maybe the cakes are better?). I found that I much prefer a metallic yellow and metallic white (also on order right now for me - trying the FAB brand) as they pop more. The others I had were always way too transparent and never showed up on the faces.
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by CottonKandyClown on Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:47 pm

Great question!

Favs:
Wolfe white and black

Rainbow cake preferably neon(use it for butterflies, tigers and masks)

Tiger Cakes I bought mine at Silly Farm and use it for butterflies and giraffes, too.

pouncers or mop sponges- they are awesome when you need a perfect circle.

I like having small palettes like Wolfe and Paradise for things kids ask for that you aren't prepared for Wink

brushes are so random. You have to find what works for you. My fav is a #6 Sapphire and a Majestic #0. I have two of each for white and black details.

Dislikes:
stencils I use them sometimes, but I feel like you are cheating! LOL They don't always come out clean lined either. I don't like to risk messing up in public Wink

The middle brushes like #3 or #4 or #8 aren't really needed. I do like a #10 for big feathers on a bird mask.

That's all I can think of right now.





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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by facepaintfan on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:03 pm

i would like to start facepainting as an hobby
What is your favourite brand for painting? wolf, snazaroo, mehron, paradise?
thanks
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by summers4seasons on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:15 pm

What do you use the pouncer for?
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by Manabanana on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:22 pm

pouncers are round spounges (usually attached to a stick). Perfect for bubbles, smiley faces Very Happy pearls, jewels, balloons....ect....

check out this thread
http://www.facepaintforum.com/t3911-pouncer-inspired?highlight=pouncer
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by anniel on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:26 pm

A spray bottle for wetting youR paints.

Sponges--horse tack--cut in half. 2 black net bags, one for dirty ones, one for clean ones.

Brush tub for cleaning my brushes.

Silly Farm brush bath.

Beauty So Clean by Alcone for sanitizing cakes and brushes.

Q-tip cut in have for helping with smudgies and applying 'Lipstick'

fixative spray for making sure glitter sticks at the end

A BIG brush for removing sparkle overflow from clothes quickly
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by anniel on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:27 pm

Facepaintfan---what kind of cat is that? (Looks potentially ferocious....0
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by Manabanana on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:29 pm

love the cat too..... I SOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad want a Savanna!
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by Manabanana on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:35 pm

oh btw....duh

I have a sampler pallete from Paradise (little of all the colors that way I could figure out what I used most)

Spray bottle

Baby wipes (Target sensitive skin.....absolute favorite...more like a cloth then othere wipes)

I use seperate brushes for black, white, and color (size #4 round, #2 round, like filbert for scales and horns; several of their sizes, flat 3/4' and 1', and a small liner brush)

Sponges (cut in half)

Wolfe Neon Rainbow cake (girl Fav)

green split cake Tag (snakes and leaves for flowers)

I use a popicle container for my water

Water

Clear GLITTER!!!

q-tips for lipstick paint...a girls face isn't done without lips done.

BUSINESS CARDS!!!!!

and a mirror (maybe more then one they end up walking off a lot)
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by facepaintfan on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:43 pm

summers4seasons wrote:What do you use the pouncer for?
pouncer is my avatar because it's cute! cat
"Pet Jungle Cat"
take at look at this page http://olesiafx.com/news/archives/1307
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by anniel on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:52 pm

WOW! and they put breed restrictions on pitbulls...hehe
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by facepaintfan on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Manabanana wrote:
q-tips for lipstick paint...a girls face isn't done without lips done.
that's true!
Do you always use q-tips for lips? never brush? it is because q-tips more hygienic?
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by anniel on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Kinda depends on the parent hovering. I definitely do for little tots--but since
I am sanitizing & have those products in plain view, for tweens & up I MAY not...if they seem clean and healthy...
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by facepaintfan on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:04 pm

ok , thank you.
I've seen that the line is most precise with brush
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by Manabanana on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:05 pm

yes, Q-tips to be more hygenic. I wouldnt want a brush used on someone else's lips that I dont know, wiped on my face. Unless you have enough brushes to use 1 brush per person's lips (then have time to sanitize it) Then it is easier for Q-tips.

You can get about 500 at the dollar store. Then you can cut them in half and have double.
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by facepaintfan on Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:15 pm

You're agree!
I've to ask myself if i would like to do the same to me!
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by jendez04 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:12 pm

I also use the q-tips for the lips. For little girls, I use the regular round q-tips. But for the older girls, or adults, I use the make-up q-tips that have the pointed end. Walgreens has 'em but I get them at Dollar Tree, a pack of 75 for a buck.

Hmmm... what can't I do without... MY LIQUID BLING!!! I know, some people don't like it as much, but it adds such pizzazz to butterflies and princess crowns!
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Re: What are your must haves?

Post by facepaintfan on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:38 pm

thanks for your tips!
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