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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:12 am

love it nancy! I have that stencil too!
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Post by l!zzie on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:26 am

I want them... sooo badly!
I'll have my birthday next month, and there's already a "Harry" on my list, a head to practise on. Can't have everything, but one can hope!
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Post by Angi on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:32 am

I love the look of the stencils, they add such beutiful texture and layering to the paint that you just can't get with brushwork alone. I am getting ready to order mine right now! Those are all such outstandin pictures. I need a better camera!!
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Post by a face painting mom on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:58 am

I got them right after halloween. I had been struggling with the application, and THANK you for the smoothie blender tip! Just got the perfect effect I was struggling to get with a sponge! I will be doing some airbrushed face highlighs on top of face painting, I think it is an add on, like glitter, glitter gel, gems...one more thing that I have to make someone happy with thier face. We make the brush look easy too...until the "that looks so easy" person picks up a brush and finds out differnetly!

Do you all have to take them out of the little chain, or can you use them on the chain ring? I can't...maybe I am just a bumbler?
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Post by helena on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:21 pm

I love the effects you get with them, those pic's above are beautiful... and after Noella's recommendation above I googled "Donna Nowak doing a spiderguy face" - I just watched that on youtube (?) and it is amazing!

However, I still don't know how I feel about using them on a general basis...I guess it feels like it might actually take *more* time to get more stuff packed/unpacked and then ready for use and then to use it too - reaching for the right stencils/airbrush thingy (lol, yes, that's the technical term Very Happy) , rather than just loading a brush... and then of course, there's more money for starting it all up (and more temptations to spend more money in different ways down the line... which I haven't got Very Happy)

Having said that, I am very tempted by three designs that I may well get - the brick wall (would be great for a graphiti face for teens) the scales (for dragons/dino's quickly) and tire tracks (again for teens)... I don't know if Bad A$$ makes them, but I know I've seen them out there and they'd be things that'd take me much longer to do free hand, effectively.
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Post by TheGildedCat on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:34 pm

I don't consider the stencils cheating because they certainly can't make a poorly done face painting look better! It just looks like a bad face painting with stencil, lol. If your linework and blending is terrible, there's no way a stencil can help.
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Post by flopsietheclown on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:09 pm

I got a few earlier this year. I don't have an airbrush system (yet) so I use my BAMs with a pretty dry sponge. I'm still practicing to get the right look but they are super easy to get consistent results.
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Re: Anyone tried the BAM stencils?

Post by nancy! on Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:25 pm

I got some stencils for my birthday and I love them. Need some practise though.

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Post by jess55 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:31 pm

I have some of the minis...I usually will embellish the stenciled part, using it as a base. I like them and what they add to my designs. I will try using a smoothie blender, i use a mop...almost forgot...i do like them...they also have a hole at the ends so you can loop them and keep them together

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Post by SamFantastico on Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:51 pm

My stars aren't what I'd like them to be yet so the mini stencils of clusters of stars are really neat. I love them Smile
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Post by l!zzie on Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:36 am

*sigh* I got a late birthday present and guess... I got BAM stencils!!! YAY!!! And a very nice split I didn't have yet and a Metallic old rose! Very Happy
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Post by helena on Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:17 pm

Pictures! Pictures! Very Happy
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Re: Anyone tried the BAM stencils?

Post by martha on Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:41 pm

TheGildedCat wrote:I don't consider the stencils cheating because they certainly can't make a poorly done face painting look better! It just looks like a bad face painting with stencil, lol. If your linework and blending is terrible, there's no way a stencil can help.
Love what you said. Stencils are a tool not a solution to lack of skills. Now must go practice. LOL!
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Re: Anyone tried the BAM stencils?

Post by Pepita on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:59 pm

I have a very naive question concerning these : why doesn't any-one use them for glitter tattoos ?
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Post by Denise Cold on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:13 pm

That's not a bad question...I think it's a matter of the mess. The glue is REALLY sticky so it would be hard to clean the stencil between clients or even after an event. It dries almost right away.

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Post by Pepita on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:33 pm

Ok, I see.
Thanks for the reply :-).
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Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:36 pm

BAM designs are great but do note they are not the only stencils you can use.
And no stencils are not foregoing real art work! They will help you add texture and depth to your artwork - something every airbrush good artist knows.

Look at Showoffs QuickEZ stencils, Party Faces stencils and Trendy Tribals. all have great stencils for texture. Come to FPBAC and I'll show you some cool stencil tricks.
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Post by Pepita on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:42 pm

Sweet Loretta wrote:BAM designs are great but do note they are not the only stencils you can use.
And no stencils are not foregoing real art work! They will help you add texture and depth to your artwork - something every airbrush good artist knows.

Look at Showoffs QuickEZ stencils, Party Faces stencils and Trendy Tribals. all have great stencils for texture. Come to FPBAC and I'll show you some cool stencil tricks.

Thanks for the hints ;-). I'll check these too.

I've never been to a face painting convention, and it would be very interesting to go, but I fear this one is going to be a bit far from my place !
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Re: Anyone tried the BAM stencils?

Post by Niki Chennell on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:02 pm

Great job! I love the rose on the chest also. Very Happy
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Re: Anyone tried the BAM stencils?

Post by missmolly on Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:51 pm

I love the BAM and HAS stencils! I only have a couple of the BAMs, one in a scales print and the other in a swirly design, they are great for adding depth to your work by creating repetitive textures that are very hard and time consuming to achieve with a brush.

I picked up the HAS set in whimsy because it had snowflakes in it that I specifically wanted for Frozen designs, instead of getting the BAM version of the snowflakes I picked up the HAS because I could see myself using all of the other stencils it came with - and I do! The smaller size is great for adding details on small faces.

I could see getting more of the HAS sets, I haven't decided yet if I prefer the bigger size or the smaller size for applying things like scales and larger areas of texture on the forehead/cheeks/etc.
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:32 pm

The first pic is from my grand daughter's 7th Birthday party, She wanted a "Frozen crown". The large snowflake in the center is hand-painted w/a snowflake center glued on (from Michaels) & jewels added. This takes a little more time, say 3-4 minutes, suitable for the birthday girl.
All the other snowflakes were applied using BAM's (Bad A** Minis) & little finger covers of black plastic w/a tiny sponge at the tip. They come w/a clear plastic removable cover. I bought them at FABAIC from…I think…Amerikan Body Art. Below is a pic of them.







When you have a long line, you need to be fast, so I avoided using my stencils for months. Then I got these fingertip sponges. Just mist them, dab in your paint & blot on a paper towel or dried wipe. It should just be damp. Works well for me!

Here's an easier version from an all day carnival w/very long lines.
Sorry, my Iphone pic is a little blurry. I bought small pink wedge shaped sponges from Silly Farm…perfect for butterfly shaped wings on little faces. It takes 2 1/2-3 minutes. The more you do, the faster you are.

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Post by jlirie on Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:38 pm

pretty birthday crown Smile. lol on the brian wolfe quote.
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