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Post by Mischief on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:07 am

Until earlier today I had never considered face painting for any reason really. I have no artistic talent with a brush but then I decided to do something fun and simple for my family for Halloween this year. In my search for face paints and things I stumbled upon this site and have become sort of confused, but very interested in this art.

A few questions:

1) I read something about someone going to school to learn how to face paint or something... was I just misunderstanding? Was she just an art major or are there actually classes for this sort of thing?

2) I know nothing about anything and I am having a very hard time finding any information on products and how they should be used. Like why gel glitter instead of powder glitter? Do they have different purposes? What kind of brushes or sponges should I use for certain things?

ANY information that ANYONE can give me on ANYTHING would be so amazing. Thank you so much.

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Re: Niave it seems but eager to learn

Post by Guest on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:45 am

All of what you seek in on here somewhere.

There are schools for face painting in the UK mostly, in North America and Australia it usually is conventions and workshops rather than formal courses over a length of time. But yes, we do take classes and learn our skills there if we are lucky enough to have access to them.

Some of us are also make-up artists and face paint is make-up... so one follows the other in some cases.

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Post by len sherrard on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:54 am

Welcome!
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Post by Sam on Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:13 am

Hi and welcome! Try scrolling through the "Frequently Asked Questions" section,
http://www.facepaintforum.com/f62-frequently-asked-questions
or use the search function for topics you are interested in. Good luck!
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Post by Manabanana on Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:38 am

welcome to the forum and happy hunting flower
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Re: Niave it seems but eager to learn

Post by AngieAnders on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:19 am

Hello Mischief, it's probably a shock to stumble into a forum like this. LOL. Maybe like falling into an alternate universe that no one knew existed! It takes digging, but you can find all of your answers here.
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Post by Pilareta on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:22 am

Like Sam said go to the "Frequently asked questions" or "New to FP" or "General FP" at the HOME PAGE and you'll find tons of information. I remember that I spent hours and hours looking at the pics and reading those wonderful threads when I found this forum and now I'm a total FPF-holic. And if you have any questions, there are very nice and helpful people over here who will always have a tip for share.
WELCOME FROM SPAIN!!! sunny
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Post by OtterGirl on Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:06 pm

Mischief, as far as products go, anything in Metina's Face Paint Forum shop is a good investment. You'll probably want to buy a basic 12 color pallet to start. Most of them come with a small brush. That along with some cosmetic sponges you can buy at your local grocery store are all you really need to start playing around.
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:30 pm

welcome!
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Re: Niave it seems but eager to learn

Post by Mischief on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:08 pm

I agree completely with the alternate universe statement. I will visit the FAQ page for sure and I have been looking around since I found thesite in hopes of finding the information I need. Everything worth anything in life takes a little work don't you think? I did have a question about the translucent powders though.... how bright are they and are they a good idea for adding another layer of color? Basically my idea is to paint a base coat of green, laying down fishnet then brushing powder over it to create an easy scale effect.

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Post by AngieAnders on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:14 am

That might work, if there was enough contrast between the powder color and the base color. I think it would work better and be cheaper and easier to choose a lighter shade of your base color (same paints) to lay down the scales though. Such as a base coat of green, and maybe sponge the scales on with yellow (or black/brown if you want it darker or more realistic), sort of dry so they aren't too bold.
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Post by AshleyMarie727 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:12 am

Welcome to the forum i wish you the best of luck!
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