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Post by gorjessfaces on Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:09 am


Has Any body used these wicked sponges? are they any good. how do you tell if there good quality sponges if you cant squish them with your fingers and feel lol



http://alwayswicked.mybigcommerce.com/categories/Face-%26-Body-Painting-Sponges-and-Brushes/Wicked-Sponges/
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Post by Beans on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:26 am

They're just standard round High density foam sponges. The difference between these and the wolfe sponges is the holes. Wolfe sponges are like a potters sponge.
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Post by elantaura on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:37 am

the wolfe ones have a rounded back are denser and are about 6mm less in terms hight when laid flat on half circle side - my sponges some of the tag, fantasy world wide, wolfe, rock, pottery and ceramic sponges its a bit of a mix. I find they are all good for diffrent things.

I hate the tag ones the most, all the others I use for diffrent things. If I had to do it all again what I would change is I would replace all my Tag sponges - of which I have the most with the green fantasy world wide. and the rest that I have I wouldn't change.
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:53 am

The price could be better. I get 100 tack sponges for around $30 on Ebay Wink

Those look like the round snaz sponges.

I saw a FABAtv video where someone uses just the black snaz(I think teardrop shapes). I've never seen a package of just black sponges. Most times, I need 20 sponges for a gig. The black would be nice!
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:01 am

They look like standard sponges. The top ones look like the ones Snaz sells. The middle ones look like either greenies(world wide fantasy sponges) or the ones made out of seat cushion material(found at Joann's or Michaels) & the bottom ones look like your standard tack sponge.

My favorite sponges are the World Wide Fantasy Sponges. I also make my own out of the green cushions you can buy at Joann Fabrics. I just cut out triangles in the size I want.

I have the petal shaped sponges that snaz sells & they seem too big for me & my style of sponging. The black & white ones are a little coarser in texture than the other colors.
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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:25 am

These are the same foam, just different colours. I've heard good things - but have not tried them myself.



And Snaz does sell their teardrop shaped sponges in single colours so you can buy JUST black if you want.



http://www.snazaroo.us/products.htm

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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:05 am

Psalmbook wrote:They look like standard sponges. The top ones look like the ones Snaz sells. The middle ones look like either greenies(world wide fantasy sponges) or the ones made out of seat cushion material(found at Joann's or Michaels) & the bottom ones look like your standard tack sponge.

My favorite sponges are the World Wide Fantasy Sponges. I also make my own out of the green cushions you can buy at Joann Fabrics. I just cut out triangles in the size I want.

I have the petal shaped sponges that snaz sells & they seem too big for me & my style of sponging. The black & white ones are a little coarser in texture than the other colors.

Linda I will buy your 1/4 sponges you don't use, give a quote.
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Post by Kat's FacesForFun on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:43 pm

I bought that snazaroo sponge "flower" and I HATE it. I don't use it at all. It's really stick and doesn't hold much paint.
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:53 pm

Thanks Shannon! I never notice that Smile

I thought they looked big in the video! Maybe I'll pass.
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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:53 pm

I have tried the Snaz petals... too big as they are. But you can cut them if you want. And I like the density of the foam, but won't be buying any as I have enough that I like.

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Post by clowngirl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:28 pm

I'd like to try tack sponges but don't know where to get them in Australia and can't believe how much postage is to Australia on ebay. Actually maybe ebay was playing up as the first time I searched for them there were two choices, the lowest postage price being around $30, the highest $60 but now neither appear and there are more choices - weird. I only checked again a minute later. There seem to be different types of tack sponges - some just look like sea sponges?


What is it about FWW ones that is different to other sponges? I have Tag ones at the moment

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Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:00 pm

The seller is dirtbikegeorge but I'm not seeing any listing at the moment. Send him a message and I'm sure he could send you some really cheap Smile
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Post by clowngirl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks CottonKandy Smile

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Post by MasterpieceFacePainting on Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:28 pm

I heard someone else suggest tack sponges somewhere... But when I asked at all of the horse and farm stores they only had really big, holey ones that don't work very well...

I got some facepainting sponges from Dauphines of Bristol that work pretty well but they're very similar to basic bath sponges from what I can tell!
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:44 pm

Here is the picture of that sellers sponges. They are very similar to Wolfe.
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Post by clowngirl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:31 pm

I've only used Tag and Carwash ones but like the look of these, they seem nice and dense and I'm going to need a lot more sponges so thanks - I just may save some money!

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Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:15 pm

I use to purchase the tack sponges at craft stores in the art supplies. Theses are the exact samething Smile
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Post by janet@ on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:33 pm

I recently bought a sponge at Home Depot that is commonly used for tile its a big one, i cut it got about 20 pieces and it works great paid 2.00!!

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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:37 pm

Tack sponges that I use are the EXACT same shape and size as the FWW green ones, but a litte denser/harder. They wear like iron - I'm using 10 year old sponges that have been in constant use and relatively unstained too!

This is a bag of new ones: Note they do NOT have rounded edges.



This is my bucket of used sponges... note how clean they STILL are!


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Post by elantaura on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:49 pm

Just for the aussies about tack sponges
part of the problem in Australia is we are not taught to clean our horse equipment with tack sponges we are taught to use a soft cloths lots of them... which makes Tack sponges uncommon over here.

I used to compete in equestrian events cross country, dressage, jumping, gymkanas hacking did pony club, was an assosiate member,instructor and judge etc.
and while the soft cloth are the popular method it is just hard to find tack sponges locally. Ironically the first place I heard about a specific tack sponge was on this forum.
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Post by clowngirl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:53 pm

Oh I see...I have to say I prefer the look of yours, Shannon as the only problem I saw with CottonKandy's was the rounded edge which may pose a problem with the way I sponge some designs but it seems yours would be good all-rounders

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Post by clowngirl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:55 pm

Oh and I like how clean they look, most of my Tag ones are a bit stained

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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:45 pm

Actually finding "my" tack sponges now is hard. The place I bought them here no longer carries them (I bought all their stock and they've never replaced them). My sister found some in a large tack store near her and shipped them to me, and I bought some from a painter who tried but didn't like them, so I'm well stocked.

They are stiffer than most face painting sponges and some people don't like them. But I like them as the paint doesn't soak into the sponge and transfers to the skin quickly and blends well, without bleeding onto my fingers. As I use a fresh sponge for every person there is no point in having paint soaked sponges.

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Post by elantaura on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:50 pm

Shannon it is just as well they last 10 years then lol!
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Post by clowngirl on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:38 pm

Bummer, why do places have to discontinue the best stuff? I think I'd much prefer a denser sponge for the same reasons you stated, Shannon. I also wish I could cut my carwash ones into the desired shape but I guess I'd need some proper equipment for that. I definitely prefer the half-round shape but grab the carwash ones when I need to but find I'm a bit limited by the way I've cut them. I've been doing up to five parties a weekend with no time to wash sponges in-between so have had no choice but to start grabbing the carwash ones. As of a few days ago I have thirty Tag ones but think I'll need even more so will hunt for some Tack ones

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