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Post by SamFantastico on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:30 pm

We've been talking about them, now let's see them!
This is the first display I made. Super fast printed out photos on a trifold board and covered with clear tape in case of rain.

Just bad.

And the second is similar only we tried to put more decorations in it.

The hand written titles really takes away from it. Ew.

We wised up to try something more permanent.

Note to all: velcro does not stick to felt. Laminated photos this time. Still not what we wanted.

FINALLY!
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Pvc pipe marine vinyl, laminated photos and velcro. It's amazing! We can change out designs and things we offer as much as we like without building something new every time.

For the base we filled a bucket with concrete and laid plastic jewels and coins in the concrete as it dried so we wouldn't be stuck with ugly grey rock.

SO EXCITED!
What's your least/most favorite signage you've done?
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Post by maaikemeis on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:09 pm

nice done..... comparing to the first picture... the last one looks really professional! good job!! Very Happy
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Post by anniel on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Wow, beautiful!
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Post by Denise Cold on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:16 pm

I like that you put the prices on each picture so no confusion. I do like the full sized pictures...I think they'll attract a lot of attention.

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Post by SamFantastico on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Denise Cold wrote:I like that you put the prices on each picture so no confusion.

Yeah it gets real old saying "Its such for this and such for this and such for this."
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Post by DiamondDrea on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:45 pm

Great job, what a difference from the first to the last...
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Post by creative lady on Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:55 pm

Love the sign, but how heavy is the bucket??
I think I will try it but with a different stand, maybe more like the one that was on this site before. I'll post if it works out.

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Post by Stacia on Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:57 pm

Nice progression of signage! I too have had my fair share of frustration in the menu department. I can only post my first and last as I don't have any good pics of the inbetweens...and I'm not done yet, I plan on making a banner of my work for a menu eventually.

So here's the first one, it's just a word menu (and actually it's not the TRUE first, I had the matted cardstock pieces pinned to a bulletin board at first, but that only lasted one gig and the foam core board was SO much lighter!).

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This is the last one I used, pics that I edited to look like polaroids and added the title and price then cut out and laminated, mounted randomly on a large foam core board. It worked well zip-tied to my tent pole, but a lot of wind left the foam core too damaged and I'm gonna have to remake it on a new board.
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Post by Stacia on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:03 pm

I really LOVE your PVC "Sail" look on your latest...I may have to try that one. I think maybe if you made something like the bottom of the banner stand that lots of people on here use, you could probably make it even lighter.
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:17 pm

I still hate mine... It's heavy & quite ugly Very Happy
But, I rarely use a picture board, so it's never been a top priority on my list(I also hate my photos 'cause they're very old).
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Post by a face painting mom on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:34 pm

I am always envious of people who have good pictures of all their stuff! I have so few pics...good ones anyway. I get busy, and my best work just walks off uncaptured. I use a board that I don't really like right now, small faces, painted on paper, but they are working for now.

I really want pictures of my paintings...my line manager husband is just not going to cut it in the photo department. May have to break down and do something else. Seems like so much work to get the pictures.

Yours looks great Sam! Where did you get the vinyl, and did you sew it? I love how neat it is. Very good job!
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Post by SamFantastico on Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:09 am

a face painting mom wrote:I really want pictures of my paintings...my line manager husband is just not going to cut it in the photo department. May have to break down and do something else. Seems like so much work to get the pictures.

Yours looks great Sam! Where did you get the vinyl, and did you sew it? I love how neat it is. Very good job!

I wish we could get photos of the kids we paint. There is never enough time to snap some. So the display photos are all of myself, the other painter, and my boyfriend, the caricature artist.

I worked at JoAnns for about 3 years so I knew they had good vinyl. Marine vinyl stands up to the elements which is needed in one minute sunny then hurricane attack Florida. Sewing it would be the better option but I had a hissy fit when the needle broke off and hit me in the arm. (I realize now that the needle, though the strength I needed, was not secured properly in place in the machine. Duly noted.) So instead we used grommets. It's like a hole puncher for fabric with a small metal round that secures the rims so the fabric doesn't tear.

About the weight of the base: It's made of a 50lb bag of concrete before it was mixed so now it's a few pound heavier. A lighter base is not possible for us because of the sail design. If the wind caught it in a lighter base, it would be blown around and knocked down all day. So we deal with the weight and thank goodness it stays upright.
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Post by Monna (sounds like Donna) on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:14 am

Those are some great displays. I still have to figure out mine. have my fatmax painted, my awning painted, my chairs painted and most of my setup is a thumbs up...but still working on a display board. as for pictures. I would say It take about 10 to 15 seconds to snap a picture of my work. i have the camera sitting right there, i let them look in the mirror, they usually smile, Thank goodness!!!...and i have the camera in my hand by then, and say can i take your pictue?...which is a 100 percent YES!...and that is how i even keep track of how many people i paint that event!...once it is your Habit...the picture taking just becomes part of your routine!...i have my choices of faces in a baseball card size picture in an album...for them to look at...with a number...then i have the picture on a key ring...baseball card size for me.....But i do want a large display...just to attack attention ...thanks for the ideas!!!!!
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Post by HazyDaze on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:22 am

Monna, that pictures-on-a-key ring idea is terrific. I may have to try that one.
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Post by SamFantastico on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:46 pm

Wow! That key ring idea is pretty rad! The way you photograph too is a good idea but I'm always too nervous to ask for a picture. A super great way to keep track of the painting count especially when there are 2 painters and we split the profits.
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Post by wmeventservices on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:54 pm

ere's one of my more recent ones. I haven't taken a photo of my favorite one yet, but when I get a chance, I'll share it.

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Post by SamFantastico on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Love the decor at the bottom! I'll have to craft something fancy and pretty now! Though with a name like "Fire Shark Arts and Entertainment", pretty really isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
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Post by wmeventservices on Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:00 pm

Lol! Those are flowers and hair extensions that I use to up-sale my designs.
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Post by SamFantastico on Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:03 pm

Yes! I love it!
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Post by fezinafelina on Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:52 pm

Ive made a little expo board for my first gig and the kids in line tore it apart!
Now I have my Laptop with me with a slide show of my work going for the people waiting in line to look at while I work. So far that has worked best for me, i do have dreams of having a projected slide show going on the wall while I work but I don't have the gadgets to do that yet.

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Post by Kumi's Magical Brush on Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:17 am

Nice work Sam!
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Post by Janb on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:36 pm

The final one is soooo unique! Such an inspiration flower
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Post by Just Cheeky on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:53 pm

ok... i have to ask.... what the heck is a "fatmax"????
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Post by Fun2Play on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:51 pm

Sweetjen: Fatmax is a storage/transport/toolbox/table thingy that many pro face painters like to use. I don't have one, I prefer to use a silver suitcase/toolbox... but, if you run a search for FATMAX I think you'll find a gazillion references and photos.

So I thought I might post a copy of my banner in action, which I had printed via vistaprint. It was free + postage, so I think all up it cost me less than $15. I designed it myself ... after being inspired by the forum.

So far, I love it! Not only does it look clean and tidy, I can roll it up at the end of the day. The banner material is durable and wipes clean easily.

My pics are grouped by price, and to make it super easy for the clients, I have little sticker dots that I place on each pic with the price. I like the fact that I can change the price, or offer a special if I feel inclined. So much better than the flip book I was using before. When I'm ready to update it, I have it saved as a template so it should be pretty straightforward. I made a PVC stand from the guide in an earlier newsletter. That too pulls apart quickly. Now to go find a pic...

Seems like the only one I have with it in action is from behind (this is my general ad banner):
Please don't mind the elf... his name is Razz and he visits us in December to bring Christmas mischief to our house. He wanted to come out with me that day....


And here's what the banner looks like on my computer (sorry so big, for some reason I couldn't choose to make it smaller here). I am in the middle of updating it, so it's not quite a ready to go ATM. I have some new designs to add and others to take down. But, it looks quite similar to the one I currently have on display.


Actually, I've been wondering if anyone here on the forum would like me to create one for them, using your own pics, logo, etc? If you are interested, PM me. You'd need to email me your pics... I'd put it together, make a jpeg copy and send you the completed file - ready for you to upload and order from vistaprint - or wherever. The template is the size of the small vistaprint banner.... I'm thinking I would charge $30 for each customised banner? Anyway, PM me if you're interested. I can also do the same for glitter tattoos.
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Post by Just Cheeky on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:59 pm

Thanks, I googled it before and came up with some fishing lures and some tools :/ I'll try again with some keywords added
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