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Post by heavenly_touch on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:02 pm

is there a different use for either ....or just which ever you perfer
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Post by Janb on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:04 pm

I think it's which ever you prefer, though I'm certainly not experienced enough to say. I don't think there is a different use for either. They both do the same thing.
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Post by SuzySparkles on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:50 pm

I prefer TAG cakes... more for your money
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Post by theotherphoenix on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:55 am

agree with the above, pretty much the same thing, but just had to pipe up and ask if your Avatar is Blue from Blues Clues? SO CUTE!
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Post by Denise Cold on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:59 am

I think one-stroke cakes are actually more flexible but rainbow and split cakes are great for full faces. Why not both?

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Post by eva on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:59 pm

I think you get more for your money out of the 50gram rainbow cakes. If you are crafty you can always cut part of them out and make smaller one strokes (like arty cakes), then have the best of both worlds. I can't justify the price of the small ones for the amount of paint in them. Don't get me wrong, I see so many beautiful things painted with them, but they aren't practical for me. I burn through the tag pearl and dft neon rainbow cakes. They are beautiful and the boys like them too. And welcome to the forum!!
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Re: which to invest in Rainbow cakes or arty cakes

Post by kat on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:13 pm

I dunno.

I bought a rainbow neon cake... and made all my other split cakes.

I'd rather make my own than to buy them.. *L* Quirky, that's me.

Plus.. if you're just starting.. and/or are short on $$$ you can buy the cakes.. use 1/2 to make splits (various widths) and still have paint to use for regular face painting!!

Good luck no matter what you decide to purchase!
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Post by theotherphoenix on Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:13 pm

Good idea Kat. I have lots of single colour pots and I'm starting to think I should make splits and rainbows with them. Surely that will save space on my table. Right? Wink
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Post by IamGinaW on Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:26 am

The term "rainbow cakes" usually refers to big cakes of multiple colors. "Arty Cakes" are made by Silly Farm but there are other companies that also make similar products called "one-strokes." Arty Cakes were the first ones to make them (I think) and they were invented by (and continue to be designed by) Rebecca of Arty Brush Strokes.

Rainbow cakes/split cakes, are good for laying down bases or just picking up a couple of split colors. One strokes are good for doing small rainbows and a bunch of cool designs that use two or more colors at one time on the brush (in "one stroke.")

You might want to check up this group for ideas http://www.facebook.com/groups/180308965313105/

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Post by Denise Cold on Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:16 am

Thanks for the link Gina...looking forward to some new ideas.

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Post by anniel on Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:47 pm

Oh yes--good link! Thank you!!
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:43 am

Artycakes, I prefer to buy. Rainbow cakes, I prefer to make. I use both Smile
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Re: which to invest in Rainbow cakes or arty cakes

Post by Tash on Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:12 pm

LAst time I check - this may have changed you would need to ask Rebecca - but the arty cakes were a mix of brands.... so they did ( used to ) wear unevenly, and you can't be sure if the kid has a reaction to what brand you were using.
Tag onestrokes are all TAG.
Untill recently there was a difference in containers to - artycakes were to small and fiddly but they have changed them to something similar to TAG... you still get moe in TAG split and EVEN more in a PRISMA.
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Post by heavenly_touch on Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:37 pm

thanks guys for all your advice and the link Smile ....oh prisma is paradise paint ...right Question
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Post by Tash on Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:53 pm

Yeah prisma is Paradise. Smile
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Re: which to invest in Rainbow cakes or arty cakes

Post by Manabanana on Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:57 pm

I think you're right Tash, about using different brands in the cake. I stopped getting them because how they wear differently, same with the rainbow cakes (I believe these are both name brands from silly farm).

When you put Snaz next to wolfe in the same pot, the snaz is softer and will wear quicker.

I now stick to using the same brand in the cakes. Whether I make them myself or buy them. The consistancy on applying it to the brush and the face is much easier. (IMHO)
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Post by Manabanana on Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:59 pm

But I love the Large Cakes. My Winter fav right now is the Tag Snowflake in the Forum Shop. Perfect for wintery scenes. I also have the Girls Night Out one (Tag Pearls of pink, lilac, and purple) Great for butterflies and when girls cant pic between their favorite colors. (Pink? Purple? I cant decide)

P.s. My Avatar is the Snowflake cake.
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Re: which to invest in Rainbow cakes or arty cakes

Post by tamarielpaints on Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:58 pm

Arty cakes = like saying kleenex. It's a specific brand product produced by Sillyfarm. One stroke cakes = like saying tissues. It's a more generic term.

I like the TAG one stroke cakes because they are made from a single brand, the container is rectangular, the colors are beautiful (I'm a pearl freak! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them!) and there was a post on here done by suzy sparkles which proved that they provide the most bang for your buck.

That being said some of the ABC's on sillyfarm are beautiful, and you aren't 'blowing your money' or buying an inferrior product if you buy a few small cakes. It's a matter of personal preference.

With regard to the 'rainbow cakes' I also go exclusively tag 50 g. Although the sillyfarm combos are still beautiful, I like the square container over the circular THAT much more. A circle cake (for me at least) always wears unevenly.
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