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Trouble with Bases

Post by Jomer on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:36 pm

Hi there im new ive been painting for about two weeks but im having problems with my bases i only use snaz because im only just starting out but it never looks right.Ive tried wetting the sponge more/less putting more layers on, using bushes, going back to the sponge am i doing something wrong or is it just practise and technique? Does anyone have any tips thanks.

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Re: Trouble with Bases

Post by Perry Noia on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:40 pm

I only use Snaz too... make sure your sponge isn't too wet and when you are putting it on, pat it and twist a little when taking it off. Layers won't really help because the new wet paint will just take off the old. It's mostly practice, but make sure your sponge isn't too terribly wet. It's better too if your paints have been "warmed up" as I like to say by using them a little first so the water soaks down into them a bit first, but not a wet sponge... don't know if that makes much sense to anyone but me.
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Post by Metina on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:37 pm

Also make sure you are using a pushing into the skin like dab, dab, dab, as opposed to wiping or swiping it on as it will take it off as you are trying to put more on and look splotchy.

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Re: Trouble with Bases

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:50 pm

I add drops of water to my cakes, let it sit a bit to make a gooey spot, then load a dry sponge and I Tap Tap Tap to apply.

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Re: Trouble with Bases

Post by cassandra on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:39 am

I had trouble when I first started too. Someone more experienced watched me and pointed out that my sponges seemed to be the problem. She loaned me a few of hers and viola, better bases.
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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:30 pm

Oh yeah. of course... what kind of sponges are you using? If you are trying to use those white cosmetic wedges... that would be the problem! Wink

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Post by LoneWolf on Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:35 pm

Post a picture and maybe the sponges/brushes you are using =)
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Re: Trouble with Bases

Post by Jomer on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:13 pm

Yeah it is the little white cosmetic ones....ooops i tried the snaz ones and they were worse than the cosmetic wedge thingies.What should i use instead

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:21 pm

Tack sponges work and are cheaper than "face painting Sponges" I wrote about it in my blog - the entry dated May 17 (link is in my signature)

If you have the Snaz ones - are they light peach or dark orange? They recently changed to the dark ones and I haven't heard many good things.

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Post by Jomer on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:29 pm

Ive got white snaz ones

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Post by Metina on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:54 pm

I have some on the forum shop that are high-density, and have both a rounded edge than straight edge to make sponging round things like muzzles, spiderman's eyes, ect...a breeze. At around a dollar each(you cut to make two), they are a steal!

http://www.facepaintforumshop.com/servlet/the-38/Speed-Sponge/Detail

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Post by eva on Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:44 pm

I started with the white cosmetics too, and had a horrible time with them. Then they gave me the same advice as you. It makes a huge difference. It also saves paint. I bought a carwash sponge at the dollar store and cut it. works great, just make sure if you go that route that the sponge is firm. I also have the tac sponges and they work great too.
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Post by kyfaceandbodyart on Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:00 pm

Ok I am a blonde, whats is a tac sponge?
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:07 pm

Tack... as in horses, saddles.... Tack sponges are packaged and sold for cleaning leather.

http://www.amazon.com/Hydra-Tack-Sponges-12-Pack/dp/B0019CPKGW

These are the type of sponges I use - I haven't bought from this site, but these are the exact sponges.

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Post by kyfaceandbodyart on Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:10 pm

ok Got it, it was the tac instead of Tack. LOL told ya I'm a blonde!
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:30 pm

I have a picture in my head of you trying to paint with a Tic Tac... Laughing

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Re: Trouble with Bases

Post by kyfaceandbodyart on Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:51 pm

I am feeling the love LOL
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:37 pm

lol!

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