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Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by bee on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:26 pm

Hi. I use wolfe black & white for my line work but some times it can be a little hard to get a hold of, do you think snazaroo is a good alternative (i have never used it)? confused

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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by wmeventservices on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:32 pm

no....no...no...! Snaz is by far the hardest brand to use for linework. DFX is next in line, but really, there's noting like Wolfe. It's worth the search.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by bee on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:56 am

So I take it its a big fat no for snaz and a big thumbs up for wolfe then. LOL! Thanks!

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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by JBM on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:06 am

DFX or TAG go ok too. Snaz... I'm with Whitney..No, no and No for line work. Making Faces Australia had wolfe white and black last week when I was up there, and Face Paint Supplies perth has it too. I like Tag for a cheap alternative too. Snaz is base work and blending only and it bugs me how much it melts in an Ozzie summer.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Sweet Loretta on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:01 pm

No I do not think Snazaroo is a good alternative for Wolfe. Nor is Diamond FX or TAG if you are reconsidering the Wolfe, as these brands are basicly the same formulations coming from same shipping sources. Try Paradise. If you are using Snazaroo you might like Kryolan, but since too you have Wolfe go for the Mehron Paradise.

I love Wolfe for line work. However I have tried to wean myself off it for quite some time due to how it reacts to the types of environments I paint in. Again However it has such good viscosity and I just never got my Paradise to do it as easy each and every time when speed painting. I have however mastered my Black Paradise and am just so happy. Still love my Wolfe, still going to use it.

Given Mehron Paradise is made in the USA you'll face less supply issues than with products initially shipping out of Asia.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Ana@PeppyArt on Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:29 am

Basically anything but snazaroo.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by funfacesbybrenda on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:52 am

I'm a newbie and I started with snazaroo Sad but i'm going to start buying Wolfe for sure! So far I have 4 Wolfe paints the quality is wayyyyy better than snazaroo
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Katurah on Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:07 am

lovebrend30 wrote:I'm a newbie and I started with snazaroo Sad but i'm going to start buying Wolfe for sure! So far I have 4 Wolfe paints the quality is wayyyyy better than snazaroo

I can agree with you there. I still like Snaz for bases because it's really soft on the skin for kids but TAG/Wolfe/DFX is a great step up! Very Happy
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by JJJJJ on Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:57 am

I use Wolfe for linework. I use Snazaroo white for really great white bases. My Snaz white cakes disappear like wildfire after I do a few festivals. And, I can get them at Michael's with the 40% off coupons, which can't be beat. (Painting lots of skulls and white kitties lately ...).

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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:51 am

Okay guys, Snaz CAN work... it is what I use in my working kit - I do not use Wolfe or DFX black on children. period.

These photos are ALL Snaz and nothing but...




You have to get the paint the right consistency ... which means making a well in the cake, adding water to it to make a gooey spot the consistency of liquid craft paint... then really load your brush.

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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Perry Noia on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:08 am

thank you Shannon... I ONLY use Snaz as well. It CAN work VERY well and is MUCH easier to wash off after. I will say that it is very different from wolfe if that's what you're used to, so it would take some time to learn how to use it. All of my work on my website is completely Snazaroo as well.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by vegas mom on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:40 am

When you load your brush with the snaz, dont you find it piles up on your brush and its hard to get the finer lines... (goopy)
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Post by Perry Noia on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:41 am

more water and spin it while you're loading.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by vegas mom on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:43 am

I'm always afraid of too much water..I should use the well trick so I have better control of the amount of paint going on the brush.

PS those are great Shannon!!!
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Perry Noia on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:11 pm

can't have too much water with Snazaroo Wink
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Pilareta on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:32 pm

Snaz is the only brand I can get over here. Not amazing (outlining with white is a pain), but I have to say I'm learning how to use it (water, consistence, loading,...) and I'm getting better designs. I love how easy Snaz washes off and I love using it for bases BUT I have to home-made my splits because I can't find any Snaz cake Crying or Very sad . For the thinest lines, try to twist the brush to get a sharp point. These are all Snazaroo:
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Katurah on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:47 pm

I have to say your Snaz faces are beautiful! Smile I still love Snaz for bases, the softness is beautiful I find Paradise to the be same, but with me I have to keep reloading the brush which is an absolute pain for me. I have gotten some nice lines though.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Kammy on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:19 am

Old thread, I know, but I have to say I find Wolfe far easier to use for line work than Snazaroo. I know (from artists like those above) that Snaz can make beautiful, accurate line work, but I'm obviously just not up to that standard yet. It ends up looking messy when I use it, as it reactivates any layers under it and I find it difficult to get a good, inky flowing consistency without losing opacity. I like Superstar's Line Black pretty much as well as I love Wolfe too, once I've diluted it down to a perfect ink-like liquid. Smile

I do intend to persevere with the Snaz though, because - as many people have said above - it's perfect at removal time and so gentle on kids' skin. Nothing washes off like Snazaroo, and I've never once known any of their shades to stain either. It's my absolute go-to for bases for those reasons....but I will crack the line work issue. I WILL! Laughing
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by lkroane on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:53 am

I changed from snaz to Wolfe black recently and have absolutely loved the way Wolfe flows, BUT this weekend I painted my own daughter and when we washed off her paint she had red/pink "allergy shadows" from the black line work! I was sooo dissappointed & upset! The redness was gone after an hour or so and she said that it did not itch, but it made me feel terrible. I can only imagine what other parents thought if they saw the same on their kids. So I guess, it's back to snaz for me on the kids. I dread the summer as snaz black is a hot mess outside here in the south. Has anyone else seen allergies to Wolfe?
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by PaintedFaces on Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:27 pm

I haven't personally, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Even with the best products in the world, there will still be someone somewhere who's skin reacts.

There are people allergic to sunlight. My mum is allergic to most eyeshadows. It happens. I'm glad your daughter didn't itch or hurt.

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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by lady jynx on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:13 pm

<---Allergic to sun.

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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by PaintedFaces on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:59 pm

There you go then. Smile
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by Sweet Loretta on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:27 pm

With strong blacks like Wolfe it is important to remember the UV factor. Those UV rays are intensified by the black. So even if you are not on the beach one may get sunburned under face paint.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by mamakatrien on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:26 pm

I use snaz on kids, because it is such a soft paint that easily washes off too.
I do however outline with wolfe white and black, but only if I'm going OVER the snazaroo paint. It then washes off like the rest. just like the picture in my avatar: all snaz and a touch of wolfe black.
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Re: Wolfe or Snazaroo

Post by lady jynx on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:59 pm

I currently only use snaz but did pick up a couple of the wolf mini's from the halloween store to try them out. Have not used them yet though. I do know I will be sticking with snaz for small children though.
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