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Art of Face Painting - How To Do Swirls and Curls Video Tutorial by Shelley Wapniak

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  • Learning how to face paint is not a walk in the park. But, you can learn much quicker if you know the basics. Today, learn how to do the basic swirls and curls with Shelley Wapniak.

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    Video: How to Organize Your Airbrush Stencils

    Posted by Beth MacKinney on

  • Tags: Airbrush, Basics, Equipment, How To, Videos
  • I chose a binder system because I didn't like using file folders for my airbrush stencils. In a folder, the stencils tended to get caught on one another, and I still had to shuffle through them to find what I needed.

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    Video: How to Organize Your Glitter Tattoo Stencils

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  • When you're at an event, setting up a system for speed and efficiency will help you make the most of your time with your clients. It also displays your attention to excellence, because nothing looks less professional than haphazardly rifling through a table of supplies while on the job.

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    How to do Graffiti Lettering Video Tutorial by Shelley Wapniak

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  • Check out this fun and easy graffiti lettering face paint tutorial by Shelley Wapniak! Kids go absolutely crazy over this deign, and believe it or not, it's pretty easy to do!

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    Video: How to Clean Brushes

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  • When artists aren't subject to external regulations for cleaning our brushes, it's extra important that they self-regulate to make sure their brushes and equipment is clean and hygienic during and after events.

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    How to Handle Wiggly Canvases: Face Painting Basics

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  • Kids always stay perfectly still while they patiently wait for you to paint a masterpiece on their face, right? Wrong!! The truth is that kids are squirmy, giggly, wiggly, little balls of energy. Here are some tips on how to deal with your moving canvases. 

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    Video: Art of Face Painting - How to Do Blending Tutorial

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  • Blending face paints is a technique that aspiring face painters should learn when it comes to face painting. This skill comes in handy whenever a design requires gradient-like color to make the design higher in quality. With tons of face paint colors available in the market, this skill will surely take you a long way. 

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    Art of War For Face Painters: Business Transforming Math

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  • Tags: Basics, Beth MacKinney, How To, Trade Tips
  • An interesting conversation came up on one of the face painting Facebook groups this last week. It began, "How do I decide what to charge for face painting?" This is one of the most asked questions for not only new face painters, but also face painters who have been painting for awhile. 

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    The Art of War for Face Painters: The Day of the Doctor and Sustainability

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  • Your reputation is your business and your business is your reputation. Develop good relationships and treat others honestly. 

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    Art of War For Face Painters: When to Hand Off a Job

    Posted by Beth MacKinney on

  • Tags: Airbrush, Basics, Beth MacKinney, How To, Trade Tips
  • Problem: You've booked an event as a face painter for a large adult birthday party, but two days before the event, you get a call from the host. It turns out that the guest of honor would rather have realistic airbrushing instead of face painting, as the guests will all be adults. Your heart sinks just a little, because you were looking forward to this event, and while you've been planning to invest in a more extensive grouping of stencils, you feel what you have available is not adequate for their party. Even if you order now, you won't have time...

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    Video: How To Set Up For An Event

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  • If you're new to face painting, it's important to think through your set up before you get to an event. This video will help you consider what equipment you'll need as well as how you should position yourself to keep children from accidentally getting into your equipment.

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    Art of Face Painting - How to Do Dots Video by Shelley Wapniak

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  • Tags: Adult, Basics, How To, Shelley Wapniak, Techniques, Videos
  • Learning how to face paint is a fun task which sometimes becomes difficult if you do not know the basics. It's important the you learn the basics to build a strong foundation for your art especially in face painting wherein the imagination, skill, and resourcefulness of an artist is reflected through their work. 

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