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Tuesday Tips @10: Counting your Customers

Happy Tuesday!! Today I’d like to share how I like to keep track of how many kids I paint at a gig! Keeping track can be really useful, especially if you are just getting started and aren’t sure how many kids to tell future clients that you can reach in an hour. Knowing this will help you better estimate for future gigs! It also can be very helpful to have this number in your back pocket, in case a client comes back later complaining you didn’t reach everyone. You can tell them exactly how many you reached, and compare that to the number you promised them in your contract.

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Tuesday Tips @10: How to Magnetize your Kit!

Happy Tuesday! Yes, I may be down in St.Louis teaching at MAX today, but I have not forgotten about my Tuesday Tips fans! I have a great tip for those of you who are like me, obsessed with making and re-making your kits! I like to line all of my kits with steel, so everything can move around easily and stay in place with super strong neodymium magnets. I will share with you the tools I use to magnetize my kits, and where I find the cheapest sheets of super thin steel!

Here are some Amazon links to the things I use:

E6000 glue (big tube): https://amzn.to/3UxsBh8

E6000 glue (with precision tips): https://amzn.to/3KBNK4Z

Neodymium magnets I put on my paint cakes: https://amzn.to/3UzmhFO

Smaller Neodymium magnets I also use: https://amzn.to/417Qnmn

Tin snips: https://amzn.to/43pFIFb

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Tuesday Tips @ 10: Cleaning Practice Heads & Boards

Happy Tuesday! This week I’m talking about how I keep my Sparkling Faces practice boards and my Mehron practice head looking great for years! I hope you enjoy today’s video and if you use other types of heads or boards, please share with us in the comments how you keep YOURS looking good as new!

  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board – DECOLLETAGE
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – DECOLLETAGE
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - LEO
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – LEO
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Boards - TINA
    Sparkling Faces Practice Boards – TINA
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - KATE
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – KATE
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - JIM
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – JIM
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - DAVID
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – DAVID
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - Ben (RH)
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – Ben (RH)
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - Isabelle (RH)
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – Isabelle (RH)
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - Julia
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – Julia
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - Kevin
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – Kevin
    $20.00
  • Sparkling Faces Practice Board - Sophia
    Sparkling Faces Practice Board – Sophia
    $20.00
  • Mehron Practice Head
    Mehron Practice Head
    $38.00
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Tuesday Tips @ 10: Reviving Old Brushes

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s been a busy couple weeks here at Paintertainment, with Easter gigs, preparing to teach at the MAX convention, releasing our spring issue of Wet Paint Magazine, and adding new products to the shop! We have Elodie Ternois’ pretty pastel palettes and cakes just in time for Easter, Mehron Edge makeup in black and white, and our latest magazine issue!

  • Wet Paint Magazine – Vol 7 Issue 1 – Spring 2023
    Wet Paint Magazine – Vol 7 Issue 1 – Spring 2023
    $18.00
  • Mehron EDGE Makeup
    Mehron EDGE Makeup
    $11.95
  • Fusion Split Cakes
    Fusion Split Cakes
    $12.50$13.50
  • Fusion Spectrum Palettes
    Fusion Spectrum Palettes
    $35.00$65.00

Okay, back to today’s topic…it’s time for a Tuesday Tip at Ten! This week I dived into the archives to revive an old video on reviving old brushes! Check this out and give one of these methods a try if your brushes are getting old and crusty! You might be surprised how much life is left in them. And, well, if this doesn’t work for you, you can always hop on over to our shop and get yourself a new set! 🙂

Thanks so much for watching, and happy painting!

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Come see me at MAX!

Woohoo!! Only 13 more days until I hit the road and head to the MAX convention in St Louis! I’m super excited to be road trippin’ with an entourage of Minnesota painty friends, and to be teaching three convention classes AND one post-convention class! I’ll also be running a table in the vendor room. If you’re coming to MAX, be sure to swing by and say hi! I’ve only ever attended ONE convention within the US and that was right in my home state of MN, so I’m super excited to meet so many artists I’ve only known via Facebook! Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@paintertainmentdotcom) as I’ll be posting pics of our adventures in St Louis!

Here are some descriptions of my convention classes:

Monday, April 17, 4:30-6:30: Cheek Art

If you’re planning to attend my cheek art class OR are just thinking about it, please connect with me via my Facebook event page by marking yourself “going” or “interested!” I’ll use this event page to communicate with my students and share info before and after class.

Tuesday, April 18, 10:15 – 11:45: Realism

I’ve had SO many people tell me they struggle with knowing where to put shadows and highlights. I’ll be using lots of visuals and hands on learning to help you grasp the concepts of painting something to look 3D! If you’re planning to attend my Realism class OR are just thinking about it, please connect with me via my Facebook event page by marking yourself “going” or “interested!” I’ll use this event page to communicate with my students and share info before and after class.

Wednesday, April 19, 2:4504:15: Jewelry

In my Jewelry class we will go over the top 7 mistakes people make when attempting to paint realistic jewelry! If you’re planning to attend my jewelry class OR are just thinking about it, please connect with me via my Facebook event page by marking yourself “going” or “interested!” I’ll use this event page to communicate with my students and share info before and after class.

Thursday, April 20, 2:00-4:00: Window Painting Post-Convention Class

This class is a post-convention class, so it is NOT included in your convention registration. The cost is $75, and space is limited, though I still have just a couple spots left as of the writing of this post, if you’d like to snag one! $75 will be a STEAL for all the information you will get in this class! You can easily make that back plus a lot more on one window job. I am not wasting your time having you practice painting on glass…you all know how to paint with a brush, and you have windows at home. In THIS class I will teach you all of the in’s and out’s of window painting, and how I turned my covid pivot turned into an incredibly lucrative addition to my services. I will walk you through the process of painting windows, but will also tell you what supplies you’ll need (and how little you can get away with when you start out), what to watch out for, tricks of the trade, how to remove window painting, and how to keep painting windows in the winter months. I will give you a step by step plan to take yourself from never having painted a window to soliciting window jobs in your area, marketing tips, and additional learning resources. I’ll even with you my own window job contract, and the rates I was paid for the windows I have done to date. If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of getting into window painting, do NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! I will be boiling down everything I’ve learned the hard way over the past 3 years into 2 hours of gold for you!

If you are just thinking about this class or are planning to register, be sure to connect with me in my Facebook event page where I will be communicating with those who are interested! Once you register for the class, you will be invited to a private group for class attendees ONLY, where we can share our progress into the super fun world of window painting. If you would like to snag one of those last couple seats left, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!