Happy Tuesday! Here’s a video version of an old photo tutorial I did years ago on how to do rainbow unicorn horns quick and easy with a one stroke brush!
Happy Tuesday! Today I’d like to share a great tip that I learned from my artist friend Linda John! I’ll show you her cool trick for making super easy snowflakes without using any stencils or even a brush!
Happy Tuesday and happy independence day!! Today I thought it would be fitting to show you 6 different ways to paint fireworks!
I hope you have a fun filled day of painting patriotic designs…please feel free to comment and share what YOU painted this year!
What do you do when you can’t find your favorite brick stencil? For this week’s tip I’ll share how I make perfectly uniform bricks with NO stencil! I still love my stencils, but when I misplace mine or just forgot it at home (which, let’s face it, happens a lot with stencils), this is what I do!
Today I was practicing some balloon twisting, and working on coming up with a few variations of a snail! The little orange one is just a single 160 balloon with a yellow scrap. The pink & yellow one uses two 260’s and one pink 160, while the bigger one with the chrome shell uses three 260’s and a white round!
It’s super useful to have multiple ways to make different things, not only for the ability to adjust your speed at an event, but to account for any variations in the supplies you may have packed!
It got me thinking of course of how we do this same thing with face painting. I can do a quick cheek art version of something, a more detailed half-face, or a full face, for many of my designs! So I thought I’d put together a little video of the amount of variety you can achieve JUST within the CHEEK ART category alone! Here I start with s super fast snail that is made up of one pounce of a dauber and three teardrops! I then go on to add a little more detail, stepping it up with google eyes, and finally with more shading and festival glitter! The variations are endless, but I hope you enjoy this little sampling of speedy snails!
Lately I’ve been having some fun painting some lesser known Christmas special/movie characters and posting them on our Facebook page! Here are a few I’ve done so far…there are more coming next week, so make sure to like and follow us on Facebook for more fun inspiration to come!
Okay, this one below is not a particular movie character, however, it was an idea that came out of the Charlie-in-the-Box design with the pom poms! I thought they would make cute snowballs! 😀
Here are a few of the products I used for the snowflakes in many of these designs…I love the short kabuki brush for detailed stencil designs, and am totally in love with these Ooh! Snowflake stencils!!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for some more fun Christmas designs next week, as well as photos from our upcoming weekend events!
Tonight I finally had a chance to try out a few of the fun new products that were recently added to Paintertainment’s online shop! I took photos along the way so that I could share a little rainbow butterfly how-to for you!
1) Wet the brush and/or paint. Swipe the Snazaroo butterfly fan brush across the Paradise Rainbow Cake to load it with a rainbow of colors! (You’ll swipe in the other direction, loading the other side of the brush, when you do the butterfly’s right wing in step 3)
2) Lay the butterfly fan brush against the skin, making sure that all colors make contact.
3) Swipe to the right as you lift the brush up for the left wing! Repeat using the other side of the brush for the right wing.
Now that things are barely settling down a bit, I thought I’d post some photos from a couple of my favorite annual gigs that were last week!
My mom and I have been doing this outdoor concert together for the past few years at the Village at Mendota Heights. So far we’ve always lucked out with great weather! There’s a cute grassy “square” outside where all the families gather to listen to children’s entertainment. This year there was even a petting zoo!
|a few happy customers!|
|My mom painting|
Then the next day I painted at another one of my favorite events to work at…the fall kickoff party at Virtuosos Music Academy in Plymouth! The past few years they’ve been including some of the other neighboring businesses and the event grows every year. It is free and open to the public with wonderful live music by the students, karate demonstrations from the nearby karate school, and this year they even had free Starbucks, and some professional stylists from The Style Room styling and spraying kids’ hair fun colors!
|some musicians performing from the music school|
|I had just a few minutes to paint my own arm when I started! I love doing the music related designs at this event.|
|My little portable face painting setup. It all folds up and fits in the back of my VW Beetle!|
|A little father son arm painting!|
|There was a rush of “eye swirls” after everyone saw this one! I love how it matched her earrings!|
It was a busy end to a busy summer, and I still have more events to paint at this September. Business is booming and I’ve been having a lot of fun! Before we know it I’ll be posting photos of Christmas gigs with Santa…gotta enjoy these summer days as long as we can!
My little 3 and a half year old Sammy is really at the age where he’s getting into the face painting. He prefers to have them on his arms, legs, and hands though, so he can see them. Usually when Mommy gets home from a gig, I have one last customer demanding a painting when I walk in the door!
Here are a few of the creations that he come up with and asked me to paint in the past few weeks…
|For this one he asked for a “Beetle car.” It had to be blue, like Thomas, of course, and I used some metallic silver for the bumpers and wheels.|
|He was extremely specific on this one. It had to be an orange house with a green roof, a blue garage door, and an apple tree with apples. He has a very creative, vivid imagination like his Mommy, and I love helping him realize his “vision!”|
|This is Otis, our dog. Sammy came up with the idea to make his tail on his finger so that it could be “wagged.”|
|This is Amos, our other dog. He had to have his green collar, too.|