Evolutionz Face & Body Art's Holiday Face Painting package is great fun for family events as well as corporate events. Our festive designs, and holiday spirited artists will leave your guests with unforgettable memories. Face Painting is Great for Holiday:
- Company Holiday Parties
- Charity Events
- Family Holiday Dinners
- In-store Promotions
- Santa Breakfast Events
As you're planning those holiday parties don't forget about hiring your entertainment! Keep those guests busy and engaged by high quality face painting
and glitter tattoos
. Evolutionz Face & Body Art's competitive rates guarantee that you will receive a skilled and friendly artist!
Feliz November, LOL! Seems like the Holiday season is being extended year after year. I'm receiving all sorts of Holiday ads from my vendors and suppliers. I figured it's time I get my Holiday promos rolling. I have something special planned this year and it involves showcasing some of the awesome designs I've created for upcoming events. Of course I need smiling faces to paint and photograph! Requirements:
- Age 4-12
- No known allergies
- Ability to sit upright for 10-30 minutes
- Reside in Metro Milwaukee
- Willing to take outdoor/offsite photos
- Permission to apply FDA approved makeup, glitter, adhesive, temporary hair color, and basic hair styling
As always I'm seeking adults and pregnant mothers (6-9 months) for body painting and gestational art modeling.
You can be the most skilled and creative face painter, but if you're tools aren't up to par or you don't know what to use them for you may not deliver your best work. It'll be pretty difficult to draw those crisp lines and perfect swirls that we all adore with a brush whose bristles are flaring in every direction. In addition to the maintenance of your brushes you want to become knowledgeable in their uses in order to produce the desired effect. This knowledge will help you in becoming a better face painter and a better artist in general. Below are some of the most popular brushes used by most face and body artists. Different parts of a paintbrush
Round, Flat, Filbert, Ferrule, Fan, what?
When I've attend workshops or classes I quickly realized how important the terminology or jargon is. Some instructors will quickly explain the different brush types, but many do not. I will provide a short description of the commonly used brushes and their uses.
Round: If you view a round brush at eye level you will see that the tip of the bristles taper to a fine point. This point is what aides the artist in creating fine lines and details. Round brushes come in a variety of sizes. The larger the brush number the broader the stroke will be and vice versa. My favorite round brushes are #4 & #6.
Fan: As the name implies, the bristles of a fan brush "fan out". Typically used to smoothly blend color it's also great for creating plant and hair textures. In my working kit I tend to have just one fan brush.
Filert: A filbert brush ends in a slight point like a round brush, except the brush belly is flat vs. round like a round brush. A filbert brush is great for blending and creating teardrops. This brush can be used flat or on the side depending upon the desired effect.
My actual menu board.
To menu or not to menu? Sounds strange, huh? For face painters this is a real live dilemma. Face painters have to decide whether or not they will work from a menu of design options or not. The next decision to be made is whether or not it will be a picture menu or word menu. As an artist who has tried the entire gamut, I definitely have an opinion.
Why offer a design menu? Have you ever stood in line behind someone at a donut shop, ice cream parlor, or at the Cheesecake Factory counter who was taking forever to decide? With all the choices of so many palate pleasing delights, deciding on one can be an overwhelming experience. Now imagine if you were given the option to choose any flavor you could imagine. Suddenly that wait has gotten 10x's longer. This is what I've experienced when I didn't offer a design menu for the kids to choose from. I'd get little ladies and gents in my chair without any idea what design they would like or what I was capable of creating. Additionally, working without a menu will require you to have the ability to paint a rainbow kitty, with lime green whiskers, and purple spots or WHATEVER else a child can imagine! <<<< That really happened, and I did paint it! Seriously, if you work without a menu you will have to have 100's of designs committed to memory. Most of us do have 100's yet, 1000's of designs committed to memory, but why not select several of the most popular designs and make them AWESOME and offer them to your customers. Always leave an option for special requests from your customers.
Picture menu or word menu? I think this comes down to personal preference and your ability to duplicate the exact same design over and over. Personally, I don't like to offer a picture menu. I like to change my designs and give each customer a unique version of the design they selected. Often, with picture menus the customer will expect for the design to look exactly as the photo. Most aren't aware of the effect face shape and skin tone will have on a design.
The one negative I've experienced to offering a word only menu is that customers do not know what to expect. To ease that worry, I chat with the little one and ask things like, "What's your favorite color, Would you like a sparkly fairy with lots of swirls, do you want a happy or scary skull, etc." Such questions helps the customer relax, and allows them to have some customization to their chosen design. Another obstacle with a word menu is that not ALL children can read. To address this issue I've added little doodles to each word to give the child a visual cue as to what the word is. I love when parents take advantage of my word menu and give their child a literacy lesson :)
There's no right or wrong option. Try out everything until you find what works best for you. Please share with me your preference for a picture menu or a word menu.
In my house almost anything goes for Halloween. My kids can be pretty much whatever they choose to be. This year my girls wanted to be members from Kiss. How could I resist!!!! A majority of their wardrobe came from Goodwill. We found this awesome fringed shirt for just $3.99!!!!! Not to mention a vintage vinyl vest. My older daughter found a cool tank at Hot Topic (it was for a band she liked so she can wear it again). We found the wigs at Target for $7.20 on clearance. The makeup was by me, of course! They received so many compliments on their costumes. Zombie Queen
Here's the first of my costumes for Halloween. I attended a Hallows Eve Party and decided I wanted to be some sort of "pretty" zombie. So, this is what I came up with. I call myself the Zombie Queen! It's a latex & scar wax makeup. I added spray painted black flowers and a raven to my hair. My wardrobe was a "back of the closet special" and I added existing accessories. Photo bombed by a Kiss band member
I couldn't go trick or treating as the Zombie Queen (I couldn't live with scaring all the little ones). So I went with something a little lighter. Using the same clothing and hair accessories, I went with a friendlier glitter filled makeup and transformed into a Dark Fairy. She was a lot of fun & full of sparkles.
It's not too late to book your Halloween makeup application appointment! Hurry, (414) 218-9539
My God children and my son (the ninja turtle).
So what was your costume this Halloween???
Often planning an event can be a daunting task. You have keep track of the guest list, plan and/or prepare a menu, decorate, etc. This can be a difficult task for even the most experienced super mom out there. The last thing you need is to stress over hiring the perfect entertainer. Whether you’re hiring a clown, face painter, balloon artist, magician or any other type of entertainer I have some helpful tips for you.
Price. Price alone should never be a deal breaker. In most markets entertainers are typically priced within the same price range. You will however find some entertainers priced significantly higher or lower than others. This difference can be the result of higher overhead, experience, target market, or quality of service. Make sure when you’re comparing entertainers based on price that you are comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Try to have your budget defined before you call the entertainers. Also if you really like the work of an entertainer ask about a discount if their rates exceed your budget. Some entertainers offer smaller unadvertised services to fit smaller budgets.
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Portfolio. This is very important. Not only do you want to see the client’s best work but you also want to see actual event work. Often an online gallery or portfolio is hand selected by the entertainer, which is great. We love to show off our best work! But, you do want to see actual event photos. A great source to see photos of your entertainers work is through their social media networks. Customers love sharing their photos from their event. This way you can see how the entertainer works in the 100 degree blazing sun with 30 guests anxiously waiting!
Insurance. Any business worth having is worth protecting. Little can be said about liability insurance other than any relevant business should have it. Sure, the entertainer will only be at your location for an hour or 2 but can you afford for ANYTHING to go wrong? Most venues will require that any entertainers you hire have a valid liability policy and some will even ask that you have the entertainer get their venue named on the certificate of liability. Always ask your entertainer if he/she has a basic liability policy, it wouldn’t hurt to actually ask to see a copy!
Customer Service. Ever met the sly toothed used car salesmen that sold you a crap shoot of a vehicle? Well there are entertainers that are sly toothed as well. So how do you tell fact from fiction? Check out their reviews, and not from just 1 source. Another great source for feedback is from another entertainer. If the entertainer you’re interested in is booked as them to refer you to someone else.
Ready to paint for the Reed Construction company picnic.
The summer of 2012 has been a busy one! I've had the opportunity to return to previous customers events as well as acquired quite a few new customers. I'm truly proud and thankful for the support I've received.
Scary vampire face painting.
None of this would've been possible without my DH. Most weekends I'd leave in the morning, stop home for lunch (if I'm lucky) and return home for the night after 7pm. Upon my return I'd be greeted by our 4 lovely children and an in tact home!
Tribal Face Painting from the Reed Construction Picnic.
Batman & a puppy! What a great summer!
Lastly and most importantly I'd like to thank every one of YOU! Thank you for liking my posts on Facebook
, retweeting my Tweets on Twitter, liking my photos on Instagram, and re-pinning my pins on Pinterest. You've done an amazing job sharing my business with your families and friends. I'm flattered by the support I've received. Without your support and encouragement none of this would've been possible. Thank you for making 2012 a wonderful, face painting filled summer!
September is starting off to be equally busy as my summer has been with many back to school celebrations and fairs. October is expected to be equally as busy with Halloween to wrap it up!
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Thanks to everyone who has particpated. Make sure to check back next week!
Little ones love things that are sparkly. Honestly most adults love a little bling as well! But did you know not all glitter is created equally when it comes to cosmetic use?
Craft glitter is typically found in the arts and crafts aisle at super centers or at your local hobby/craft store. These glitters are great for various arts and crafts projects but should NEVER be used on the face. Most craft glitters are made from aluminum sheets that are coated and treated with a reflective substance. They are cut in small circle shapes which allow them to flow freely when applied. You may find some craft glitters made from crushed mica or some other sort of mineral which often times will make the glitter smaller but the dyes used to color them often aren’t designed for skin use.
Evolutionz Face & Body Art only uses fine cosmetic glitter. Cosmetic glitter is usually a poly-coated (polyethylene terephthalate) pigment cut to .0004” or smaller hexagonal shape. The dyes used in FDA cosmetic approved glitters are safe for the skin.
Here are some fun facts about glitter (make sure you visit our Facebook Fan Page for Trivia Thursday as some of these facts will be questions!):
· Glitter was invented by Henry Ruschmann.
· Back in 40,000 B.C. ancient civilizations used mica flakes as glitter, it’s reflective qualities added sparkle to cave paintings and rituals
· In modern times glitter is used in cosmetics, foods, construction, and more.
· Glitter’s greatest use is for industrial purposes (from fine diamond glitter used to polish tools to glitter being added to flooring products for decorative purposes).
It’s rumored that the pop star spends $1,000's on glitter each month!
Glitter tattoos are so much fun! Kids love them. Teens adore them. Hosting a glitter tattoo is an inexpensive way to pack a lot of WOW into your event. They are great for larger events and typically with my wonderful "glitter gal" I can "tattoo" 20-30 guest per hour.
I'm sure you've seen those cool kits on TV, they are nice and very similar to what I use but they don't provide the variety of stencils, colors, and professional application I offer.