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A Spotty Dotty Delight. 20th November, 2012

Floral cluster with dots

When it comes to hashing out a design, I admit and hold my hand up to the design not being entirely my own.  There are some designs out there that are utterly gorgeous and you just have to replicate it as it is, then you get ones where there are only certain elements you like from it.  This could be a matter of things, placement of a flower, angle of… (read more)

Clean Brushes? .. Yes Please!!! 10th October, 2012


As a face painter, your brushes are essentially one half of what you do so in my opinion it is important that they’re kept in the best nick possible.  In the past I did a post on reshaping your brushes using boiled hot water, personally I still stand by this and do this to my brushes every 2 to 3 weeks.  But before I reshaped the brushes, a clean would… (read more)

Sponges For Your Kit 8th August, 2012

High density sponges cut in half for face painting

Sponges can come in a variety of shape, texture and form (density) but you’ll soon find them a handy addition to your kit. Whether they’re sponge mops for making the perfect circles to using them to apply your based colour to your design.  Different textures allow for different effects.  They can be used for a bearded face (stipple textured), snake scale or dry skin effect (sea sponge type texture). With these round… (read more)

My Secret Is Out .. 20th July, 2012


Just like something precious or in my case it’s more like a spoilt little naughty girl who’s not willing to share her dollies.  This blog piece is an article about these 5 ladies who have been a huge inspiration to me and my face painting journey thus far. With the power of social media and the likes of YouTube and Facebook, knowledge is out there.  Yes it is true that… (read more)

How To Make Split/Rainbow Cakes 12th June, 2012

A homemade split/rainbow cake

It takes a brave soul to cut up your new and pristine cakes that I know but I love these little gems which are such a time saver and more importantly; allows for MAXIMUM wow factor.  You can purchase these but if you can be bothered to make them, they are handy as you can customise the colour combination to your liking and cater it to what sort of faces… (read more)

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