February isn’t my busiest time of year, I’ll admit but hey- we’re nearly in Match now so BRING ON SPRING!
Whenever I paint flowers,I always want to do roses as I love the way they look so complex. Still, not wanting to be a one trick pony, I was determined to push myself out of my comfort zone.
With the rose ban firmly in force, I ended up going for blue foxgloves. I’m quite proud of them. What do you think?
Then I thought I’d play around some more with floral ideas.
I have plenty of Spring bookings coming up in Calderdale, so can’t wait for a chance to use some of these cute designs soon.
I have done quite a few parties at Upsy Daisys in Mytholmroyd and know the venue well, having a little boy myself. This time it was a little girl’s 4th birthday.
There was no theme but my neon butterfly design was very popular.
I also got the chance to paint some pretty flowers on one of the mums.
The mother of the birthday girl was very happy and posted me a fantastic 5 star review on Facebook. Click here to see it.https://m.facebook.com/amyeliz87/activity/10154092304837595?ref=page_internal
My first gig of the year came on 2nd January in Ripponden. My brief was a “Safari theme”.
After all the Christmas designs, it was a pleasant change and fired my imagination.
Here are a couple from my personalised design board.
Usually I print the design board out for clients but because it had been Christmas and New Year, unfortunately I couldn’t find a printers open. Still, I loaded all the ideas on to a tablet so they could be viewed.
The faces were very popular, although afew old favourites like butterflies did sneak in.
Hope everyone has a happy and creative 2017.
I’ve had a busy weekend promoting Christmas events in Calderdale. On Friday, a face painting friend and I painted at the Christmas Light Switch On in Elland. It was a lovely atmosphere with a children’s choir, really added to the excitement.
Then on Saturday I was off to Sowerby Bridge to do the “Up and Down T’street” which was aimed at bringing trade to the town and encouraging people to shop local.
A birthday party on Sunday rounded off the weekend. It was nice to do regular designs like Tigers instead of the Christmas ones I’d been doing so frequently.
That’s all for now. Have a fab Christmas and New Year, Face Acers.
It’s a busy few weekends for Face Ace – as well as the usual parties, I have Christmas Fayres and Light Switch on events ahead. I have no free day time slots until after Christmas now.
I wanted to take my Christmas designs to the next level so loved working on this piece below.
I adore all the reds and greens – so vibrant. It’s based on work by Sarah Janakowic – a well known face painter She loves painting flowers, as I do It was nice to have an opportunity to wear full make up too -something I rarely do.
I made my first video as a result. I’m not exactly Lisa Joy Young yet (a well known YouTuber) but I’m fairly happy with how it turned out. I think video editing is my next skill to conquer as I need to master all the zooming in, trimming it etc.
Click here to see how it turned out. It’s on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JulieFaceace/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
As always, let me know what you think.
I have lots of pre Christmas gigs coming up over the next few weeks so am spending time practising festive faces.
It’s all about getting the balance right between something that looks professional yet can be recreated in a hurry when the queues are long.
The good thing about Christmas is there is no better time to apply masses of glitter.
Hopefully I’ll be adding some sparkle to an event near you Catch me at the following places
See you all soon.
I painted at a fun day for The Malthouse in Rishworth for a fun day back in summer so was delighted to be asked back last night to add some face painting fun to their Bonfire party.
It was a lovely atmosphere – Toffee Apples and real Yorkshire Parkin for sale, a kids disco, Bonfire and fabulous firework display.
The staff were rushed off their feet and worked incredibly hard but it was a very successful evening. I painted Butterflies, Tigers and Cheetahs as well as the kids below.
I really enjoyed it and got to see a few sneaky fireworks from the window too. Happy November 5th everyone!
I love looking at the face painting groups on the internet, I learn so much that way and it’s a really good incentive to push out of my comfort zone. When I saw recently that a fellow painter had done a fantastic black lace mask, I decided I would have a go too, but in red.
I had never done anything as intricate as this without stencils and was very happy how it turned out.
It’s little things like knowing which red is the most vibrant that make it stand out. I have to say I am in love with this mask. Isn’t it perfect for that special costume party, glam Halloween look or even Valentines day?
Sadly, I had no such occasion to wear it for, so sadly it all got washed off quite quickly. Still, I enjoyed feeling pretty for 10 minutes or so!
Work like this can take up to an hour because of the fine detail. I am sure you will agree it was a real showstopper.
I welcome your thoughts.
At the time of writing this post, I have two Halloween gigs coming up. I am very excited about both.
I have split any practice time between working on super creepy adult designs and quick, easy kid ones.
Below is a gruesome looking green goblin I created.
Faces like this can take a while (up to an hour) because of all the layering and blending needed for texture and shadows. The face has to be carefully sculpted and contoured.
What do you think?
I have also been working on a kids board for Halloween parties. I just wanted simple designs that are fun and not too scary for the little ones.
If there’s anything you would like to see, let me know.
Most face painters love to buy new face painting products, and I am no exception.
Sometimes, however, I have to be all grown up, business-like and reign myself in a little. This week, after looking at the incomings and outgoings, I had to be a bit strict with myself and say “no more”. Which is a shame because there are so many Halloween products I wanted to try.
So there I was, feeling a bit sorry for myself when I had an idea. Why not make some fake blood myself!
Channelling my messy inner child, I raided the food cupboard and just played – adding random food stuffs to my gloopy potion. The result, I think contained red food colouring, golden syrup and a bit of marmite. I then added a little red face paint to brighten it up slightly.
This was the result – a bright, fresh looking blood, rather than the darker arterial blood effect. Pretty credible, I reckon.
Alot of fun to experiment with but rather sticky to apply to the skin.
Would love to know what you think.