August 2016 archive

Inspiration for Halloween

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enter site Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year for face painters. It’s also a really fun time as everyone starts practising new designs. I am no exception.

go In this creation, I tried to make a sort of Gothic Woodland Sprite. Like a fairy but darker,more sinister.

I was really pleased with how it turned out and had fun playing with the various filters on my phone.IMG_20160820_091320

I feel really inspired at the moment, there’s so many new designs I want to try.

Watch this space!peace1

Festival Feathers

IMG_20160814_105512I was excited to be given a festival themed party yesterday in Fountain Head Village, Halifax.

I made this design board especially for the client, at no extra cost.


The feather design (middle left) proved the biggest hit with both sexes. I varied it and did different colour combinations, added glitter etc to personalise.

I love themes, they give me a focus, stretch me artistically and set the creative juices flowing.

So don’t just settle for the usual faces, give your party guests a bespoke face they will remember with Face Ace.


A plate and a famous pig

IMG_20160808_204843This weekend I painted at a birthday party for a one year old in Illingworth..

Sometimes people don’t consider a painter for such a little one but although the baby was too young to be painted, I was around for all the friends and family.  I painted flowers (above) and several Ninja Turtles before receiving an unusual request.

The child’s mother had organised a lovely cake, nice buffet etc and was determined her little girl was not left out of the face painting action. She had a novel suggestion. I was asked to paint Peppa Pig on to a paper plate!

Why? You may ask (I certainly did….)

It was actually a really sweet idea. Mum wanted her little one to have a memento of the day to put in her memory box for when she was older. With such a sentiment behind the request, how could I possibly say no?

All turned out well and the paper plate was certainly stiller than a moving child so it ws very easy to paint.

So, little birthday girl got something special to keep and all her friends and relatives got their face painted in her honour.


Bring on the Bling


It’s the height of festival season and I confess,  I have been bitten by the bling bug.

I know I am late to the party here folks, but like my diet coke habit, now I have started, I can’t bring myself to stop!

I have had regular glitter, gems and liquid sparkles on board at Face Ace since it began but I recently purchased some chunky glitter as I thought it would go down well with adults and older girl customers, and with me! 

For those of you not yet in the loop, chunky glitter is the funky, sophisticated older sister of regular face glitter. Celebrities and models are often seen sporting it everywhere from red carpet events to beach parties.

The particles in the product are not uniform in shape. Thus different looks can be created by layering to add texture or applying it beyond the face, into the hair for a really dramatic look.

Only cosmetic grade grade glitter should ever be used on the face. Cosmetic glitter is not made of metal and so if it goes in the eyes (care must be taken so it doesn’t), any damage is limited.

The only way to see what really works is to practice, so I had lots of fun this afternoon.  I tried a scattered, paint splattered, almost punk look.

The picture below shows the glitter in different lights to give you an idea of the sparkle factor.


I loved this look, and it made me so inspired to experiment more.

As usual, if there’s anything you would like to see, comment and let me know. peace1

Yorkshire Day

IMG_20160803_065840I celebrated Yorkshire Day this week by painting white roses on the cheeks and arms of visitors to Halifax Central library.

I did feel a bit of a fraudster though as I am originally from Lancashire (Shhh!) The ones on the photo are those I practiced at home, but on the day, I decided to bling them up with a bit of gold glitter gel in the centre.

Everyone seemed to enjoy it – and a couple of staff got involved too. A fun day despite the typical Yorkshire weather (Rain!!!!).peace1