Getting ready to Sparkle!

Sparkling faces boardI was thrilled  to receive this awesome board recently!

I’ve had a display  board for a while but this individual colour board is amazing for showcasing individual pieces I love it – it even has a name “Lia”. You can get different skin tones and boys too and YES – of course I want them all!

Where to start? Well, we’re in November so I reckon that means ns that Christmas is fair game now

This is what I came up with –  a gorgeous Christmas mask complete with snowflakes and holly. I’m starting to get lots of Christmas bookings now so I think this one will premiere on a real live face very soon!

Speak soon!

peace and glitter

Halloween 2019

This Halloween season has been busy as usual so far and it’s not even over yet!

I decided it would be a cool idea to give something back to my customers this year, so made a video on Facebook all about giving people tips on how to face paint their own kids for trick or treating! You can find this video here

I also wanted to have a go at a fabulous sugar skull.

I love sugar skulls but they can be time consuming.

Want to see how I created this fantastic look?

Click this link to see the application speeded up.

So, all this fun and Halloween isn’t even here yet!

I have a Halloween party lined up this Tuesday in Huddersfield – can’t wait to paint some more fab fiendish faces!

I like it best on repeat!

purple roses

I just could NOT work it out the other day when I got a missed call and my phone flashed up a date. When I log my jobs, I always enter the name of the customer and date of my event with them. For example I may put  “Sarah, 10th November”.

My phone was flashing “*HER NAME* 14th October” and I was like – dang! -but i DON’T have a gig then!

I spent a couple of crazy hours trying to play detective and I am pleased to say all was well in the end!

This client was listed in my phone from her birthday party booking LAST YEAR.

Better still, she was calling to RE-BOOK my face painting!

How AWESOME was that!

So this afternoon, I’m getting busy with brushes making her an amazing design board, ready to wow her guests in Highroad Well, Halifax tomorrow!

I feel so lucky to have so many returning clients.

Like all the best songs, it’s always better on repeat! 😉peace and glitter

Proud to be part of Calderdale Pride!

I was delighted to be a part of some of the #CalderdalePride2019 celebrations in Halifax today!

It combined two things that bring me joy.

1) Supporting and celebrating inclusion and LGBT+ rights

2) Painting hearts and rainbows.

What could be better?

peace and glitter

Continuous Improvement!

You may think that a few years into this now and I should be resting on my laurels, coasting along…… Not at all!

One of the things I still do regularly is PRACTICE!

I am always trying to get better- by watching tutorials, getting tips from others and just getting my brushes out whenever I can.

I have a stencil for leopard print but have never been totally happy with the look it gave. Recently, I’ve been working on my freehand leopard  print as the design is always a winner.

What do you think?

I reckon it would be a sure-fire hit at a hen-do with a dash of glitter!

peace and glitter

Heptonstall Festival 2019

By the time the Heptonstall festival contacted me last year, I was fully booked.

This year though, I was back with a vengeance!

I was on a roll from all the recent gigs, plus I was working with a lovely face painting friend.

For a small village, Heptonstall festival packs a punch. Local bands, story telling and craft tents as well as amazing street food and – of course – wonderful Face Ace face painting and glitter!mermaid Heptonstall Festival

The two of us worked like demons in the sun but it was such fun to be a part of such a fabulous event again. Many of the families visiting the festival know me from parties they’ve had, previous festivals etc. A pleasure to see them back at Heptonstall Festival year after year – usually with more kids in tow!

I was inspired by the glorious July weather so had lots of fun with shimmery copper, bronze and gold. That week I had just had some new chunky glitter delivered too so what an amazing way to show it off! Heptonstall Festival Face PaintingSee you next year Heptonstall!peace and glitter

 

A busy weekend

June and July are always the busiest face painting months.

This weekend I had 3 events. First, I was at Fountainhead Village in Halifax for a 6th birthday party. It was a scorcher in a pub garden and I was kept very busy – mainly with requests for mermaid faces!

That evening, no rest for me – off to an address near Shibden for a 40th birthday. This time I was to provide festival glitter designs. I brought my new sign to make sure I got some attention. What do you think?It was very popular. Here is my favourite from that evening – an awesome aqua extravaganza!

It was a lovely occasion – basking in the late June sunshine, making people happy and being part of a fun celebration with a friendly crowd.

Aquamarina!

Then finally on Sunday I was off to Northowram to a repeat customer. This customer always makes such an effort with parties and outfits.  I felt proud to be a part of the celebration for the little girl’s 4th birthday. Don’t they look fabulous?So, it was a wonderful weekend for Face Ace- and now, I am resting my back ready for next weekend at #Heptonstall festival!peace and glitter

 

 

Summer again already!

OK- admit it!  I haven’t been the best at updating this website recently. However I have been very busy. June and July are always my busiest months. It’s a combination of the usual birthday parties that come up all year round and then the additional public events that summertime brings.Glitter face ace

Much of my work has been in Greetland/Stainland recently like this lovely glitter picture. I love it up there because it’s so rural and green. Bus connections aren’t great but it’s worth going there for how pretty it is. Lovely people too.

This weekend I was back in Hebden Bridge at #kidsfest  The board below was my offering to complement their circus themeI was happy someone chose this design as it was my favourite. I have been painting this little girl since she was tiny. 

Still lots coming up – a princess party this weekend then 2 school leaving do’s very soon too!

Happy New Year Face Acers!

Well everyone, it’s been a busy few weeks as you can imagine. I had some interesting gigs for sure.

I love Christmas face painting. It inspires me to think of a new board and each year it gets a bit better as I hone my skills. Here’s this years.

Of course there are designs that will come out every year like my popular reindeer or Santa but there are new ones appearing like this cute Snow bear! Doesn’t she look adorable?

I also found out my son makes an absolutely awesome Grinch. Check him out!I hope that 2019 brings you all you dream of and hopefully see you around soon.xxpeace and glitter

 

Halloween Confetti Skull

So this what I came up with for Halloween 2018

Skull design face painting

I wanted something a bit fun rather than scary.

There was no “design” in mind, I just free styled. It’s better to do that sometimes instead of trying to copy others. Aside from there being less pressure, you get back in touch with your innate creativity.

I christened it “Confetti skull” as that’s what it reminded me of with all the little colourful pieces. Really vibrant.Face Ace Face Painting

I topped  it off with a fun red wig – oh -and my cosy jammies! Lol! 😉

 

You can find more of my Halloween designs and other fab faces on my instagram page here https://www.instagram.com/juliefaceace/

Hope you all had a great Halloween!

 

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