Monday, December 16, 2013

Another Busy Christmas Gig Weekend!

We've had another busy weekend of Christmas gigs!  Here are a few photos from Saturday and Sunday...
This lady wanted a small hint for her boyfriend! ;-)

Abominable Snow Man and Frosty!

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I had time to paint myself Sunday too!

A few cheek art designs!

Santa answering the many questions kids ask him this time of year!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What we've been up to lately!

It's been busy around here!  In addition to the usual Christmas preparations many families have, I also have a December 26th baby's birthday to plan, and also keep VERY busy with face painting!  December is probably my busiest or 2nd busiest month of the year now...even busier than some summer months.  So, I'm a little behind in sharing photos, but thought I'd try to catch up here.  If you are a fan of my Facebook page, you may have seen many of these already but many are new.

Two weekends ago my mom and I painted at a "Breakfast with Santa" event at a hotel.  It was very fun!  We had some time between kids as they rode over to us via reindeer sleigh rides in waves, so I had a chance to paint my arm a couple times, too.  Here are a few photos....

A few of the faces I did

My first arm design of the morning

Mom all set up to paint!

My second arm painting of the day!  (snowman from Frozen)

Me and Santa Carlucci!  He keeps me pretty busy every December!

Last week I hosted another face painting jam for anyone I could reach via the Midwest face painters group on Facebook, and we had a good turnout!  It was a lot of fun hanging out and sharing ideas!

Painty friends doing their thing!  The whole jam lasted 7 hours...what fun!!

We had a full house!

My 2nd arm painting for the day...one stroke poinsettia

My 1st arm painting of the day

Last weekend I had fun painting at a mall Christmas event that I do every year with Santa!  My mom joined me this year and we painted for 3 hours. 

Mom doing her thing!

Real reindeer to pet!

Horse drawn wagon rides!

Tried a little one stroke snowflake thingy on my eye.

Me and Mom!

This gig happened to be the same night my boys got to go to the Monster Jam with Daddy and Grampa, so I of course had to paint dirt and tire tracks on them before they left, too!

Tonight my family and I attended a Christmas party at the memory care facility where my grandpa lives! I thought it would be fun to bring along my balloons and make some creations for the residents and guests.

Holding up some sample balloons for the girls to pick...
Me and my dad...he's such a great sport! That's one of my little elves peeking over the chair.
My grandpa! He got my first ever Rudolf balloon hat with a real light in the nose! Sure was a challenge getting the light in there.  If only my elastrator tool had not been delayed a day in shipping, it would have been much easier!  Gotta get some red round balloons too which would also make it easier!

Grandpa dangling his fishing pole in front of my dad's face! Love how balloons can turn adults into kids!

Love this lady...she's such a character and loves playing with my boys.  She picked the penguin because she said he looks like her husband!  Ha!
I also just sent out our December e-newsletter, and added a ton of new product to the website!  Whew!

This coming weekend I'm busy with gigs on Saturday and Sunday as well. Looking forward to trying out some of my new snowflake bling!  Watch for more pictures to come!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

BLING-gle all the way!

The mother load of packages arrived today, and we have tons of great new BLING in our shop, among other things! 

I know it's not even Christmas yet, but with the temps we are having in Minnesota right now, it's nice to think ahead to March! We now have these fun shamrocks ($2.50)!  These gems have flat backs, and can be attached with spirit gum or any of our other rhinestone adhesives

I'm really excited about these cool snowflakes ($4.00).  You get a ton of them in the bag, and they range in sizes from small accents to large centerpieces.  Great for your snow princess designs!  Can't wait to use these...I hope to use some in my upcoming Christmas gigs and will post pictures when I have them!

In addition to our large assortment of gems that are attached with your own choice of adhesives, we are now carrying some stick-on gems with adhesive backings on them.  Here are some images of what we have....all of them are $2.50!








In addition to the new gems, we have a couple more additions to our stencil assortment!

If you're looking to give stencils a try and don't want to spend a lot of money, we now have a set of pattern stencils that includes 12 different patterns for just $5.00!


Want to create your own stencils? We now sell stencil film in packs of 10! ($10) Each sheet is 8.5" x 11".
 Happy painting!  :-)


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More Christmas Cheek Art!

It's December and Paintertainment headquarters is buried in snow!  In an effort to stay indoors and stay warm, I've put together a few more fun Christmas cheek art step-by-step's for you!



Make sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates to come...we have some new items coming into the shop VERY soon, including some cool snowflake shaped rhinestones!  Our December e-newsletter will be going out soon as well.  Happy painting!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Cheek Art & Balloons

Well, our outdoor Christmas lights are up and while I refuse to turn them on until after Thanksgiving, I don't think it's ever too early to work on some Christmas face painting and balloon designs!  I put together a collage of my latest Christmas balloons, and a couple step-by-step cheek art designs for you today!

A few Christmas balloon designs I've been working on this week!

Here are a couple of my go-to Christmas cheek art designs, broken down into steps for you...

The poinsettia is done using a 1/2" flat brush, loaded with just the pink and red of a TAG Berry one-stroke cake.  Outlines and highlights are done with Wolfe black and white, with the icing on the cake being the gold dots of Liquid Bling!

The snow globe is definitely one of the most requested designs on my Christmas cheek art board.  The globe is painted here using Wolfe Metallix blue, with Wolfe black and white for outlines and highlights/snowflakes.  Adding glitter to the blue really makes it...you can also try using some liquid bling for snowflakes! I didn't add glitter in these photos, but this is one of those designs where glitter can really add the WOW factor!

These take me maybe 3 minutes...5 minutes tops if I really take my time!

I have many more Christmas cheek art designs that I will post in the coming months!  In the meantime, feel free to post requests for designs in the comments and I'd love to do one just for you!

Happy painting! :-)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October Happenings at Paintertainment

Things have been pretty busy around here lately!  I thought I'd share some random photos that I've only really put up on Facebook so far, in case you're not a Facebook follower!

Great Pumpkin design, done on myself!
My 5 year old was an angry bird for Halloween, so I painted his face to go with his costume!
Had a super fun gig where we painted mardi gras masks on adults before their party!
 In addition to face painting, I've been having fun getting into balloons! I had my first balloon gig a week and a half ago, and it went great!!
I had a fun time painting my niece last weekend and making her a princess wand, complete with a glitter-filled heart on top! She sits still better than any kid I've ever painted I think...I have to make myself stop because I could paint her for hours! ;-)
Sammy challenged me to make him a monster truck...I think he likes it!

Been working on more original balloon designs, like this rocket ship!
Be sure to visit our e-newsletter page, where you can now download the September and October issues, and sign up to get November's which just went out!