Saturday, September 8, 2018

What's so SPECIAL about PAINTERTAINMENT?


We realize that you have a lot of options when it comes to where you purchase your supplies, and I want to sincerely thank all of my loyal customers for their business! When you shop with Paintertainment you are not deepening the pockets of a large corporation. You are supporting a one-woman company, a mom who literally runs her online store out of her basement. You are helping send two little boys to church camp, get new school supplies, and have camping adventures with their family. You are not only helping to support an actual family, but a fellow face painter who is out there painting faces a birthday parties and company picnics just like yourself! Okay, you may be helping support my unhealthy addiction to potential paint kit boxes I find at Goodwill and garage sales too, but...um...let's change the subject, shall we?!

What's so special about Paintertainment?
Every successful business must have something unique in what they offer to stand out from the crowd.  I am constantly striving to offer you more when it comes to instruction and education, but also carry a huge variety of products that no other face painting retailers carry.  So, in case you're wondering what all the fuss is about, here are some of the things we offer!

Free Resources

I absolutely LOVE helping my fellow artists! While I try to host a paint jam once a month in my home in Minnesota, I also am constantly adding to my vast library of free content online. Check out my Learn Page - This is where I corral all of my free learning resources, including blog articles, YouTube videos, free step-by-step's, etc.  Whenever I get a question more than once, it goes on my to-do list and I'll either create a blog post or e-newsletter article (also free) answering that question.
Every order of $50 or more gets a free step-by-step trading card!
Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to help other artists learn and love to make step by step's! Every order of $50 or more in my online store receives a free step-by-step trading card with a fun design!

Free Insured, Priority Shipping

We ALWAYS have free shipping (within the USA) on orders of $100 or more when you enter coupon code "SHIP100"! And no, that's not super slow parcel post shipping...that is Priority mail, fully insured, with tracking. That means your supplies only take 1-3 business days to arrive within the US once shipped. And if they don't, we can track it and get your money back if the USPS messes up! That's free peace of mind!

Endless Coupons
Everyone who subscribes to our free e-newsletter receives at least a 10% off coupon for the month, which means you can pretty much always get a discount!

Easy Shopping
With my background in industrial design and my experience as a retail designer, I know how people shop. There aren't a lot of "brick & mortar" shops out there for our industry, though physical stores typically give us a better experience when we want to just browse.


For this reason, our "click & mortar" shop is designed more like the former. Enter the shop and you can visually look around to see all the departments we have. Click on the one you'd like to shop, and browse a visual store shelf to narrow down your options!

Exclusive Products
Being an author and designer, I'm always working to come up with new books and other products that fill a need that I see in our industry. Here are a few of the products we sell that are purely Paintertainment produced!

Design Menus...
We sell laminated cheek art menus for everyday events, as well as holiday themes! We also have matching cheat sheets which are great for artists to reference.

Word menus are a great way for a team of artists to offer the same designs with their own individual artistic style! They are also great for events where the crowd is inconsistent, enabling the artist to adjust their level of detail to fit the time they have. We offer a custom word menu design service, enabling you to choose what you want for just $1 per design, and can even include your own business name and contact info! We lay it out for you and send a custom, printable pdf file right to your inbox!

some of our word menu designs

In addition to face painting menus, we also offer balloon menus! 



We can lay out a custom assortment of balloon art for you just like the word menus, or we also sell miniature, pocket-sized menu cards that are perfect to fit in your balloon apron!


Practice Sheets...
Our PainterTemplates are great for "sketching" out design concepts with your brush! The paper is a light gray so your white paint is visible, and each sheet features both a front view on one side, and a side view on the other, so you can do full face and eye designs! Our templates are heavily laminated and easy to clean, and full scale so you don't have to downsize your brush when using one stroke cakes.
PainterTemplates practice painting sheets with a front and side view on every sheet


Books...
While some of my own books are sold throughout Europe, most of them are currently only available through Paintertainment. Here are some of my current books...
Face Painting: a Complete Step-by-Step guide for total beginners
My latest book: Jewelry for Face and Body Artists

One Stroke Face Painting, available in standard and heavy duty! 
Classic Carnival Cheek Art



Realism for Face and Body Artists - an enormous resource!!


Funny Fingers Hand Art 


Painting Boys




Truly Unique Assortment
Artists are creative. We find things that we just can't live without for our business, that don't necessarily come from face paint suppliers. I understand this because I'm just like you! But time is money, and I don't like to shop all over the place to get what I need, so I strive to do that shopping for you, and carry those unique items from other suppliers. Here are just a few of the things Paintertainment carries that you won't find in other face paint retailers.

Balloon Artist Gear...

Balloon cutter rings
Balloon twister necklace
 Face Painter Gear...

Invisible Glove - keeps your fingers from staining!

Translucent plastic mats for practice painting
Stencil film for cutting your own stencils!


Lip balm containers for making your own "Chapstick Sushi"


Our "Deb's Dotters" cost only $0.10 cents, are super durable, reuseable, and create awesome, uniform dots!

We have a variety of super wide brush options that enable you to load your large split cakes onto a brush!


Bling cluster creating supplies...
Bling clusters are all the rage, and we have what you need to create your own! Even air dry clay to make unicorn and monster horns:
Air dry clay to make unicorn and monster horns! Ultra lightweight and fun colors!
Assortment of fabric paints for bling clusters in bright colors and glitter colors!


Sheet protectors available in single sheets or packs of 50 to build your clusters on!

Several shops offer Pros-Aide, but we also have Pros'Aide II, which is just like the original but easier to wash off! Perfect for more temporary embellishments like bling clusters and unicorn horns!


Kit creation and customization supplies...
Every kit is as unique as it's artist, and we know how important it is to customize your kit to your needs. As I mentioned above, I'm slightly obsessed with turning Goodwill container finds into awesome kits, and I'm determined to help you do the same! In addition to my YouTube videos of how to make custom kits, I carry an assortment of essentials for your own kit customization!
Gorilla glue for attaching velcro, magnets, etc to your kit!

Wide, adhesive-backed magnetic tape

Steel sheets to line your kit, to magnetically attach paints!

Unbreakable mirror sheets
Velcro to add to your kit

Screw together storage jars, and MANY other storage solutions

Crowd Control Gear...
Temporary tattoos to hand out to those last few kids who just didn't make it into the line in time!

Poker chips to hand out and collect as face paint tokens

Exclusive Package Deals...

Did you know our entire shop was started on the package deal? As a professional face painter I had so many people contacting me looking for help with their charity events. They couldn't afford to hire me, so what I did was put together the "Smile Painter Set" to ensure they would at least use quality, safe supplies. From there the entire shop was born! Here are some of our package deals that we currently offer, including the one that started the shop!

The Smile Painter Set - the package deal that started our shop 13 years ago!

The business starter kit - My personal recommendations for what you need to hit the ground running!

We have a wonderful range of package deals geared towards artists' specific gig themes, whether it's holiday related or a birthday party theme! Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Easter, 4th of July, and St Patrick's day are some of our holiday themes. We also have packages for "Frozen" themed parties, Steampunk events, and more!









Most of my books are Paintertainment exclusives, and we also have put together some awesome package deals that include some of the essential tools needed for the designs in each book to save you money!








I hope this blog helps you in your quest to find those unique face painting supplies that you can't find anywhere else! If nothing else it gives you one place to find all the things that only we carry, so you don't have to waste your time Google searching and paying for shipping on multiple sites!

I'll try to continue updating this post as we get more new items that differentiate us! In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for products you'd like to see in our shop, please contact me! I love to customize my product assortment based on the requests of artists!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting!





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