Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Paintings, Bling Bar and New Products Abound!

It's been a busy April already and it's only the 9th! I haven't posted in a little while so this is kindof a hodge-podge of randomness, but here's what I've been up to with Wet Paint Magazine, a painting contest, launching my new Bling Bar and some new products in the shop!

Wet Paint Magazine

The next issue of Wet Paint Magazine will be out early next month, so I'm working hard to wrap that up! Be sure to like and follow Wet Paint on Facebook to be alerted when the issue goes live...it's going to be a GREAT issue!!

Contest Entries

I've also been having a blast participating in a daily painting contest for the St Louis Face & Body Art Convention...they give us 10 days worth of themes at a time and we have to post a pic in an album on their Facebook page. In the end they'll do a drawing from those who posted every day, for free admission. Not certain if I'll keep it up as I'm not certain that I can close up shop for a week to attend, but in the meantime I am enjoying the challenges! Here are a few entries...

theme: "New beginnings"

Theme: Stars

Theme: Batman

Theme: Transportation

Theme: St Louis
Bling Bar Launch

Last week was my first event using my full, new Bling Bar service! My painty friend Tina Carroll did glitter tattoos alongside me, while ran the bling bar, applying festival glitter, bling clusters and "narwhal horns" (it was an underwater theme) to the girls! It was a HUGE hit with a non-stop steady line...I blinged out about 85 girls in 3 hours!



I spend SO many hours making this "bling book" display! I wanted something that allowed the kids to flip through and choose their design without having to touch them all in the process, yet remove the one they want to hand to me on their turn. Every piece of bling is on it's own display card, tucked into a clear pocket.  So, the kids simply slip their card out and hand it to me when it's their turn, I remove the bling and keep the card. It also enables me to get a very accurate count of how many I've done, with the stack of cards at the end of the event! 


So many sparkly choices!!


New Product Additions

I've recently added a few new goodies to the shop as well! Here they are with some links...

For your bling cluster making endeavors, we now have a huge 20-pack of dimensional fabric paints!

20-pk Scribbles Fabric paints, $29.99

We've been carrying Foamies brand air dry clay for a while now, for making unicorn and monster horn bling. However, we've just added some Crayola Model Magic clay to our assortment as well! It's more expensive per ounce than Foamies, but this gives you a chance to purchase a bunch of colors to play with before deciding to purchase larger amounts. This pack comes with six 1/2 ounce packs in secondary colors. It includes 1 each of purple, orange, brown and green, and two packs of white.
6-pack Model Magic $7.99


If you're a balloon artist, you'll be happy to hear we now carry Hi-Float! Hi-float can make your helium balloons last up to 25 times longer! We have Hi-Float in a 16 ounce bottle, and it comes with a pump and instructions.
HI-FLOAT ULTRA PINT W/PUMP* (BOX)
Hi-Float, pint with pump $19.00

Also in the balloon section, we've added to our assortment of nozzle-up Betallatex brand balloons, both metallic gold and silver!

Check out the shop today, and be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on our new product additions, and other important announcements! Happy painting!


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