Face Painting is a very popular entertainment choice for birthday parties as kids love to dress up, pretend to be a different character and use their imagination. Face Painters often come dressed as favourite fantasy characters; Fairies, Clowns, Princesses, Super Heroes; In fact you can almost find a face painter for any occasion.
Face Painting has evolved in recent years from the traditional paint and brush/sponge to Airbrush Face Painting. Airbrush Face Painting allows for a quick, effective and unique application that looks crisp, bright and only takes a few minutes to apply. Airbrushing is traditionally known for its application of airbrush tattoos but Airbrush Face Painting uses a different type of paint that is safe for the face and easily washes off.
How to select a face painter
Selecting a face painter very much depends on your location. Finding someone who works in or around your location will cancel out any chance of being charged a travel fee. Once you’ve found an artist in your area you next to need look at whether they are right for the age group and whether or not you want the entertainer to provide any other services. Your choice will also be based on your budget, although costs will not vary too much from artist to artist.
Traditional vs Airbrushing
There are many advantages to both Traditional face painting (applying with a brush, sponge or fingers) and Airbrush face painting (applied with an airbrush machine). The main advantage for Airbrush face painting is that it is quick. A childs face can be fully painted with several colours within only a few minutes. Traditional face painting can take up to 10 minutes per child.
Like any art or technique the result will vary between artists. Traditional face painting relies very heavily on the artists artistic ability. Where as airbrush face painting is usually done using stencils and creates a more uniform result whilst still being able to create a unique look by varying colours and placement of design.
How many artists do I need?- Traditional face painting; One is standard and can probably 8-10 kids in an hour and a half. Airbrush Face Painting; 1 artist for an hour and a half will be able to do 10-15 kids with plenty of time for glitter!
Which age group is best suited? – You’re never too old for Face painting but the general age group is anywhere from 2years – 10 year olds
Entertainment : Face painting
Suitable Age Group: 2+
Suitable Location: Home Party or Location
# of Guests: 5+
Suits Party Theme: Any
Price Range: $150-$250
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- Face Painting: Traditional vs Airbrushing February 15, 2012 For years, children have stood in long lines to have their faces painted with balloons or smiley faces. Maybe even a rainbow or animal design ornamented their faces. They would be proud as they rushed to show their parents the work of art on their che... Read more