Sent in by Kim Baker
Hi Philadelphia- I wanted to show my display boards. I got the ideas from other face painters. I used a black board 30″x40″ (76x102cm) that is about a 1/4″ thick. My mother picked them up at Office Depot I think. Then I laminated my pictures using Self- Adhesive Laminating Sheets (also bought there). No laminator needed.
Then I velcroed the backs of the pics and attached them to the board. Since I am new at painting, I cannot always remember how I painted something. This way, the child, takes the pic off and hands it to me so I can reference it. When I am done I stick it back on.
I have 3 of these boards- they each hold 25 4×6 pics. Then I have a cheek art display. I bought a piece of white poster board, I painted cheek art samples on this board and then I took it to a print shop to get laminated for about $5.
Other ideas……I LOVE DaVinci Soap to clean my brushes. You wet the brush and stroke the bar of soap back and forth and the color keeps coming off. It’s wonderful! I also heard Ivory Soap works well but have not tried it- I am sure it is cheaper. I just keep my soap in a plastic soap box. Also, here are 2 recent pics I did.
If you wanted an even easier idea and you are willing to practice some new designs, you could also buy Face Cards which work both as a display and a guide. Each card includes one large finished design and a step by step on the back for you to use as reference.
Thank you for sending this in Kim Baker, great to hear from you again!
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