My Own Experience
When I started face painting several years ago I used a card table and two chairs. My kit consisted of two Snazaroo 6-8 color paint palettes and 4 brushes.
Over the years I have grown as well as my supplies and I believe that I have come up with a set up that works for me. I have replaced my card table with a six foot foldable table, a director’s chair, a step stool and a fat max.
My Set up
I assemble my paints to the head of the table along with my directors’ chair. (as you can see in the photo above) Next are my brushes and washtub so I can move forward when it comes to painting.
My glitters, liquid bling, gems, hand sanitizer, mirror and stencils are sat behind my brushes and tub with my hand towels, baby wipes, business cards and picture books sat at the back of the table.
I believe that presentation is everything. A presentable table should look inviting and not cluttered. A clean table says a lot about your work ethic. Before my face painting days I walked by several tables and told my kids, “No, we won’t be stopping here.”
Even though paints and colors may be appealing the dirtiness isn’t so attractive.
Various Set Ups
When painting at birthday parties vs festivals I down grade my kit to the basic essential 8 colors and a few split cakes and shimmery. Of course I had to learn that you don’t have to have an action packed kit at every event.
I came up with a clean list that is essential for a productive work station.
- Clean table cloth
- Clean brushes
- Clean non-broken mirror
- Clean water
Have Your Say…
I’d like to hear what your set up looks like and what works best for you?? Leave a comment below to answer.
Article By Tamara Lewis