Introducing NEW WATER RESISTANT Face Paints!

Hello painty people!  I have some VERY EXCITING NEWS to share with you today!  I have just added a brand new product to my face painting arsenal, and it might be the coolest thing since sliced bread… Water Resistant Face Paints!  That’s right folks… I can now paint your face, and you can cannonball into a pool without any worry about ruining that beautiful design!  Don’t believe me?  Check out this video to see it in action!

This revolutionary new product will stay put in water, but will wash off with liquid soap or baby oil, making clean up a breeze!  Check out these new designs specifically for the Hybrid paints…

Hungry Shark  Face Paint Baby Seahorse Face Paint Frozen Crown Face Paint Dolphins Face Paint Unicorn Face Paint Butterfly Face Paint King James Face Paint Flower necklace Peace Arm Butterfly Trails Face Paint Tribal dragon Face Paint IMG_1302

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Convention Paintings

Hello and happy 2014!  It’s been a slow beginning to the year for me painting wise, but I’ve now made up for that by spending the last 4 days at a Face Painting Convention!  Who knew face painters had conventions, right?  Well this was my third convention since I started painting in 2010 and they are super fun!  Exhausting, but also challenging and exciting.  The best thing about conventions is learning a whole new bag of tricks!  I now have alot of things to practice, as well as some great new designs.  I can’t wait to show you how it all turns out!

Here are the paintings I got to do at the convention.  I tried to challenge myself and try some new things out.  Hopefully these new skills turn into great new paintings to offer my clients!

What do you think?

My Dark Moon Man
ME_MOON-MAN_1ME_MOON-MAN_2 

I learned some amazing new tricks with split cakes and bought some new colors… I can’t wait to turn this into a birthday party design!
ME_ONE-STROKE-FACE

This was a challenge in a class… a Tiger Sugar Skull.  I LOVE how those colors pop!
ME_TIGER-SUGAR-SKULL

And this is for everyone who always asks how I paint myself… TA DA!  Here I am painting myself… no big mystery, it’s just me, a paint brush and a mirror.  🙂
ME_PAINTING-MYSELF

Check out my Body Painting page to see the cool design I did for that!

Happy Anniversary to ME!

Hello ladies and gents… I don’t know if any of you have been following this page from the beginning, but if you have then you know it’s been about 3 years since I started posting photos of my face paintings.  In fact, it has been 3 years exactly since I started face painting!  Wow, does the time fly!  Well I like to look at milestone dates like this as a benchmark for improvement.  If this year was good, I want the next year to be great!  I am a big fan of self improvement, and while it’s impossible to always improve in everything, I think it’s important to at least be able to look back at one big thing and say “wow… look at that, in the last year I’ve gotten so much stronger, thinner, faster, happier, etc…”  Whatever the thing, make sure you take the time to acknowledge the improvements you’ve made in your life!

And with that being said, take a look at this… on the left is the very first Two-Face I ever painted.  On the right is the one I painted last week.  Now that is some obvious improvement!  And what’s even better is I would bet it took me the same amount of time, if not less, to paint this new version!  It’s things like this that make me proud of myself and how far I’ve come as an artist.  🙂  I hope you find something in your life that you can be proud of too!

TWO-FACE-PROGRESS

Cleveland Fashion Week

Hello everyone…. HAPPY SPRING!  Now that the weather is turning my phone has been ringing off the hook with bookings for face painting.  I’m so excited to start the busy summer season and get to paint for you!  But before the insanity begins, I have one more big announcement to make… I am excited to, once again, be a featured artist for the Cleveland Fashion Week GLAM JAM!  The show is tomorrow and I will be body painting 3 models for the event.  It’s going to be an amazing day!  Pics will be posted in my body painting section soon!

GLAM JAM 2013

CRAZY BIG WEEKEND AHEAD!!!

Hello to all my loyal fans!  This weekend is going to be INSANE and I wanted to give you the Lo-Down…

First up:

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th – 10-11am 
I will be painting at the Highland Heights Children’s Easter Party
Highland Heights Community Center

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th – 6pm
I will be Body Painting for the Elysta Chocolate Champagne Ball of Fashion
J. Watkins Community Center, Euclid Square Mall

Elysta Productions

 

And last but not least….

SUNDAY, MARCH 17th – 9am – ???
I will be face painting at Mavis Winkles for their Big Bad St. Patrick’s Day Bash!
5005 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio
Come get your green on and celebrate St. Paddy’s day in festive style!

Maviswinkles

I hope to see you at one of these amazing events!!

My Pledge…

Hello face painting fans!  Today I have a very special announcement that I wanted to make in person…. Check the video below!

Go to www.tinyurl.com/amandrewteamchallenge to donate to my Team Challenge fundraising efforts to support the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America!

Call or email me at amanda@elaborateeyes.com to book an event!

Let’s hear it for the BOYS!

Well folks, I made it to the end of my goal… I practiced new designs each weekend this month!  I have to say, it has been super fun trying new things!  I can’t wait to get these in my book for kids to choose at upcoming parties.  Not only did I practice new things, but I painted at some really awesome parties too!  This weekends plan was to paint new BOY designs…. Let me know what you think!

Jack Skellington Flaming Eyeball Mario Monster Mike Wolverine

Now I know this is supposed to be all about boy designs, but I couldn’t resist trying out some new girl super hero’s too!

Cat Woman Spider Girl

Nose Art!

Hello again art lovers!  I am so excited to show you what I learned this week!  Not only did I take time to practice, but I got to attend a fantastic workshop and learned a new painting style!  It was  SO fun… I love taking classes to learn new techniques, but this was one of my favorites.  We learned how to cartoon on the face, AND how to make our art ANIMATED!  These fun designs move with your face so when you scrunch, bunch, twist or expand your forehead and mouth the characters look like they’re moving.  I hope I get to paint one of these guys on you soon so you can see how fun they are!  I’d love to hear what you think!

Nose Penguin

Nose Bunny

This one is only half done because we needed to move on in class to the next cool thing.

Nose Duck

Nose Monkey

This bat is my own original design, based on what we learned in class.  I think he’s pretty awesome.  🙂

Nose Bat

Here is a fun cartoon style heart design!  I think this one will be pretty popular.

Cartoon Hearts

And here are some practice eyeballs on my arm… I like the black eye the best… can’t wait to put those on a character soon!

Cartoon Eyes

So what do you think?  Do you like the new style?  I do have to admit, painting these guys on yourself is TRICKY!  Hopefully I’ll be painting them on some younger faces soon.  🙂

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve all enjoyed your holidays as much as I have, and are ready to start a productive new year.  Did you make a new years resolution?  I’ve made my resolution to become more motivated this year.  So far I’m doing a fantastic job, and thanks to my new found motivation I have set myself a goal… I am going to practice my face painting every weekend this month.  Finding time to practice isn’t always easy, so now while it’s the slow season I’m going to make the effort to try out new designs and techniques.  This weekend I decided to try out some new mask designs.  These are so fun, and always unique to the event and person wearing it.  I’m excited to add some of these ideas to my bag of tricks for the upcoming Mardi Gras parties!

Fierce Mask

Mardi Gras Mask

Halo Mask

 

I hope you enjoy these!  I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing next weekend!

Fa la la la Facepaint…

You have to love the holidays…. any holiday really, because they give me a reason to paint festive things that are only popular a short time of the year.  It keeps my painty fingers from getting bored with the same ol’ thing.  And the kids at all the holiday parties I paint at love them too!

Here are a few new Christmas designs on my board this year…

Ginger Bread Man

Elf Hat

Puffy the Penguin

Rudolph Nose

Sassy Santa Hat

Jack Skellington

Do you have a Christmas party planned in the next few weeks you’d like to add some extra fun to?  Give me a call… I’d love to paint for you!!