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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 15 - Owl


This was a request made by Morgan Snyder when I asked for requests or suggestions on my Facebook page. It did not turn out the way I wanted, but it doesn't look too bad. Here are photos of the final product.

I used a #6 Round brush, DiamondFX White, Black, Brown & Yellow, a sponge for each color and humor!





Now if you have any suggestions on how to make this better, post a comment here, on my Facebook Page or in the comment section of the video. You can also post a video response and show everyone how good you are. And if you do not have a good webcan, like me, or you don't have a camcorder, just post photos of what you did and tag me in Facebook or email me the photos. katmandewfba@gmx.com

Tomorrow I will be doing a silly banana eating face painting. So tune in tomorrow to see more!

One other thing before I go, I have been making bonus videos that are hidden in my other 365 videos. So go and check them out and see what you find. I will give you a hint on the first one, it is in a video where I am wearing a hat in the snow! That's it, have fun searching!

P.S. Kapital Kidvention is actually 2 weeks away and you can look at my Day 11 blog entry to find out how to register!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14 - ABS & 2-3 min Designs


Juliet Pomerance dad requested that I do jeans, since my legs are to hairy, I chose to do something else. So she suggested abs, and I did! What do you think? I think I need practice, but I have the general idea down. 

cocacolafiesta of YouTube requested a tattoo design so the tribal around the idea is for him!

Both Susan Billings & Leslie Bootsma asked that I show off some 2-3 min designs. Well I did 4 and you can see them in the video, but I forgot to take pictures of them, so I have none to show.

I will be doing an OWL face tomorrow and will take lots of photos of that one. So stay tuned and remember to comment as often as you can on my postings anlong with submitting suggestions for future tutorials. If you don't request, you are apt to get a tutorial from me that you may not want or will scare the pants off you. (like My Creepy Valentine).

Have fun and enjoy!

SPECIAL BONUS

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13 - Other Ways to Support These Videos


There are plenty of other ways you can support these videos. These links below will take you to my stores where you can purchase How-To sheets and novelties. At least take a look at them even if you decide not to buy anything.
I don't have a lot but I will be coming up with new t-shirt designs, bumbper stickers, How-To sheets, books, postcards and more!

Really this was just a short blog to tell you that, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DONATE! You can, but don't have to. 

Talk to you all tomorrow with a really cool tutorial!

P.S. If you want to know more about Kapital Kidvention go to http://www.kapitalkidvention.com or if you already know and want to register for it, it is $169 and you can see yesterdays blog on how to register.

Oh, and if you are a tech bug, I will give you the specs on my crappy computes:

Computer #1
  • Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53 GHz
  • 1 GB Memory
  • Intel(R)D845GVSR Motherboard
  • Intel(R) 82845G built-in Graphics
  • Realtek AC'97 built-in Audio
  • 80 GB WDC WD800BB-55JKC0 Hard Drive
  • Sony DVD RW-Q30A Drive
  • Windows XPComputer #2
  • 17" Flat Panel 4:3 HP vs17e Monitor
Computer #2
  • Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53 GHz
  • 2 GB Memory
  • ASRock P4i65G Motherboard
  • Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
  • Integrated Cmedia 9761A 5.1 Channel Audio
  • 250 GB WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 Hard Drive
  • DVDRW SOHW-1693S
  • Kubuntu 10.10 Linux OS
  • 19" Widescreen Flat Panel Flatron W1952TQ Monitor
One webcam is a Logitech Webcam C500 the other is a Creative Labs Webcam Live

Just thought you would want to know!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12 - UPSET & Masculine Mask Tutorial (Kind of?!)

I am not going into detail much on why I am UPSET, I will let you find out in the video:



Here are the close up pics of the mask!





I promised you I would post Links to all the companies I mentioned. Here they are:

DiamondFX - http://www.diamondfx.biz
Sillyfarm - http://www.sillfarm.com
Wolfe Face Art & FX - http://www.wolfefx.com
Paradise Makeup AQ - http://www.mehron.com
Kryolan - http://www.kryolan.com
Snazaroo - http://www.snazaroo.com
Ben Nye - http://www.bennye.com
Graftobian - http://www.graftobian.com
Grimas - http://www.grimas.com
TAG Body Art - http://www.tagbodyart.com

Also I said I would post the coupon code again: kfba365

NOW GO TO www.diamondfx.biz AND PLACE YOUR ORDER TO GET YOUR 15% OFF DISCOUNT & SPECIAL GIFT!


My Creepy Valentine Contest



YouTube Usernames: PowerfulFlamingRose / kverzwyvelt Click on their names to see their channel and the contest video

My Creepy Valentine Contest

CONTEST RULES:

1.Must be a subscriber to me (PowerfulFlamingRose) and to Kendra (kverzwyvelt).
2. Contest starts today January 9 and ends on February 18.
3.You can enter as many times as you likr (all entries with different looks).
4. The look has to be on your face not on a model.
5. The video length has to be between 2 to 5 minutes no more no less. Tutorials are optional.
6. Include at least 5 clear pictures of the finished look.
7. Must include a picture holding a sign with the name of the contest: "My Creepy Valentine Contest", Including Kendra's youtube name, mine and yours as well.
8. New looks!!!!!!
9. No haters or you will be disqualified.
10. There will be 3 winners and a comment winner.
11. The video response has to be on PowerfulFlamingRose contest video, only!
12. The comment response has to be on Kendra's facebook page.
13. The video response is for US and PR entries and the comment response is International.
14. Must be 18 years old or older, under 18 must have consent from your parents or guardian.
15. Keep the editing of the pictures and video to a minimum, if there is no editing the better!
and............. DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!!!!


Here are this photos of the Face:







Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11 - DiamondFX Review & Tutorial

Below the photos and video that I did is the review on DiamondFX. Scroll down to get all the low down!

Here is a photo of what I did:


Here is the video:




This was a combined request by Shannon Randolph, Jenny Marquis & Susan Billings! Here are more pictures of the final painting:






My DiamondFX Review


Last week I had approached DiamondFX as being a sponsor for my YouTube videos, and guess what? They agreed and Elena Bonifaz called me up and talked to me about it a little. She said she would send me product and asked that when I review it to be as honest as possible. That meant if I did not like the product, then i should say so. Well I have some good news! I LOVE IT!

What was funny is, yesterday when I received the package, I expected to get maybe one or two colors or maybe a rainbow cake, NO, she sent me a whole case with 12 colors along with a #6 Round Brush and a poof bottle of cosmetic grade Holographic White Glitter. See photo below:


I tried each and every color and I have to say, it was beyond what I imagined. The colors when on smoothly, blended easily and were as bright as could be. I could not have been happier with another product such as this. In fact, I would have to say (and this will probably get me in trouble) DiamondFX, which is similar to Wolfe FX, is the BEST face & body paint on the market today!

I first tested the paints on my arm creating a rainbow, from the inside of my elbow to the wrist, making sure to blend the colors next to each other. I then made 2 white lines, one thin and one thick. I also put a white dot on each color. This was to see how bad the white would blend with each color underneath. See the photo below:


As you see there is not that much degradation in the white. Some color goes through, but that is okay because once it is dry you can go back over it with more white. I also tested the Brown, White & Black on my arm to see the intensity of color and blend. I am thoroughly impressed! See photo below:


 The other property this paint has, and again is similar to Wolfe FX, is that it is smudge resistant and has a slight water resistance too. I made a short video to show the smudge resistance, but I did not include the water part. See it below:

video

Now, being as honest as I am, I will tell you that I have never used a product I like more than DiamondFX! You should definitely BUY their products and add them to your selection of paints you already use. I am NOT telling you to get rid of any of your other face & body paints, I am just telling you to supplement them with a SUPERIOR product.

Some people asked how much do they cost and I will tell you right now, they are VERY REASONABLE! The prices are as such:

Essential Colors - 10gm/$4.50, 32gm/$7.50, 45gm/$11, 90gm/$19

Metallics & Neon Colors - 10gm/$5.50, 32gm/$10, 45gm/$14, 90gm/$25

Blendy Colors - Range $8-$14.50 depending on what you want

They also have an assortment of other products:

Palettes & Sets

 Temporary Tattoo Supplies & Glitter for the face & body

Specialized Books

You cannot find DiamondFX at Sillyfarm.com right now, so I will post their info below:

          Phone: 909.367.1403
          Fax: 909.981.2525
          info@diamondfx.biz
          www.diamondfx.biz
          Office Hours:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm Pacific Time.

So if this isn't enough information to get you out of your seat or at least go to their website RIGHT NOW! I don't know what is. Jump on the band wagon and LETS GO.

IF YOU ORDER FROM THIS VIDEO OR BLOG, USE COUPON CODE kfba365 AND GET 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER PLUS A SPECIAL GIFT! THIS GOES INTO EFFECT AFTER 8PM EASTERN TIME ON 01/11/2011.



As I mentioned in the video, this Wonderful Convention is coming up and you still have time to register.



National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176-1245
(703) 729-8000

www.ConferenceCenter.com

To book your room at our convention site please follow this link:
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/kapitalkid


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 10 - TAG your it!

Well it is day 10 and here is my video! See below the video for more!



So I was watching YouTube last night and one of the user I subscribe to, DaCheller, posted a great video, which you can check out HERE! Her idea was to do a TAG video where she tags you and answers 10 questions, then since you are tagged, you respond with a video answering the same 10 questions, and keep the tagging going! Since I am not a female and don't use regular cosmetics that much, I needed to revamp the questions for Face & Body art. So here are the 10 questions modified to Face & Body art:


1. How old were you when you started wearing Face Paint?
2. How did you get into Face Painting?
3. What are some of your favorite brands?
4. What does Face Painting mean to you?
5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
6. What is your favorite thing about Face Painting?
7. What do you think about retail Face Paints vs Professional Face Paints?
8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
9. What is one makeup/Face or Body Painting trend you never understood?
10. What do you think about the beauty/Face Painting community on YouTube?

Now that you have the questions, post a video response to mine! Let's see how many people we can TAG!

I did mention my business partner, Aline Backes, and you can see here website by clicking her banner below.



Also, I have just received my package from DiamondFX and will be trying them out today and will make a tutorial using them tomorrow. Here is a picture of what they sent me:


So to end this blog, I just ask that you please follow me and subscribe to this feed. And if you could pass it along and share with your friends. The more that follow, the better the blog will be.

Also any question, request or suggestions can be posted in the comments, emailed to katmandewfba@gmx.com, my facebook, Myspace, Twitter or YouTube pages, or you can call me at 865-385-2068 anytime except after Midnight EST

This is a TAG submitted to my email by Shannon Randolph, because she did not have a video camera and it was too long to put in a comment box. These are her words exactly and I left her signature at the bottom:


I can't do a video- because I have an old camera--- but if you are interested- here is my reply to the game.  Oh, and I think that's the video that you are supposed to have a secret video attached to- but I can't find it.  It was a more recent video with you in the snow in an orange hat... but I didn't see anything to click on for a secret video... oh well.  I did try though!  :)

Questions:


1. How old were you when you started wearing Face Paint?
I was about 10 or so…?  The first time I ever remember getting face painted was at Pizza Hut on kids night.  I was nervous to go up to her- but so interested.  It was probably acrylic paint though- it kinda itched & cracked so it turned me off.  Then for Halloween, I have had the store-brand face paint- I have greasy skin so it either broke me out, itched, or cracked.  It was horrible!


2. How did you get into Face Painting?
I did my makeup as a witch for Halloween one year using the greasy store brand stuff.  I did a good job but hated the way it felt.  Some people said I should start doing face painting but I laughed it off.  My Mom is a photographer, & wanted to do some theatrical makeup for a shoot- so I played around with makeup (I’ve always been encouraged to do so) and it turned out great.  I did some face painting designs with eyeshadow for about 10 people that year… again I was told that I should be a face painter & again I laughed it off (I don’t have the best confidence).  I did a few more photo shoots for my Mom though.  The next year, my niece wanted a face painter at her bday party & we didn’t have the money to hire one- so I got 2 Snazaroo small paint sets & went to town practicing every day for 2 months- just to get the basics.  I fell in love!  I constantly hinted to my friends/family that I wanted to get a professional kit- but they were so expensive!  Well, I got an unexpected check in the mail and bought a palette from sillyfarm & have been ordering ever since!  I love it!  I started off doing just volunteer stuff- but not I’m a full on face painter!  It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  And, even though I’m still relatively new at this & haven’t made enough yet to make a good living, I don’t think I will ever hold a regular job again.  I would rather live in a shack & be a face painter than to give this up.


3. What are some of your favorite brands?
My favorite brands are: Wolfe, DFX, & TAG


4. What does Face Painting mean to you?
Oh, it means the world!  I have finally found something that I am proud of!  I have found something that I can do that makes other people happy!  It keeps my anxiety/stress/depression low and makes me feel good about myself.  I love seeing kids’ face light up when they see that there is face painting wherever they are.  I love that they beg their parents to let them get painted.  I love that look on their face when they finally see themselves.  I love that most of them HAVE to cheat & peek at themselves in the mirror before I’m done.  I love the oohs & ahhs I get when I paint myself & others.  I love that when I wear face paint there is finally something positive that people can say about the way I look--- rather than just hearing comments about my size.  I love that I am now known as the creative one.  I love that I can honestly say that I have a job that I love to do!  Who else with a regular 9-5 job comes home & talks about how much they love to work, and then they continue to do more work just because it makes them so happy?  Only a face painter!  Lol  I love that I finally have an excuse to wear glitter all the time (not that I ever cared).  I love that I am finally happy- truly happy with my life… and I owe it all to face painting.


5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
Well, this doesn’t specify that it has to be face paint- so I will say: mineral foundation, liquid or gel black eyeliner, mascara, & chapstick (yummy flavored)… If I wear makeup- that’s what it usually is… well, eyeshadow too- but I CAN go without that if needed.


6. What is your favorite thing about Face Painting?
Wow!  Favorite???  That’s a hard one!  Ummmm- it would have to be the way the kids look at themselves in the mirror when they are done being painted…. No matter what that kid thought of the way they looked before- they love the way they look afterwards.  As you can probably guess- I’ve always had some issues with the way I look & as someone who has those problems, I can see that trait in some kids too- usually the heavier ones & around 8 yrs old is when I see them starting.  I love that they love the way they look afterwards- I love that I can give them that happiness.  I hope that maybe- just maybe they will keep hold of that feeling & run with it.  I hope that maybe I inspire some of them to continue doing something that makes themselves feel good about their images.  I wish I had someone do that for me when I was a kid.


7. What do you think about retail Face Paints vs Professional Face Paints?
OMG!  Retail face paints are a disgrace!  They are greasy & melt.  They are hard to apply & are not vivid.  They drip and get gooey.  Some of them crack & make you itch.  They break my skin out.  They are horrible and they give “face paint” a bad image.  Professional face paints are amazing!  You don’t even know you are wearing them.  They don’t crack.  They don’t itch.  They stay put throughout the entire day (as long as you don’t sweat or get wet).  They are so wonderful!


8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner? 
Practice practice practice!  Network with people.  Watch youtube.  Talk to other face painters about the paint/brushes/sponges they use- it will save you a lot of money by avoiding the crappy ones (especially paint).  Have fun!


9. What is one makeup/Face or Body Painting trend you never understood?
I don’t really pay attention to makeup trends.  If I see a color I like- I get it & use it.  I experiment a lot.  I play with colors/techniques all the time.  As far as face painting trends: I guess I haven’t been around enough to know what is just a trend.  I can’t see that I would have a problem with any of them though.  I love art & expression.  I love that what is amazing to one person is horrible to another… and vice versa.   I can’t wait to start doing full body paintings- but I can’t comment on those trends either (since I’ve never done one).


10. What do you think about the beauty/Face Painting community on YouTube?
Oh, I think it’s amazing!!!  What a great web of information, support, and help there is out there!  I would be nothing without youtube!  lol

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Better Late Than Never

I may be late on starting a blog for this year, but here it is!

I am going to be creating a detailed written blog to go along with my YouTube videos. And since I am already 9 days into the new year, I will be posting the KatmandewFBA 365 playlist below. This will allow you to catch up with me starting on Day 1.

Now some of the video are serious and some are just plain silly, but all are really informative when it comes to my business and the things surrounding it. So watch each video all the way through or else you are going to miss something important.

I promise I will have new videos and blog postings starting tomorrow 1/10/2011. So enjoy the show!

P.S. All you need to know about these videos are in my playlist page HERE!