The Big Blog of 4th of July Inspiration

by Silly Heather

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Every city, town, region has their “season”. For those of us close to the Equator, once the sun starts beaming and the humidity rises our season gets sketchy. But no matter where you are Patriotic Holidays are always a big day for us. Here in the US, 4th of July is a BILLION dollar holiday. Between events, fireworks, BBQ and traveling its a great time to maximize bookings.

I put together this blog to inspire you to paint, play, and make those profits!

Something NEW to Offer your clients: 

Over Memorial Day weekend I was hired poolside to do face painting. It was so hot, humid and sticky. Everything was melting including my eye brows :) luckily for me I had Glitter tattoos in my trunk so I whipped them out and saved the day. While Glitter tattoos are NOT new they are something you can offer with a Patriotic flair. We put together a 4th of July Glitter tattoo kit that includes red, white and blue everything.

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If you haven’t filled your 4th weekend yet, take a picture of a glitter tattoo and email your past clients with the headline

Image found on google
Image found on google

Sparkle and Shine this 4th of July

with Waterproof Glitter tattoos By…

Sometimes our customers need help knowing what they want because they dont even know it yet.

Many of them have never heard of a Glitter tattoo, many of them have no time to think about “what else” they can ask for besides face painting. So be proactive and plant the seed.

Another popular idea for 4th of July pride is Airbrush Tattoos. If you are working large public events, face painting takes time. Airbrush tattoos move the line and with Patriotic stencils you can match the theme with ease.

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One of my favorite sales quotes by @SalesGravy is You don’t answer a phone that does not ring, if you don’t offer those services you wont sell them. And that could mean the difference between a booked calendar and open days.

Arty and Rainbow Cake Power!

When we launched the Arty Cakes they really did revolutionize the industry. They changed the way we paint because you can add 4-6 colors on the skin with one swipe of your brush or sponge. If you are going to face paint for the 4th I recommend a 4th of July or Patriotic arty cake to make whipping out those designs fast and easy. And here are a bunch of inspiration to motivate you to practice :)

One stroke butterfly using a FunStroke by Cameron Garrett!
One stroke butterfly using a FunStroke by Cameron Garrett!
Remember this fun and fast step by step from last year? Click on Pic
Remember this fun and fast step by step from last year? Click on Pic
Alisha Ann Johan's display board is awesome for the red white and blue!
Alisha Ann Johan’s display board is awesome for the red white and blue!
This design is the best! Thanks Cameron Garrett
This design is the best! Thanks Cameron Garrett
Colors and Sparkle rocked this awesome eagle flag design. TOTAL inspiration
Colors and Sparkle rocked this awesome eagle flag design. TOTAL inspiration
Jennifer Drinkwater of Bev jens Painting is a total inspiration
Jennifer Drinkwater of Bev jens Painting is a total inspiration
Mandy kept it super cute and patriotic during the 4th. LOVE both designs
Mandy kept it super cute and patriotic during the 4th. LOVE both designs
nancy peterson
Nancy Peterson had the coolest idea to transform Spidey into a Patriotic hero!
Susy Funny Cheeks never ceases to amaze us! This is a totally fun design
Susy Funny Cheeks never ceases to amaze us! This is a totally fun design
Amanda nelson was featured on the Xtreme Inspiration forum what a HIT!
Amanda nelson was featured on the Xtreme Inspiration forum what a HIT!
amanda pierson
Amanda’s Elaborate Eyes created this awesome eagle mixed design its a total hit!
Color Me face painting makes red white and blue so prrrrrrrfect
Color Me face painting makes red white and blue so prrrrrrrfect
Mustache anyone? Love these 2 awesome desings by Teretha Johnson
Mustache anyone? Love these 2 awesome desings by Teretha Johnson
Make a blast courtesy of Lenore Koppelman and her firecracker step by step
Make a blast courtesy of Lenore Koppelman and her firecracker step by step
fats fun effective and totally festive love this design by Marvillosa Mirage
fats fun effective and totally festive love this design by Marvillosa Visagie
Dess Legend helped out left hand people by giving us different designs on both sides to avoid symmetry thank you!
Dess Legend helped out left hand people by giving us different designs on both sides to avoid symmetry thank you!
Eye designs never get old. This is a fast simple one great for all ages
Eye designs never get old. This is a fast simple one great for all ages
Laura Oliver shared this awesome quickie perfect for the fireworks effect!
Laura Oliver shared this awesome quickie perfect for the fireworks effect!

 

If you are feeling fancy here’s some BUMPED up designs that will rock your menu board!

Ronnie Mena and Shawna De Real Need I say more!
Ronnie Mena and Shawna De Real Need I say more!
The cutest Unclue sam ever! The Cheek Chipmunk does it again! Check her out teaching on FABAtv!
The cutest Uncle Sam ever! The Cheek Chipmunk does it again! Check her out teaching on FABAtv!
Kim van Nieuwaal Schminken totally inspired us with this design and she isnt even from America. Awesome
Kim van Nieuwaal Schminken totally inspired us with this design and she isnt even from America. Awesome
Marcela Mama Clown taught the best 4th of July Inspired designs class on FABAtv check it out
Marcela Mama Clown taught the best 4th of July Inspired designs class on FABAtv check it out
This design by Tia Ingrit it out of this world awesome
This design by Tia Ingrit it out of this world awesome
Jennifer Drinkwater said why stop at just the face lets show our spirit!
Jennifer Drinkwater said why stop at just the face lets show our spirit!
Color Me face painting is so full of ideas we LOVE her
Color Me face painting is so full of ideas we LOVE her
Them there Eyes Yvonne shines bright with this starry design
Them there Eyes Yvonne shines bright with this starry design
Pikadilly Painting created this awesome one of a kind face with matching neck design #FIRE
Artistic Shades Terri Painting created this awesome one of a kind face with matching neck design #FIRE
Debz created this design for Queens day but it works awesome for 4th of July too!
Debz created this design for Queens day but it works awesome for 4th of July too!
Our Lady Liberty by Mary Gryphon awesome!
Our Lady Liberty by “Georgia Paris” awesome!
Mary Gryphons version rocks too!
Mary Gryphons version rocks too!
Anything with Red Glitter is awesome in my book thanks Victoria Emma for this lovely design
Anything with Red Glitter is awesome in my book thanks Victoria Emma for this lovely design
So nice I had to her her twice or three times) Make sure you are following Vanessa Mendoza of Color Me Face Painting
So nice I had to her her twice or three times) Make sure you are following Vanessa Mendoza of Color Me Face Painting
USA Pirate add a patch and you are good to go.
USA Pirate add a patch and you are good to go.

Look the Part! 

I always paint my own face when on the job. I think kids like it and its festive. I love my sequin caps because they shine
I always paint my own face when on the job. I think kids like it and its festive. I love my sequin caps because they shine

When I studied finance and worked in a corporate office I invested in business attire, business casual and lots of pantyhose. The same rules should apply if you are a face painter or entertainer. Invest in a set up and wardrobe to meet your busy times of the year, Halloween, 4th of July, Christmas and celebrations.

You cant help but smile when you see these cute vests
You cant help but smile when you see these cute vests

I love my Glitter Aprons, Berets, and when its not deathly hot I love my sequin vests. Clients LOVE when you enhance their event and a good looking outfit will do that for you.

Plant Seeds to have your calendar in full bloom!

Busy events are the BEST way to pass out the most business cards and gain most exposure. If you are working a busy event you are reaching more of your core audience and target market. Its the perfect time to add a nice sign to your table like this

I made this fast easy sign and bring it with me to all my events to promote my business you can buy the sign holder at Silly farm
I made this fast easy sign and bring it with me to all my events to promote my business you can buy the sign holder at Silly farm

My father sent me this picture text one morning

10570290_1592222824337850_7793329339378677948_n and it couldn’t be more true. Its not enough to do the least and expect the most. If you want to see great results you have to put in great work. Great work means more than just being a great painter. When someone hired you they want to feel like they got their monies worth with a little extra effort you can exceed their expectations and create ways to fill your calendar for the 2nd half of the year!

If you need more visual motivation here’s some links for classes and tutorials

4th of July on FABAtv

4th of July on my video corner 

Patriotic Princess by Mandy Moody

A cute tutorial

I hope this blog kicks you into gear and gives you a little motivation

have a great weekend friends

Happy Painting

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