Hi! I am Ms. Vicki. I offer Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, and Glitter Bar party packages. I am a fully insured artist serving the Howard County, Maryland community and surrounding areas. Available for private parties, corporate events, fundraisers, and festivals.
Interested in booking me for your celebration? Simply fill out the contact form and you will hear from me soon. We can work together to determine which design styles best suit your needs depending on your party size. For example:
"Festival" Quick Designs - 12 to 16 faces/hour
Traditional Designs = 8 to 12 faces/hour
Detailed and SFx Designs = 6 to 8 faces/hour
I look forward to painting you!
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 6 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Commercial General Liability, Specified Professional Liability
What to Expect
Fully insured face paint and body artist serving the Howard County, Maryland community and surrounding areas. Available for any occasion, including birthdays, festivals, fundraisers, community parties, corporate and private events.
Now offering three packages:
- Face Painting - always a favorite, be it custom theme designs or most popular requests
- Glitter Bars - let's sparkle and shine with festival glitter, body bling, and glitter tattoos
- Henna Designs - intimate, private bookings for small henna party groups
Has experience with special needs children, with an emphasis on Autism.
Hi, I'm Vicki. My love for body art began numerous years ago when I was a teenager. It all began when I was inspired by a couple of clowns - literally. I used to dress a clown as part of a youth ministry program with my parish and loved it! Whenever I was bored at home (before the days of internet), I would paint my face, my sister's faces, the faces of the children in my neighborhood ... anyone I could get my hands on! In college I volunteered as a body art painter for various local community events.
Fast forward a decade or two... my body art passion took me to doing bridal make-up for brides and their bridal parties. I also made custom jewelry pieces for sale at local craft fairs.
Recently I rediscovered my love of body art and I have been painting, glittering, and henna design since October 2016. I also make my own custom "bling" jewelry to compliment my catalog of body art designs.
I am a mom of two elementary-aged children and an active member of my community; including PTA, swim team, soccer and my parish. I also volunteer as a catechist, teaching first grade students. on a weekly basis.
Each child that gets in my chair is unique and special, and I treat them that way. I interact with your child, tell stories, ask them about their interests. It isn't just about face painting, it is about the experience. I have a very calm, soothing yet playful demeanor that has proven to be effective with troubled youth and special needs children alike, with an emphasis on Autism, Sensory Processing, and ADHD. I watch for body cues and encourage each child to be part of the design process within their own personal comfort zone. I will never paint a child if they are under duress.
What motivates me to paint is the joy on a child's face during the "great reveal". To see a child, transformed to their vision of who they want to dress up to be, is nothing short of magical. It is for this reason I decided to turn my passion into a business.
Additional Booking Notes
I will bring everything I need for my set-up with me, including table, chairs and, if outdoors, a canopy
at no additional charge. I require a 10ftx10ft flat, level area if outdoors for the canopy, indoors requires approximately 6ft x7ft.
If this is a booking for a private party, I will also bring a sign-up sheet for participants and call them when it is their turn. This way, children can be playing vs standing in line.
My average face paint speed is approximately 15 faces per hour, depending on complexity.
My disclaimers to ensure the safety and happiness of all participants:
Please allow plenty of space for me to paint faces, crowding makes it more difficult for everyone.
Please don’t touch any of the equipment or allow your children to do so either
I never paint anyone who does not want to be painted. This includes sleeping or crying children.
I will not paint faces of children under 2 years old or that are under duress or cannot sit still in the seat.
Clean faces make beautiful faces! For safe hygiene practices, please wipe noses & mouths before being seated for painting.
For health safety reasons, I cannot paint people who appear to be suffering from open wounds, cold sores, chicken pox, measles, mumps, runny noses, conjunctivitis, infectious skin conditions, eczema or appear unwell.
Face paint can be easily removed with soap and water or a makeup removal product.
Depending on skin type, some colors may linger on the skin (typically greens and reds)
I only use cosmetic grade products. Although unlikely, I cannot guarantee a reaction will not occur. If you are concerned, please ask for a swatch test. I will paint a quick design on the underside of the wrist at no charge. Wait 30 minutes and if there is no reaction, return to the line.
Influences & Inspiration
When I started out, it was through the trials and tribulations of being self-taught. In order refine my skills and remain competitive, I am continually evolving as a painter by taking courses taught by some of the industry's greatest body art professionals, such as:
Lisa Joy Young
The list continues to grow.....
10x10 flat space
Adequate lighting or access to an outlet if it is dark
A place to dispose of dirty water at end of event
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