SolShine Face Painting & Balloon Art

Spring, TX

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How does your business stand out?

My work stands out from others that do what I do because I love what I do and this is my passion. I put as much effort in making a simple cheek butterfly design as to making a full mask butterfly. I am also very responsible and when it comes to dealing with children, I am very, very patient.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy painting in general. But face painting takes the challenge a bit farther because you are painting on a living (and moving) canvas. You have a nose and eyes that you have to take in consideration when painting as opposed of a flat surface. Give me a bit of an extra challenge and throw in a 3 year old, who likes to squiggle and move around a lot when being painted. What does this mean to you? Probably nothing. What this means to me is a huge deal. I can paint a kid in three minutes. When I am done, I feel self accomplished. I have been painting for 5 years. July 2016 starts my 6th year. And since day one, I have gave it my all to these kid's faces. When I see a little girl smile because she feels beautiful when she sees herself in the mirror, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and success as an artist. When I see a little boy roar and scream out his lugs to mimic the sound of a tiger I created on his face, run to his mom to roar and show his imaginary paws... I feel a great joy. It is just a pleasure to do what I do. Kids are the most genuine people on this earth. They will not tell you that they like a painting you did if they do not mean it. That is what I enjoy about the work I do. All the passion involved in it. The love I put into my art.
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Spring, TX 77373

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31 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 18, 2017
  • Lexi S. Feb 26, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Fun Painting
    This was soo much fun to have for our Princess birthday party. Our face painter was definitely ready to work and have fun painting! She had every color, brush etc. And needless to say she was very friendly! I would definitely have them for another birthday.
  • Amber R. Nov 15, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Great Quality. Bad Service
    The face paint and balloon art was great. The quality was awesome. But the service was lacking. Over 30 minutes late to an event is unacceptable.
    Karla V. Nov 15, 2016

    Thank you Amber for your review. I really appreciate it. But I would like to make a further comment for future reference to my customers. My sister and I were both scheduled to arrive on time. The GPS told us we had arrived when we were still on the bridge (Freeway). And when you (a gentleman from your office) called, I asked him for directions because the GPS wasn't helping. He confirmed the address. It wasn't until my 5th wrong turn on the same street that someone gave me specific directions on where to turn on the neighborhood to get to the business location. The one way street did not make it easier to find your location. I will email you. Thank you for your business!

  • Cathy A. Oct 17, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Glad I found her on Thumbtack!
    The quality of her paint and artwork was great! Our customers really liked her work.
  • Vicky S. Oct 10, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Fabulous Face Painting
    I was contacted in a very timely manner and the young lady was very professional. The actual face painter did an outstanding job. Will defintely use again!!
  • Katrina D. Oct 10, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Love her work!
    She was so easy and great to work with! Her work is amazing and the kids had a great time. Lines stayed short because she went so fast! I would highly recommend her!!!
  • Kelly F. Jun 9, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Beautiful work and very good with the kids. Both artists were late so I can't really give 5 stars.
  • Pradeep C. Nov 23, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We hired Karla to do face painting and balloon art for my niece's birthday party. She is super nice and very talented. I will definitely use her services again.
  • Maggie C. Sep 28, 2014
    We held our sons party at the Houston Zoo and the kids loved all their face paintings. Everyone complimented her work. She does an amazing job! and very detailed. We booked her the week before his party and we received a quick response. Totally recommend her to everyone!! and will use her for our future parties. Thank you Karla!!
  • Esmeralda S. Sep 25, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She is very nice, talented, and proffesional, the kids liked her and were very happy with their face painting. We hired her for two hours but she stayed a little bit longer. And even though I had to change the date of the party (weather conditions) she was very accomodating. I definitely recommend her and will be using her for future parties.
  • Valerie G. Sep 7, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Spoke and emailed Ms. Karla and was impressed with prices and services so I booked her for the event which was 8 days away. Recieved message comfirming date time and address and well day of event I didnt have a face painter or a call. Very unhappy with service.
    Karla V. Sep 10, 2013

    Valery, I called a couple of days before the event to confirm and there was never an answer. I also called on Sept 7th in the morning to confirm and no answer. I also called an hour before your event and it seemed like your phone was off because it sent me to your voice mail. It has happened to me before that when my clients do not answer, and I show up at their house, they just tell me "I am sorry, but we cancelled the event"- and I leave home, having wasted time, money and feeling sad. I did not want that to happen so I just figured you cancelled the event or the face painting. It also occurred to me that you had an emergency and that was the reason that you had not answered. I do apologize about the misunderstanding though, but I did call to make sure that you still wanted my face painting/balloon services.

  • Cynthia J. Aug 17, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She's very artistic and does a great job. My party was extremely pleased. I'm very happy with her work and will definitely use her in the future. Thank you!
  • Emmanuel A. Aug 13, 2013
    Loved her work, very professional and has a great personality and overall great art work, worth every single cent.i recomend her work you will not be disapointed satisfaction guarantee. Also good for holloween art.I give you 10 stars Karla=) Will have you on my next party and holloween
  • Jessica F. Jul 20, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was awesome! I would totally get her again
  • Phillip S. Jun 17, 2013
    Amazing! Karla is truly amazing at what she does. She is a very gifted and talented artist. I approached Karla about donating her time to come out to our VegFest Houston event on June 15 and she agreed just like that. We had a huge crowd and everyone was raving about her amazing detail in face painting. She came out from 10AM until 5PM and had a smile on her face all day, as did all the kids that she painted that day. I got so much positive feedback from so many people that day about Karla and SolShine Face Painting. And the fact that she donated her services that day, says a lot about the kind of person she is and how truly passionate she is about her work. I would highly recommend Karla in a heartbeat. Thank you so so much Karla.
  • Tammy M. Jun 11, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Karla is an extremely talented face painter. I was impressed with her ability to work quickly with each child, but have a "work of art" and great detail on each face. I definitely recommend her and will use her again!
  • Chris L. May 27, 2013
    She was real nice,very professional and took her time with the children. I would definitely call her up again for any other parties
  • Stephanie R. May 23, 2013
    Karla is an amazing painter. She is truly passionate about what she does and and the bonus side her work is amazing. I was absolutely pleased with the results.
  • Luis M. May 23, 2013
    Well I sat down a bit excited and worried over how she was going to paint my face. I asked her to surprise me, so she went ahead and began face painting. I did not notice what she was doing until the very end when she showed me what I was. I had become an outstanding tiger. I was impressed with the face painting skills the small details really made me stand out. I am actually very grateful for the outstanding friendly service, and for the amazing face painting done here. Strongly recommend this company, and its friendly face painters.
  • Latasha D. May 23, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was there on time ready to work. She made all the kids balloon animals and painted there face in a perfect time!!!!! Can't wait to have another party so she can come GREAT JOB!!!!!!
  • Cassandra L. May 20, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Karla was AMAZING!! She showed up on time (which we loved), she was great with the kids, and is an amazing artist!! Everyone was very pleased with her work (face painting and balloons) as well as her positive attitude. If we ever need a face painter or balloon artist in the future, we will definitely be contacting her!
  • Tatiana D. Apr 30, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Karla was great, puntual and very friendly with the kids. Price was perfect for what we were looking for. She set her own section and the kids did come to her. All they kids and even some parents gor their face/arms painted. Thanks so much for the great service.
  • Cathie E. Apr 7, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Karla and her assistant did a great job!!!! They did an elementary school carnival for us and were very friendly and had such great face painting. We look forward to having them again!!
  • Melinda G. Apr 1, 2013
    Verified Review
  • Jessica A. Feb 22, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    thanx so much i hope to meet u soon
  • Liz W. Feb 10, 2013
    My neice's birthday party was yesterday and we hired Karla for face painting and balloon twisting. She was amazing! She arrived on time and did a fabulous job. I would recommend her to anyone and will definitely hire her for future events :)
  • Pilar S. Feb 6, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Kay S. Feb 4, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Miss Katla was off the chain, we got so many great responces from parents and kids alike. Hoping to book her at our next event. She is very busy so I better get her soon. I would highly recommend her!! Great job Karla!!
  • Deandrea J. Jan 31, 2013
  • Letty V. Jan 29, 2013
    outstanding face painting!! & ontop of that great balloon twisting! all the kids who attended my 3 year old birthday party had.smiles on there faces and said she was a nice lady. Very, very content with her service, for her being by herself.she did a great job multitasking between balloon twisting, facepainting &.temporary tattoos. GREAT price & & added bonus she's bilingual =). Thank You Karla
  • Alexis L. Jan 23, 2013
    I hired Karla to come out to my 6 year old son's birthday party and she was great! She came prepared and we were very satisfied. I've recommended her to my family and friends!


What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common jobs I perform are face painting and balloon twisting for birthday parties. I usually have 3 events per day on the weekend and 90% of the time they are face painting and balloon art. I have also been at school festivals, school fundraisers, private parties, 15th birthdays (quinceaneras) and one Sweet 16th birthday. I must say, I really love what I do. It is not a job; it is my passion.