Face Painting by illustriddler, LLC
Face Painting by illustriddler, LLC

Face Painting by illustriddler, LLC

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Introduction: HELLO! Licensed in business since 2005, I also offer caricatures and other art and illustration. If interested, please inquire at my website or email. ~ Karen / illustriddler, LLC πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈπŸ’ See the many photos to check out some of my work. Unique, artistic designs, or those simple "Cookie-Cutter" designs - I can do either or both! Seeing the smiles and sparkle✨ in the eyes from FACE PAINTING is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a face painter and I adore the magic of creating art. Speaking of *SPARKLES*, glitter tattoos are now a part of my repertoire so please inquire! Consider including this...an inventory of hundreds of new glitter tattoos for a wonderful selection. πŸπŸ‹πŸ™πŸ’πŸ¬πŸ¦“πŸ¦ˆπŸ¦‡πŸ€βš½πŸ‰πŸˆπŸ‰πŸŒ·πŸ’– I've worked on a professional level with children of all ages for many years in a public school setting. As a Professional Face Painter, my goal is to assist in making your event a positive, memorable experience for the planner and guests. I also can be quite FAST ~~~ if there is a line waiting (which there usually is because they say, "it's worth the wait"!). Let me know if you would prefer the very simple, QUICK designs and we will roll them on through the line as speedy and efficiently as possible. I can limit the number of choices which helps with that. I offer face painting for all ages - kids * children * teens * adults * seniors! For birthday parties, picnics, company picnics, wedding receptions, neighborhood get-togethers, sporting events, festivals and corporate venues, add a face painter for some unique art fun at your event. Your hired professional will travel within the greater Puget Sound region and vicinity with a 2-hour face painting minimum for distances beyond my hometown radius. Travel charges may apply for long distances. I've recently added CARICATURES and PORTRAIT ARTISTRY to my specialties profile. ~~This is for work done at studio with your image(s), NOT the "quick draws" at events at this time. ~~ They'd make fun profile images for your social media accounts! Please inquire about this new service when booking me for your face painting events. Keep reading beyond this list of cities, towns, and neighborhoods for more reviews! Face Painting Services to the following areas: * Algona * Anacortes * Arlington * Auburn * Ballard * Beau Arts Village * Bellevue * Black Diamond * Bothell * Bryn Mawr * Burien * Carnation * Columbia City * Covington * Darrington * Des Moines * Dupont * Duvall * Edmonds * Everett * Factoria * Fairwood * Fall City * Federal Way * Gold Bar * Graham * Greenlake * Issaquah and Issaquah Plateau * Kenmore * Kennydale * Kirkland * Lacey * La Conner * Lake City * Lakeland Hills * Lakeridge * Lake Sammamish * Lake Wilderness * Lakewood * Lea Hill * Lynnwood * Maple Valley * Marysville * May Valley * Mercer Island * Mill Creek * Mirrormont * Monroe * Newcastle * Newport Hills * North Bend * Olympia * Pacific * Puyallup * Ravensdale * Redmond * Redondo * Renton * Renton River Days * Sedro Woolley * Seafair * SeaTac * Seattle * Shoreline * Skyway * Snohomish * Southcenter * Spanaway * Tacoma * Totem Lake * Tukwila * Westfield * Woodinville * Yarrow Point and more Illustriddler, LLC provides a wide selection of choices for all ages, and I enjoy creating requests if the client can provide design(s) for clarification. My rate is negotiable (with discounts for booking in advance and for repeat clients), and billing can be done in 1/2 hour increments if extra time is requested and if it is doable. I can paint full faces, cheeks, arms or combination. I have a huge selection of colors and use FDA-approved paints. I love working with both children and adults. A typical figure takes 3 to 5 minutes per person. In average, I can probably paint about 12-15 an hour. This is, of course, subject to intricacy of designs chosen. Recently I painted 60 children in just over two hours. If you do the math and think about the time it takes for each child to get settled, etc. you will realize that it may look something like a sped-up video getting that many kids done so quickly. :D Returned checks are subject to service fees, and cash payment is required upon my arrival at event if deposit check has problems clearing the bank. A non-refundable deposit may be required for first-time clients hiring me; this will hold your spot. I can send a proposal or confirmation if you'd like to hire me. I can accept deposit through a check in the mail or through PayPal. Balance is due on the date of service, cash or check upon my arrival. I can supply an invoice or receipt for final payment. I'd also need to know if you could supply a table and two chairs and a cell phone contact number for the day of event; it'd be appreciated. If you are interested in a particular theme or style, need references, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Client Comments: Anonymous - Very creative and patient! We were the last in line to be painted at a local festival. Karen was very patient and gave my daughter some extra special paintings. Michelle - Can accommodate large groups and offers lots of variety My preschool loved her and her paintings. The teachers enjoyed it too. She tried anything the children asked for. Anonymous - Very professional painter with beautiful original designs We used Karen for a school event as she was incredibly professional - and very calm in a stressful time-crunched situation! Her designs were original and beautiful. The kids loved her. She gave them lovely gifts (flower mirrors for girls, balls for boys) at the end too which the kids enjoyed. would thoroughly recommend her. Angel - I would recommend for any group! Very talented and able to even match any pattern, picture or colors requested by the paintees!! Jane -Fantastic to Funny Faces Karen painted faces at our library opening until everyone who wanted a kitty face, a princess face, a football etc. was satisfied. The art work was exceptional. She did at least 100 faces, probably more and stayed way past the time we thought we needed her. It was an exciting day and Karen made a great contribution to the fun. Each child was given a mirror so they could admire their face. Cristina - My kids, as well as, all the children at the party enjoyed getting their faces painted. She is very friendly and it's clear she enjoys working with children. Great service and she know that she will be here for my next party! Bobby - True Artistry in Face Painting Designs can be tailored to different events but you must remember to ask. Plan on seeing a never-ending line throughout the event. Lillie - Face painting is great for any children event as well as adults The delight of the children when they see what you have created just for their faces. You have a special connection with children that all parents will appreciate. Jennifer - OUTSTANDING! Karen was incredible! We would hire her in a heartbeat...she is the best!!! Can not say enough good things. Good with my 2 year old daughter, 4 year old son and 65 year old mother....she was the best and worked great with all ages, all requests...arms, legs, faces! LOVED her! Normajean - I can't thank you enough for the great job you did in helping to make my client event so very successful! People are still talking about it and I promised them I would have you next year if you can fit us into your schedule. jennifer - talented face painter If you are looking for a wonderful and talented face painter for your child's party, hire Illustriddler!! She was fantastic!! we received feedback from everyone after the party on how great she was with the kids and how the kids loved the designs. Anonymous - Face Painting What can I say, Karen was the best. Her work speaks for itself. I had her come for my daughter's 4th B'day, the theme was 'Dora' and all the kids had dora painted and most went back to get more done. It was a hit with kids and parents alike. Anonymous - Face Painting for parties or event Karen's face painting was a BIG hit at our elementary school carnival. She did great work, came with all the necessary supplies and worked independently passed her scheduled time. I would highly recommend Karen's face painting service's. PTA Co-President Mark - Fantastic Vendor Karen often works longer than the prescribed time to meet the overwhelming demand at all of our events throughout the year. Constantly children are forming HUGE lines to have their face painted during the hot summers and cold winters. Cyndi - Great for parties with lots of kids. Great activity for everyone. My 3 year old daughter absolutely adored Karen and the face painting! Many of the moms at the party came up to tell me having Karen was a great idea and their kids really enjoyed it. Karen does a magnificent job, her designs are absolutely gorgeous and she can do just about anything! The kids also loved the special gift from Karen for getting their face painted. Carol - A magical evening for young and old alike! Our annual block watch party was a huge success, partly due to the face painting done by illustriddler. She was very personable and friendly with everyone in attendence. While people were waiting in line, there were books of face painting ideas to look through. She took her time with all of the kids and adults, giving them a professional looking painting on their face, arms or hands. She even took special requests. Everyone left extremely happy and most people came back for more! She was a big hit with everyone on our block and we will definetly ask her back next year. Anonymous - Ideal for any size group! Our company picnic has a large number of children and parents appreciated how she had something to play with for the children while they waited. From basic to elaborate, all the children loved the finished product! I enjoy working with all ages and creating designs to custom-fit any occasion with guaranteed SMILES. Frequent investments into supplies and learning assures that I am highly qualified to skyrocket your event into becoming a memorable success and I love to be a part of that!

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Terri M.

Face Painting

Karen did an excellent job for our company BBQ. There was so many smiling faces adorned with her artwork. Thank you Karen. You are the best!
Sep 8, 2021
Joni L.

Face Painting

She was amazing! I hired Karen for my son’s preschool graduation party and she was wonderful! Not only was she amazing with the kids her work was beautiful. All the parents were incredibly impressed and I was told several times how if they ever needed a face painter they’d hire her. Thank you helping making our party so fun!
Jul 17, 2021
Jana H.

Face Painting

She did an amazing job at our party! The kids absolutely loved her and her work was exemplary. She was responsive, prompt, very easy to work with and extremely reasonable pricing considering the quality of her work. We highly recommend and I know we will be using her again.
Jul 19, 2021
Sarah K.

Face Painting

I hired Maki for my baby shower and she was absolutely fantastic! She is incredibly talented! Maki was great at communicating, showed up early and did a great job painting faces. My girlfriends all loved it! Sometimes mommas want to have a little fun too! I highly recommend Hoopla Face Painting and I plan to hire her again in the future for sure! Thank you!!!!!!!
Face Painting by illustriddler, LLC's reply
*illustriddler* FACE PAINTING is happy to help out when available. Thank you! Karen
Oct 21, 2019
Abby L.

Face Painting

Karen did an amazing job for our 4 and 6 year old's birthday party. She came with a binder full of inspiration that were age appropriate, but also had prepared some ideas based on things our daughters liked (Hello Kitty, Paw Patrol, My Little Pony). Some of the things the kids got included fall themed leaves, rainbows, a Rainbow Dash My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, art palette with paintbrush, Iron Man, Hulk, skeleton face, and more. All the kids and parents were so impressed by the quality and uniqueness of her face painting! She was very easy to communicate with, showed up early with a professional setup, and was super patient with each child. Would highly recommend hiring her for any event.
Face Painting by illustriddler, LLC's reply
Thank you, so much, Abby! I thoroughly enjoyed painting for your children and their guests, and I appreciate your review of my work which is very important to me; my clients' satisfaction is always priority. :)
Oct 11, 2019
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Karen Haines


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    There can be several variables to consider when booking my face painting services so that I can give a discount(s) if possible. Please ask if you have any questions.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have participated in seminar workshops directed by internationally famous face and body painters, Pashur, and Jay Bautista.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I volunteered at school carnivals and was asked by the parents if I had ever painted for other events. I had a great time volunteering and so I tried my hand at a birthday party where they paid me (!) and that was a win-win, so have continued this fun work ever since.

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