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
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.
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:
* Beau Arts Village
* Black Diamond
* Bryn Mawr
* Columbia City
* Des Moines
* Fall City
* Federal Way
* Gold Bar
* Issaquah and Issaquah Plateau
* La Conner
* Lake City
* Lakeland Hills
* Lake Sammamish
* Lake Wilderness
* Lea Hill
* Maple Valley
* May Valley
* Mercer Island
* Mill Creek
* Newport Hills
* North Bend
* Renton River Days
* Sedro Woolley
* Totem Lake
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!