Hi! I'm Vanessa, owner of Three Cartwheels Face Painting. Here you'll find answers to some of my most-asked questions. If you don't see what you're looking for, just drop me a line at vanessawtsumura@gmail.com and I'll get back to you soon.

What kind of gigs do you do? 
About half of my jobs are children's birthday parties. I also do community and private events for children and adults. Here are some events I've worked recently...
  • Shorewood Farmer's Market (most Sundays)
  • Whitefish Bay Farmer's Market (some Saturdays)
  • Yellow Owl Fun Zone Outdoor Market
  • Governor's Inaugural Kids Gala, Milwaukee
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Alice's Garden
  • Food Truck Shabbat 
  • Haunted Halloween on Downer, Historic Downer Avenue
  • Shorewood BID street festival 
  • Shorewood School District Halloween Event at Corner Bakery
  • Recommended face painter for Little Sprouts Play CafĂ© in Shorewood and Mequon
How many faces can you paint per hour?
10 children per hour for birthday parties. For busy festivals, I paint much faster, simpler designs. Please contact me for details.

Are you insured? 
Yes. Proof of insurance is available on request. 

What kind of face paint do you use?
Only FDA-compliant, water-activated face paint. I also choose to use paraben-free face paint. The face paints I use are very easy to wash off with soap and water. 

How do you keep things clean?
Cleanliness and safety are the most important things to me when it comes to face painting. Each child gets a clean sponge. I use a mild, organic, cosmetic disinfectant in brush bath water. Throughout a job, I also spritz brushes with a disinfectant made to be gentle on skin. At the end of each event, I deep clean and disinfect brushes and sponges before drying completely and wipe down stencils and any other supplies that are used.

Keeping track of the expiration date on my face paints is also extremely important. I mark the expiration date on the back of the containers and toss out when it's time.

To read more on how I clean my face painting supplies, click here

How do I remove face paint?
Wash off with soap and water. If there is any slight staining left behind, I recommend using micellar water or makeup remover wipes.

Do you use gems and glitter?
Yes, I use a cosmetic-grade, polyester glitter (never metal craft glitter). To adhere acrylic gems, I use a washable glue that is made for skin. While it does not hold as well as some skin adhesives, it does not require spirit gum to be removed. Simply wash off with soap and water. 

How much do you charge and how do I book you for an event?


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