image Craft-N-Go Paint Station. Go or No Go? by Jolene Harris Box

FB_IMG_1461630781523I’m sure you’ve seen them around our little face painting world– the Craft-N-Go Paint Station. You may wonder if it’s worth the investment or not? I can speak from the voice of experience.  I purchased one of the first 100 to be produced. I was on the waiting list pre-ordered and waited months to receive mine.

I can say that it was worth every penny and all the time I spent waiting. I had seen larger Craft-N-Go used by Lisa Joy Young and contacted Craft-N-Go . I’m not saying that I’m responsible for the paint station’s design. I am sure the request was one of many to see if it was possible to make the station with extendable legs as many like me stand to paint. I was glad to see when it came out it was also smaller. They had made some key changes to the design by making the wheels bigger and making it a great deal lighter.
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I was a tad bit worried about fitting all of my stuff into it. When it arrived and I opened the box I was wondering if I had made a good decision. With much rearrangement I found a configuration that worked for me. A good group to visit on face book is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048066805226503/ They have lots of pictures of set ups from various artist. You find that you use some things all the time and some things very little. So I did weed out and re-pot some things.

I have made only a few alterations to my case. I added a long strap that I scavenged from another bag.20160424_205610

It allows me to roll it in more of an upright position. Speaking of rolling it can be rough if you don’t have enough magnets on your paint. I suggest 2 per small cakes and 4 per large ones. I have Velcro to hold my wipes, cards and tip jar.

Set up is a breeze. I have been able to get set up in as little as 2 minutes (I was late and lost that day!). I can break down just as fast and be out before the dreaded puppy dog eyes come out. It is also a show stopper to once the grown-ups realize everything you need is in there! It looks so professional! I have yet to have someone not comment on my set up! As far as I am concerned 100% worth the investment!  It comes in black and purple!IMG_2222_RED

One comment

  1. Totally agree. I get so many compliments on my CraftNGo set-up and it makes me feel worth every penny of my now-much-higher fee now that I’m not unpacking my kit out of a scruffy looking bag! I can also attend any event now that I’m confident I can get there ok regardless whether it’s upstairs, 1/2 mile across a field, in a poky little corner with no table provided 😱. I can set-up and work comfortably wherever I’m expected to paint. Would never change my kit now. Best investment I ever made…

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