Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bringing Your Baby Doll to Life - Part 6

Welcome back! Today, I'm sharing pictures of how I painted Kaylee's lips and nails.

Mix your lip and nail paint using Genesis Heat Set Paints in Phthalo Red 02, Phthalo Red 06 and a very small amount of Phthalo Green 06. Mix these colors with a small amount of Genesis Thinning Medium for extra control when painting the lips and nails.

Using Genesis Thinning Medium instead of Odorless Thinner for the lips and nails provides added control as you paint. Don't use more 40% of the thinning medium to the paint.

Apply this color with a small filbert brush. Apply to the lips and nails and tips of fingers and toes.

Apply the with a small filbert brush.

Bake the parts for 265 degrees Fahrenheit or 130 degrees Celsius. Allow the parts to cool completely before continuing to the next step.

If you want, you can apply a bit of the crease and wrinkle paint to the center of the mouth. If you do, be sure to bake the head again. Since Kaylee has such a cute open  mouth, I decided to create a textured tongue. Do this by applying tiny dots of Flesh 08 (no thinner or thinning medium) to the tongue with your 00 round brush. Bake. Allow to cool. Now add another thin layer of lip paint over the dots to soften them. Bake. Allow to cool. For added texture, I like to "dot on" Authentic Reborn 3D Texture Medium with a pointed clay shaper tool. Bake. Allow to cool.

This is how the mouth will look after applying texture and color as described above.

With a clean small filbert brush, apply a thin layer of Genesis Glazing Medium to the fingernails and toenails.

With a 00 round brush, apply Genesis Flesh 08 to the nail tips for a "baby manicure."
Once you've applied the Genesis Glazing Gel and Flesh 08 to the nails, bake the limbs at 265 degrees Fahrenheit or 130 degrees Celsius. Allow parts to cool completely before continuing to the next step.


If you are interested in an in depth look at color mixing and reborning, I highly recommend The Art of Reborning II - Painting with Genesis Heat Set Paints. (not an affiliate link)

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