Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bringing Your Baby Doll to Life - Part 7

Welcome back!

Here's a picture of Kaylee's eyebrows. As you can see, I used a very fine liner brush to apply the color.

I'm planning to use premium blonde mohair for Kaylee's hair, so I wanted her eyebrows to be blonde, too. I used Genesis Yellow Ochre with a touch of Genesis Burnt Umber. For extra control, I like to use Genesis Thinning Medium instead of odorless thinner.

Paint the eyebrows using your choice of Genesis heat set paints and Genesis Thinning Medium.

Bake the head at 265 degrees Fahrenheit or 130 degrees Celsius. Allow it to cool completely before continuing.

P.S. I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture, but before I did the eyebrows, I added some details to the eyelids. They are very subtle. I painted red micro veins on Kaylee's lids with my fine liner brush. After baking the veins, I applied a very thin layer of blue to tint the lids. I baked the head again before applying a bit of thin purple tint to the lids.


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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