Monday, January 30, 2012
I have painted and baked all of the pieces including the head five times. The many layers of paint inside and out give his skin depth. Here you can see that the tiny nails have been glazed. The most difficult part for me is the time consuming rooting of the lashes, brows and hair. This rooting needle is so small that it will only pick up one hair at a time. It make it a bit more realistic, especially on such a small baby. That should take hopefully only five or six hours. I'm hoping not to stab myself with the needle this time...lol!
I'll post more pictures when I have a little free time.
My Soft Body miniature babies are coming along. I hope to have some for my miniature collectors in the coming weeks. I needed to take a little break from using my magnifiers.
Enjoy your week!
Link to Marita Winters' site http://www.winterswhimsies.com/
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
dreamartdolls Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Reborn-Baby-Girl-Morena-Ciambra-Dreamartdolls-/250988806664?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a70194208
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I've been thinking about how to use this process with polymer clay. I have this urge to get my hands in some clay right now but, I'll have to wait and complete this before starting something new. This process is similar to working with china paints on porcelain except that the vinyl absorbs the paint and the light giving it a more realistic skin effect.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Winter has arrived in New England and there is a biting chill in the air. January is the month to reorganize my work space, order supplies for the new year and learn about new things. I've been teaching myself the art of reborn babies. Working with vinyl is something different for me. I've always worked in porcelain, polymers, fabrics, wood, paperclay etc.....
I like the feel of this material and the effects that can be achieved using many layers of heat set paints. You can see the veining and the skin texture on the vinyl of this newborn doll's leg above. I used a light blue and a warm red paint to achieve this then I stippled a flesh tone over it and then back to the blue veins and warm red. I did this several times heat setting the paint between layers. I'll be working on the limbs today then on to this baby's sweet face. I'll keep you up to date on my progress. The doll parts that I'm using are Kelzie by Cheryl Webber.
Enjoy your day!