Any tips on achieving a non-chalky pure white skin tone?


#1

I’m trying to create a snow fairy with a bluish white (mostly white) skin tone but I’m having difficulty getting the look I want without chalkiness. I’ve already stripped the poor thing twice because she looked so hideous, like I’d colored her with a piece of chalk! I tried making super thin layers but I could never get them to show up at all. I’m using genesis titanium white with a tiny dab of ultramarine blue mixed with thinner. Would nail tip be a better white? I’ve seen some of you create amazing alternative dolls with white skin and just wonder how you do it!


#2

Using a few drops of Linseed oil in your paint mixes usually helps cut out chalkiness. Since your using white I’m not sure if it will make a difference but it’s always worth a try. I know it works well with pale flesh tones :thinking:


#3

Do you know Priscilla Anne? She makes the pretty pale babies.

Here’s one of hers:


#4

I’ve thought about using linseed oil, but I’m paranoid about the flammability issues I’ve heard with it. Im a big chicken lol!


#5

I don’t know Priscilla, but she does make beautiful babies! If I could achieve the base skin tone of the bottom pic you posted, I’d be pleased!


#6

I’ve used it with no problems. Just don’t get it on your skin…


#7

I used it once too but only two drops. HD no issues


#8

I’ve also used it quite a few times what happens if it get on ur skin or what happened to ur skin? I’ve touched it with bare hands before but Just curious


#9

It burned the skin on my thumb. It was a painless burn. I had an odd mark there for awhile and then the skin peeled off. I’ve been more careful since and if I get any on me, I wipe with a baby wipe right away.


#10

Oh wow sorry to hear that. I will be more careful when handling that if it has that affect