Anyone use the Genesis Paint thinner?


#1

Since my baby was seeming chalky after baking, I thought I would try the Genesis paint thinner to thin my paints. While I do like the color once applied and it is not chalky, I have a new problem. The leg/arm is no longer smooth. It is now rough. I know why it is rough, but is there any way to smooth it out? Help!


#2

I use only the Genesis thinner and I have never had a baby feel rough. How rough does it feel?


#3

The arm/leg no longer is smooth, as it originally was brand new. It feels like a cat’s tongue, when it licks you. Am I mixing too much thinner, too much paint? What consistency is your mixture when you apply it?

I pounched it quite a bit with a makeup sponge. Should I use something else?


#4

The Genesis thinner will add a texture, but it shouldn’t feel as rough as a cats tongue. I usually start off with a mixture of 60% thinner. Sometimes I use more depending how I want the color to look. The consistency is a little thinner than pudding. Sorry I can’t think of a better comparison. Maybe you are doing it right and just do not like the result with the Genesis thinner.


#5

Using the Genesis thinner is your baby still as smooth as the day you got it or does it have a little roughness to the skin? It looks good but just feels funny to me. What do you use to pounce the paint on?


#6

There is definitely a texture that is not as smooth as the blank vinyl, but I wouldn’t say that they feel rough. I use cosmetic wedges to apply the paint.


#7

Using the Genesis thinner will leave a tiny bit of texture but mine does not feel rough by any stretch no matter how much I use! Are you sure you did not mix the thinner up with the matte varnish? The matte varnish makes my dolls feel like a cats tongue and I hate it! I only use it on dolls that really need it and then thin it down so it does not feel so icky!


#8

Thank you ladies for your helpful comments. I will keep working!


#9

Perhaps you aren’t pouncing it enough.


#10

I also think it can be the pouncing.