Creating a realistic tongue or gums


#1

How do I go about achieving the look of gums on my reborn dolls? Any advice?


#2

I myself play around with colors, use photos of real babies as well, as far as any texture or bumpy look like on a tongue, I use very small amount of matte medium, then paint over, then just pounce a slightly darker color on that, use your imagination :blush::blush:, have fun with it​:blush:


#3

For tongue texture, you can buy glass bead gel and add paint to it :slight_smile:



#4

Where did you purchase your glass bead gel from?


#5

I bought it at Michael’s :slight_smile:


#6

#7

thanks! :relieved:


#8

following for the rest of this tutorial…


#9

You’re welcome :blush: here’s a pic of some of the glass bead gel applied to the tongue. I just painted it right over an already painted tongue to see what it would look like…

It has a glossy finish :tongue:

Here’s a pic with paint added


#10

awesome tip! Thanks! I’m always in Michael’s so I need to get some. Which isle is it located in?


#11

You’re welcome :blush: I got mine with a coupon BC it’s nearly $20 a jar :wink:


#12

I totally understand. I live for the coupons at Michcael’s lol. Today they have the 50% off coupon so I might go to day or wait for the 60%coupon. :laughing:


#13

Thanks for that tip @Summer Can you add glass beads to matte gel to get the same effect?


#14

I actually tried that first :blush: but, the beads were too big
BB fine glass beads with Ultra Matte Gel



#15

I have that too :slightly_smiling_face::slightly_smiling_face:, but only used it once for spit bubbles


#16

Oh, I never thought about spit bubbles! I’d love to see pics if you have any :slight_smile:


#17

Hmm let me look and see😀I can’t remember


#18

Well they are in his mouth, and you can’t see them🙁, anyhow it worked, I just dabbed them on, and squeezed air around in the gel with the little bubble maker and created illusion of spit


#19

Came across your post and thought let me look on amazon…What a deal $8, right? Look at shipping. Good, God!


#20

Super cool info!!! I agree with you @marleeton about the shipping LOL.