Genesis Matte Varnish Changed?


#4

It seems they have changed something. I hope they fix the problem.


#5

Do you use a thinning medium along with it? I thin it with Mona Lisa (but not a ton) and the results were not great. It was as if the thinner never flashed off and all that oil just remained.


#6

Nope, I use mona lisa or museum brand thinner with it. Maybe you got a bad batch? I used it on these babies and they’re not shiny at all.


#7

I bought some from Jerry’s Artarama about a month ago and used it recently on a doll head I finished, my experience was totally different. The matte I have now seems way more matte and rough than it used to be. I baked Rosie’s head 3 times and at the end of it all she felt like roofing shingles. I actually had to put another layer of thick/satin on top of it to calm it down.


#8

Who’s your smiling baby in the center photo? He’s sooo cute.


#9

That’s Smilla Altenkirch! She’s really sweet but has hard vinyl and short t-rex arms. I posted a whole topic about her if you want more pics :slight_smile:


#10

Those look great! Maybe it was a bad batch. I’m not going to chance anymore at least not for a while.


#11

I’ll go check it out. Thank you


#12

Good plan! I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t either. Stick with what works for you, everything works differently for different people and it would be boring if we all did the same thing


#13

Mine had a few spots that were very rough and I buffed them off lightly. But, I mixed very well each time I dipped my brush in and it still turned out shiny in some places and rough in others! After that I was very cautious to apply super thinly and really pounce and that’s when the shine really got bad.


#14

I am a big fan of Genesis so it pains me to not be able to use it. I wonder if it could have anything to do with humidity and similar factors?


#15

That could be the case! It’s still quite cold where I live. I’m not sure though but it’s definitely possible


#16

I’ve never seen the matte varnish on the site, only the satin. Can you share a link? I would really like to get a large jar of the regular matte. Here is where I normally look to get the mediums on the site.


#17

Tiffiny you cracked me up with the roofing shingles,great comparison,thanks for giving a laugh this morning.:footprints::baby:


#18

I don’t see the matte varnish either on Jerry’s, however Dolls by Sandie has the 4 oz. jar for 19.99


#19

I’ve only tried mixing in thinning medium and/or thinner twice, and both times I ended up with chalky areas that didn’t go away no matter how many times I baked. So, I only use it straight from the jar, and it’s always been nice and matte for me. But now that it might be different I’m worried about spending any $$ on a new jar that might not be right.


#20

I haven’t seen the Matte listed on Jerry’s for the last four months I’ve checked. Is there a separate link over there for it?


#21

They stopped selling matte.


#22

This has absolutely happened to me. The last 4 babies I completed came out painfully shiny. The first baby I tried re-baking the varnish a couple times, the second baby I underbaked - it didn’t seem to matter, still very shiny. I ordered some air dry varnish from MacPherson instead.


#23

Wondering why.