Jumping in with both feet! I just ordered my first two kits yesterday, fell prey to the fourth of july 50% sale.
As a newborn photographer who never has enough models to catalog my handknits, props and backgrounds, I was curious about reborns so bought a cheap vinyl baby from walmart and tore it apart, gathered up my random acrylics and started to play.
First time I overpainted the flesh tones waaaay to much and ended up with a chalky baby.
Second time I way overdid the creases, third time I watered down my paints way more and they ended up building up in the creases turning them white. OY!
Fourth time I went overboard on the mottling… I really thought it would dry lighter than it did and I panicked and did a heavy wash with my flesh color and turned her chalky again.
I’m getting ready to paint her for the fifth time and I think I’ve kinda gotten the hang of it finally. I know I don’t like heavy creasing or mottling I’m curious to paint with the genesis but I don’t have an oven to cure them. Maybe if I’m a good girl and stick with it Santa will bring me a nuwave oven I’m itching to see the difference in how the paint reacts with kit vinyl vs the one I bought at walmart. I didn’t strip it since it was just for practice anyway.
I have so many questions for everyone. My first is those beautiful white dots on the nose… what do you use for that? I’m thinking white pencil or something I remember using for tracing sewing patterns on dark fabric.
Second which is easier, or more gratifying… awake or asleep babies? I ordered asleep June and Shyann, so I got one of each. As a photographer I spend alot of time putting babies to sleep so it would be neat to photograph a baby who’s eyes stayed ‘focused’ .
My goal is to work with Silicone, but my husband said baby steps lol… those kits are expensive and kudos to those of you talented sculptures who can make their own.
I’m looking forward to learning alot from you all! I’ve already seen such beautiful work… I can’t wait for my kits to arrive