Painting and rooting


#1

Beings I’m very new to this I’m wondering how much it takes everyone to paint there baby and how many hours or days to root?


#2

Depends on person. Rooting takes me atleast 25 hours.


#3

I’m pretty slow at rooting lol, I like to take my time and do it a little a day so if it’s very thickly micro rooted then it can take up to 3 weeks! If it’s soarsely rooted, 1-2 days, medium rooted about a week. Painting, I use GHSP and it typically takes me about a week depending on how much I paint during the days, sometimes it only takes 3 days to paint lol :smiley:


#4

That’s about like me as far as painting. It took me four days but of course I had breaks in between. This one I’m doing now I’m just doing the layers as I see fit. I guess it’s all about the same right. I hope so lol. Oh gosh. Three weeks for rooting. That’s years for my umpteen million dolls then lol


#5

Takes me more than a week to paint a doll. I paint hair, don’t root. :blush:


#6

My painting takes about 15 hours if I don’t do anything special. But I use air dry, so don’t have to wait for the oven. I just paint the head and limbs one by one and then can pick up the first one again.
Rooting depends. On a sparsely rooted newborn it was about 10 hours if I remember correctly.


#7

With my air dry paints I can do a new coat every 10 minutes but I have found I have to let the paint cure to the kit after I add the sealer before and after the first and final coat. It takes me 10 to 15 hours to root as well. I usually wait 3 to 5 days to root after the final sealer so the sealer can set on the plastic.


#8

Well, my input prob wont matter as I am the slowest painter and rooter on earth lol. My painting can take me about 10 days if I sit down and go nonstop. Rooting, last baby was nonstop. I started on December 10th and finished on December 22nd!! I watched movies and episodes of One Born Every Minute on Youtube only if I had a needle in the head. It was almost 120 hours. I have a lot of distractions going on in my home lol.


#9

I’m that kind of artist as well. Slow lol. But it’s all about taking my time and getting connected with my piece whether it be a reborn or a piece of art.


#10

It take me about 45 days from start to finish. I use Air Dry and am in a humid climate. When done I like them to sit at least a Month before playing with them. I work on 3 at a time so I am usually done with one a month, rooting and all.

I have one baby with the first few layers, the second just about done with painting, the third is being rooted. That is my normal method. :slight_smile:


#11

Do you prefer the air dry. I live in Louisiana so it’s very humid


#12

For some reason when I was in GA it took longer to cure than here on the coast. I use Air Dry because I can’t use GHS because of migraines. Here is a little info and comparison for you.


#13

Oh boy. I better keep an eye on that because I suffer from migraine as well