I’m in desperate need of some help. I’ve been making reborns for years with no problem, but off and on for the last year I’ve been dealing with the areas that show up on my kits as I paint.
Sometimes I wash my kits before I start and sometimes I don’t. I always wipe them down with alcohol and varnish them with thinning medium before I start painting.
It seems to be some sort of dirt that is attracting the paint because I don’t see anything and then it gets darker as I work. If I stop and put varnish over the spot it will usually prevent it from getting darker, but not always.
For the most part, the spots aren’t as bad in person as they look in the photos, but sometimes they are and I have to sell the baby as a boo boo baby.
Mostly the spots seem to show up where the vinyl is laying against something. Sometimes they even seem to be textured like there is something there So I thought it might be the fabric in my oven. But I’ve tried several different fabrics. Nothing seems to matter.
I’ve even thrown out my sponges, varnish and some premixed jars of paints, and carefully washed my brushes.
I’m not sure what else to try. I can’t think of anything I’m doing differently than before these marks started showing up.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I’m beginning to feel like I’m losing my mind!