Techniques just figured out!


#1

I don’t know if any of this is new to anyone but I came across an easy technique for milk spots! I tested it on a practice limb and it worked. I poked holes in it with a toothpick, painted straight flesh 08, then wiped clean! I personally love the milk spots so I think I will do this on my next doll!

I also made a different kind of sponge for doing washes. I have separate mottling sponges with bigger holes and always used a flat sponge with the edges torn off for washes. Picking beyond the usual mottling and doing smaller holes gave me a great result! It’s very subtle and if you leave a texture it looks really cool!


#2

I never knew when I was supppsed to use a sponge with holes, or when not to, so I put small holes in my wash sponges too. I also like the results.


#3

I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me. It makes it less even and more natural looking. Got a lot to learn!


#4

Same here! Lol


#5

I always see artists using a seam ripper for the milk dots. It never occurred to me to actually poke indentions in the vinyl and then apply the paint .:open_mouth: It looks like that is what you did. I’m gonna try on my next doll.


#6

I thought of it because of some of the pin pricks in the vinyl on the toes. I didn’t notice them til they filled with red paint! You can softly sandpaper any holes in the kit before painting. Use fine sandpaper though.


#7

I also tried a tack for varying sizes and it makes smaller ones.


#8

I always use a rooting needle dipped in. Flesh 08 for milk spots! Every time I try a toothpick it makes them too big. Your technique looks like it works great!


#9

I will have to find other pointy things to stab into the foot! Dipping sounds like it would be better so you wouldn’t get too much paint on it.


#10

I like it! Thanks- I’ll give it a whirl!


#11

I also use a rooting needle dipped in Flesh 08 + thick medium for some texture


#12

I think the technique looks good far away but up close you will see holes?


#13

@Asiancupcakes Thank you so much for sharing this! I definitely will try your method with wash sponges.
May I ask what do you use for creases color(s). They look so good!


#14

Yes you can see the indentations but I feel like they look like pores. Plus I’m going to test how they look with matte finish over them before using it on a baby.


#15

I use a country rose color and a color I call between because it’s between rose and blood red. I’ll include a pic but you can find the recipe from nlovewithreborns2011 on YouTube for rose. I also use Tuscan red, black cherry, and some dark purple prismacolor pencils. Dark purple kinda turns bright pinkish after baked but I use it under the other colors.


#16

How clever!
Love the idea for the mottling sponges too!


#17

NOPE, I would not poke holes in the vinyl nor would I want to buy a kit that had holes poked in it like that.


#18

Aren’t milia usually 3D rather than holes?


#19

Holes are permanent. If you don’t like the spots they will still be there even if you get rid of the paint.


#20

My customer wanted milia on her Luciano. I had never done it before but I had some RebornFX 3D medium that I had bought for painted hair and I just can’t paint hair yet so I read that you could use it for milia. It came out pretty good.