What do you think of my hair painting?

My daughter asked me to make a baby for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday and since I am not thrilled with these babies in the hands of really small children, I decided to try my hand at painting her hair. What do you think?

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan1.jpg

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http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan3.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan4.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan5.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan6.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan7.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan8.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan9.jpg

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Beautifully painted hair.

Carmen, that hair looks great. and I think you’re right, for a young child it’s probably best with painted hair.

Geez Carmen,
I don’t know… I think you may need to send her to me for closer inspection…

Can’t believe that was your first try! Wow!! Great job!

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My daughter asked me to make a baby for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday and since I am not thrilled with these babies in the hands of really small children, I decided to try my hand at painting her hair. What do you think?
Beautiful!! what paint brush did you use?

Dolly hugs Eve

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan1.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan2.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan3.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan4.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan5.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan6.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan7.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan8.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan9.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/Teagan10.jpg

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Beautiful!! what type of paintbrush did you use?

Dolly hugs Eve

Thank you all! Evelyn - I used a rake brush for all of the hair painting.

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Geez Carmen,
I don’t know… I think you may need to send her to me for closer inspection…

Can’t believe that was your first try! Wow!! Great job!

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I would but the problem is that it would not get back in time for Ryleigh’s birthday.

I love love love your grand baby’s name! Adorable! Can’t wait to see the finished baby!

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Geez Carmen,
I don’t know… I think you may need to send her to me for closer inspection…

Can’t believe that was your first try! Wow!! Great job!

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I would but the problem is that it would not get back in time for Ryleigh’s birthday.

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:lol: I love love love your grand baby’s name! Adorable! Can’t wait to see the finished baby!

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She’s actually already finished… I just cannot think of a name for her - any suggestions?

The lighting is not the greatest and neither are the photos but here are a few quick pictures taken with my phone -

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/IMG_2130.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/IMG_2132.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/IMG_2134.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z366/mcnair6/Bountiful%20Baby/IMG_2136.jpg

Great job, Carmen! LOVE that hair…I’d have never guessed it was your first go at painting hair…it looks awesome!

It is so beautiful!!! You can send it to me so I can get a better look too! As it is, I’ll settle for adding the photos to my stash. Figure by the time Catherine turns two, I may get up the nerve to paint hair. I’m sure your granddaughter will love her new baby. And if she gets a boo-boo, grandma can always do repairs!

That painted hair is great!! Way to go Carmen!! I heard a cute little girls name the other day, it is different but I like it now Heartlee or Heartley! Your going to make one lil girl super happy

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Oh wow…she turned out SO well! The hair looks really good. I love the highlights and the very thin strands. Where do you find a rake brush? How wide are they? Did it take you very long to complete?

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Thank you! I got my rake brush from Stephanie Sullivan when I met her at a conference in Walnut Creek, CA, a couple of years ago but I would imagine that you can find it at any art supply store. Until now, I have not been brave enough to try it. It is the 1/2" 7120 Rake brush by Loew-Cornell.

Oh, I almost forgot… No, it didn’t take too long… maybe 4 - 5 hours. (Lots less than rooting that’s for sure! ) Most of the time was in baking and cooling when I liked how it was looking. I used a really thin (but not quite as thin as a wash) mixture of mars black and burnt umber.

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That painted hair is great!! Way to go Carmen!! I heard a cute little girls name the other day, it is different but I like it now Heartlee or Heartley! Your going to make one lil girl super happy

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Ooh, I like that! I think that is it… her name is Heartley!

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It is so beautiful!!! You can send it to me so I can get a better look too! As it is, I’ll settle for adding the photos to my stash. Figure by the time Catherine turns two, I may get up the nerve to paint hair. I’m sure your granddaughter will love her new baby. And if she gets a boo-boo, grandma can always do repairs!

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DJ -

It really wasn’t that hard… Get one of the rake brushes like I posted above and try it on a test head. I was going to send this to Marlen to paint for me but decided to try that first layer thinking that I could always remove it (before baking) and send it to her if I didn’t like it. Instead, I was falling in love with this baby more with every stroke. If you took my rooting class, you’ll know how to map the head… I did the mapping with the rake brush and continued adding from there. It was so cool watching it come together.

Try it! I know you can do it!

Carmen

I love how she turned out Carmen!!! Soooo cute!
Oh, and off subject… Got my package this morning!!! Yay!!! Thank you for selling me your Rosebud kit and Tibby head! You’re a doll!

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I love how she turned out Carmen!!! Soooo cute!
Oh, and off subject… Got my package this morning!!! Yay!!! Thank you for selling me your Rosebud kit and Tibby head! You’re a doll!

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So glad it arrived safely!
Carmen

Carmen!!!Holy Cow!!! I am very impressed!! Wow!!! Awesome Awesome Job!!!

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That painted hair is great!! Way to go Carmen!! I heard a cute little girls name the other day, it is different but I like it now Heartlee or Heartley! Your going to make one lil girl super happy

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Ooh, I like that! I think that is it… her name is Heartley!

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I am glad you like it. There was a tv show with twins the girl was Heartley and the boy was Lydon and I liked both of them, they are such unique names! I am saving heartley for a special keeper baby!!