I’m currently an air dry reborner and would like some tips on how to seal my dolls and what to do it with. I.e sponge ect.
I use a makeup wedge, Soft Touch Varnish with Cornstarch and Food Grade DE. Mix the powders with DW before you add STV. I mix a little of the color of the baby’'s skin tone in with it along with a little Distilled Water and pounce. I do not use a formula to mix I just go for it.
I use Waterborne Air Dry Paints and the Ultra Matte Sealer from their line. It seems to seal very well. I’ve never had any issues/complaints of the paint wearing off or the sealer cracking. I do several layers with 24hr+ dry time between each. A little girl (5yrs) has one of my first made Reborns and that baby has Seen. Some. Things. I actually saw her the other day and was pleased to see she was holding up well even after all her…adventures.
I use Food Grade DE with my varnish as well and I like the results, but be very careful with how much you add. If it’s not mixed well or you add to much, you can have a mess on your hands.
I mix DuraClear Ultra Matte, Soft Touch Varnish, water, and a teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix the cornstarch into the water completely before adding to the varnish, or you will have white spots under the varnish that you cant remove.
I use liquitex ultra Matt varnish I water it down and do 3 layers, I add cornstarch if the kit is really shiny