This is a first for me, and I hope it never happens again.
Last summer I worked on a keeper baby. I followed a really great tutorial that I’d followed before. Yes, it called for the use of BB warm blush, although not a lot of it. I used very, very little of it because I don’t really like the stuff. The doll looked wonderful when done. I wrapped him in cotton cloths and put him in my closet for when I could paint hair on him later. I took him out recently and his entire flesh tone has taken a very orangy-red cast.
Has this happened to anyone else who has used just small amounts of BB warm blush?
Are there any washes that might help reduce the orange? He’s my favorite sculpt and my keeper, and I don’t want him to stay stuck looking like this. Help!
Do you have any pics from when you completed him? There’s a chance that you just remember him differently. It’s been almost a year and your skills have improved. What looked good to you then may not look so good to you now. Just thinking…
I was thinking the same thing, Amy. Some of my earlier paint jobs are very odd looking to me now.
Hmm. I use the BB warm blush frequently is a very, very thin layer and I haven’t seen that happen with any of mine. Most have went to customers though. Interested to see if that color is the problem.
Amy, that is so true. It’s amazing how that works, as we get better and look back and realize how far we’ve come.
Here is a pick that I took when I was done with him last year. He does look a bit orange here, too. Hmmm. I can’t tell if he seems slightly more now or not. His vinyl was a bit orangey before I painted him. I hope I can save him and not have to strip him.
If I do strip him, will the Windsor & Newton be gentle on his vinyl? I don’t want to ruin him.
Can’t you purple/blue wash him to relieve the orange ?
That’s what I’m hoping but is he too orange for that to do much good? Not sure.