Veining is the process of painting subtle blue veins on the doll to add a super-realistic appearance to the skin. Combined with mottling, veins make the baby look like she has blood flowing under her skin.
It has taken me years of practice to perfect the veining step because blue paint is highly pigmented and staining.
These Pro Tips will help you get the perfect subtle veining look your baby deserves:
Model Pictured: Fahtima based on Rosalie by Linde Scherer. See the whole doll on Fahtima's Page.
Check out my new veining video on YouTube!
Q: What color should I use?
Q: Where should I put veins?
Q: Yikes! My veins are too dark! I already cured them. What can I do??
What's been your veining experience?
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Hi! I am Kim. I've been creating dolls all my life. I started stuffing cotton balls into my mom's pantyhose when I was a little girl. Now I hand-craft dolls that look and feel like real babies.