If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I'm not a huge fan of varnishes. The doll vinyl is so smooth and soft when painted, I don't like adding anything to it that changes the texture.
Well, Amalina's dad is the first person I could not successfully talk out of getting skin texturing, so here we go!
I must admit, he's changing my perspective on the whole concept. Especially in the elbows and knees, it looks awesome! I might be going back and adding texture to some of the dolls in my collection!
She's got a tiny bit of sheen from repeated heating and cooling of the vinyl, but a nice finish overall.
The varnish is sticky, and as it starts to dry, it becomes chalky - so I gotta work fast!
After, aka, the Awesomeness :)
Beautiful, subtle and lifelike. I actually did a few more layers after this to really bring out the texture. :) I really like the matting effect of the varnish - it gives her that soft powdered look.
This may be the beginning of a whole new world of texturing for me!
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Reborn Doll Artist
Hi! My name is Kim. I am a reborn artist based in NC. I have been creating dolls since I was a child. I discovered the art of life-like baby dolls in 2011 and have been reborning ever since.