It would be a tragic disservice to the reborning community if I only posted the things that go well. In spite of my best intentions and knowledge, sometimes things go horribly wrong. But the good news is that it can be fixed!
As you know, I've done a lot of research on sealing and skin texturing. After much trial and error, I found a reliable method that works. In spite of that, this Arianna kit turned into a matte varnish mess. I created my mixture. I tested it on a test part. The test part turned out perfectly. The doll turned into a frozen snow baby. Even more strange is that I put the same stuff on a Channel kit, as well as the Arianna arm and did not get the crusting and flaking. My only guess is that the vinyl the head is made out of reacts differently to the varnish than everything else.
I suppose with all the Christmas spirit, Holly just wanted to "let it snow!" You know what I'll be doing most of the day tomorrow: buffing this junk off. :/
How to Fix Chalky Matte Varnish on Your Reborn Doll
It wouldn't be fair to share the disaster without sharing the fix. Here's how to repair you matte varnish disaster.
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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.