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Post by georgeanne » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:54 pm

Awesome Wendy, thanks so much. This is such a great tutorial.
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Post by Beth » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:08 pm

Wow thanks I learned something new today. That's awesome.
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Post by Andreas_Dream_Babies » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this information!!!!! I have searched long and hard for information on painting silicone babies, and have never found much at all. It has always sounded so daunting and expensive to do. This will be so helpful! I have a silicone doll who needs a repaint, so maybe I will start by experimenting on her. What would I use to strip her current paint off and redo her? Again, thank you SO much for this tutorial!

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Post by Tiffany20 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:24 pm

This tutorial is awesome! Thank you so much for posting it. I plan on painting my first silicone kit, Little Miracle myself. This really took the learning curve out of it for me :dance: . Thank you again Wendy :baby1: :baby: :mrgreen: .


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Post by Andreas_Dream_Babies » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:08 pm

w-m-dickisondolldesigns wrote:You guys are welcome!!! On baby spencer lol, so sorry, I have to wait until they bring him out but it will be in short order. Can't wait!

I definitely would start on a redo baby and all you have to do is sand off the baby's paint with 220 grit sand paper. There is no other way :( . But with some elbow grease and time that's all you have to do. I would keep your sand paper as flat as possible when sanding. Then start the prepping process just like a fresh silicone piece. Hope that helps ya!
Thank you, Wendy! Do you only have to sand the painted areas? And what about paint in creases and inside the mouth? Thanks for the help in advance!

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Post by cookielover » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:21 pm

Thank you so much for your information.... now to go find a silicone doll to practice on! Thanks again.... you are super!
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Post by Debbie » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:35 pm

Wow, I wish Steve would make this a sticky, so it would be easy to find again. I have a couple of silicones that I need to redo, so I'm going to be studying this at length for a bit! THANKS!!!!
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Post by FaithR » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:11 pm

Amazing tutorial! thank you! :foryou:

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Post by medici » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:45 am

Wow am I happy to see this post. Thank you so very much for the information, Wendy. You are completely right. Hard to get accurate information. Some will share but others keep it their professional secret. I am delighted that ordinary artist oilpaints can be used. It is a favorite medium and one can use brushes, spunges, fingers and the perfect thing is that you should have plenty of time because the drying time of oils is very slow. How marvelous is that !

I do have a couple of questions I would love to have the answer too;

1. How to get the wet look in tear ducts, mouth and fingernails? Is it just the question of avoiding the matting powder on those areas or can you go over it after with the sealant? or do you use a special product to get the shine?.

2. Can you use several thin layers of paint, dry between layers before using the silicone sealant?

3. If using oil paints. Does it not take very long time to dry (more than four hours? (I have experience with oilpainting and sometimes it can take several weeks to dry).

4. Can medical grade spirits be used instead of acetone to clean the piece to get it ready to paint?

5. If you do mistakes when painting (i.e. brows which will be the bane. I can see me stealing one of my cats whiske3rs to get those hairs thin enough :lol: ) can you then wipe it off with a q-tip or will that ruin the blushing or underlaying paint??

6. Is it neccessary to sand down new, from the pourer, kits? Is cleaning them enough?

7. Is it possible, with this method, to add blush to an silicone baby(dragonskin), without sanding off the existing paint? (just add blush, seal, and matte)

8. What would be powdered sugar in Europe? I s this the same as icing sugar?


I'm afraid you have opened a bees nest, Wendy (in more ways than one :lol:). I so much appriciate this post you cannot believe it. There are so many wonderful silicone kits and for those of us wanting to paint the babies ourselves your post is a Godsend.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :foryou: :foryou: :foryou:

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This will also cut the expense of supplies down a lot especially for those of us outside the UK or US.

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Post by Alexandkatiesmommy_Lisa » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:53 am

Hi Wendy! :hello:

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Post by medici » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:32 pm

Thank you so much, Wendy :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: It must have taken much time and effort to put together the tutorial and it is much appriciated.

I have been to Smooth-ons pages; and I have just the one more question (I think :lol: ):

Which Dragon skin do you prefer/use; Dragon skin 10, 20 or 30, slow-medium or fast? I understand that they have different drying-times and flexibility. Which one should we use for the babies?

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Post by Rhonda W » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:20 pm

Wendy thank you so much for the fantastic information, now to go try.
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Post by nanaslilblossoms » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:12 pm

What a wonderful thorough tutorial! Thank you Wendy!!! Fantastic!

Rhonda and I will try to work our way throught it and post pictures!
Thank you so much again. Just fantiastic!

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Post by cindy musgrove » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:20 pm

Hi everyone! Wendy said I could drop in and share too, I thought I would add my new silicone baby Kennedy's picture (a work in progress poor little thing still needs limbs poured) to show some of the detail that can be achieved in doing silicone's this way, I can just imagine the detail that some of you that already have experience with oils, could do! I'm still learning oils so it's not all that can be done (; The details that make them so lifelike can be added so much easier this way similar to reborning. Wendy and I have had to learn the hard way so remember don't get discouraged, maybe we can help each other remember how reborning started lol!

the first picture is kind of blurry and the light cast a blue hue, the second one is more accurate!


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Post by Shawndamom3 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:58 am

This is a really great tutorial! :foryou: Baby Kenedy's head is just precious :heart:
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Post by janeisdreamindollies » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:03 pm

Well, I have learnt a thing or two tonight!!! So I can use Castor sugar to mattify the paint?? I only "touch up" my dolls when the paint has rubbed off but this is so useful thank you so much! xxx
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Post by medici » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:06 pm

I am extremely grateful, Wendy :foryou: :foryou: :foryou: :foryou:

It is a while yet before my kit will be home, but now I have the chance to get the supplies in the house first. I hope that I can come back and ask if there are any more questions (you've had the patience of a saint :heart: ).

One of the aspects of the use of oilpaints before curing is the most exciting thing, to imagine what a top reborner could be able to do using this method (I hope that some of them has been visiting this thread). What seem to have been the difference between silicones and reborns in the past would be wiped out as the silicones now can be painted like the reborns with all the different shadings and thin thin layers of thinned out oilpaints.


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Post by medici » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:45 am

I should believe it is as durable to use Genesis, oils or silicone paints as they are all protected by the silicone layers. Since the silicone heads can be baked it should cure the Genesis paints as normal and then be covered by the protective silicone layers.

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Post by cookielover » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:55 pm

Thank you so much for all this wonderful information!
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Post by Rhonda W » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:14 pm

I have a bi-racial silicone kit that the color has a purplish tone to it,would it be possible to do a all over wash to acheive a better color or do you only recommend smaller sections at a time.

If so how would you do this evenly?
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