I hope someone can help...

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I hope someone can help...

Post by marilyn » Mon May 29, 2017 7:56 am

I bought a doll, love the sculpt and the fact that she is so cuddly BUT, she came with PINK lips, which I removed. Now when I try to repaint, every color I try turn Orange. Also, whoever did this doll used BLUE MARKERS for the veins. It looks awful....can anyone tell me how to get rid of the orange lip colors and how to remove the blue marker for the veins? Desperate.

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Post by Annette » Mon May 29, 2017 8:44 am

Can you try putting a very, very watery blue wash on the lips before you repaint them to neutralize the orange? On a colour wheel, the orange and blue are on opposite sides. Or, put light flesh on before painting the lip colour?
I have never tried it, so it's just a suggestion. Not sure what you can do about the veins though. :(
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Post by marilyn » Mon May 29, 2017 8:56 am

Thank you....I will try that.

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Post by Brooke » Tue May 30, 2017 7:50 pm

Oh wow, you've got a challenge. The blue wash over the orange should work. Just go really light on the blue because it stains easily. You may need to do a couple of thin washes and maybe even a flesh one before you put on the final lip color.

As for the marker, I know a fairly thick coat of pimple cream works. Just put it over the lines and then put the doll in the sun for a day or so. If the marks are still there repeat. I've used this to take off small black Sharpie marks. Putting it in the sun for a day or more is really important.
Oxy 10 is a good one.

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