Oh no!! I think E6000 just ruined a baby I'm painting

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Oh no!! I think E6000 just ruined a baby I'm painting

Post by LynnW » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:28 am

I am so distraught right now.. I was trying to make a magnetic pacifier and put it to the doll's lips but it turned out the glue was not fully dried and ended up gettting E6000 onto the lips and it appeared to strip the paint off (or leave a white layer?). The color doesn't look like the color of the vinyl underneath so I wonder if it can be removed somehow? Or do I need to try to paint over it? I worked soooo hard on this baby... painted a full head of hair plus rooted a full head over the painted hair. What is the best thing for me to do right now? I worked too hard on this baby to throw her away :( please help!
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Re: Oh no!! I think E6000 just ruined a baby I'm painting

Post by CoastalCutiesNursery » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:43 pm

oh my word, how awful!
I've done something similar a long time ago but it was super hard to build the layers of paint back up to perfectly match.
In the end, I had to strip and re-do.
Hopefully someone will be able to give you some better advice.
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Re: Oh no!! I think E6000 just ruined a baby I'm painting

Post by LynnW » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:01 am

If this was a more expensive LE kit I would consider stripping, but given that this was a BB kit I got on sale, definitely not worth the effort... I decided to try to paint the stripped spots to see if I can at least get the color closer... it will still be a boo boo baby obviously no matter what, but I'm going to try this and see.. .it completely devastated me last night and I had a good cry. But I had better perspective today and I'm still proud of this baby as a learning experience... (first AA baby and my first time rooting an entire head of hair).
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Re: Oh no!! I think E6000 just ruined a baby I'm painting

Post by MichellesReborns » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:24 pm

Try to match the paint, but it won't be perfect so you can just call it a "birth mark." I would aim to make it slightly redder and darker. I know a baby in real life who has a birthmark in the same area, here's a video of her:

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