I would like to tell you a bit about the materials I use :).
– I use different acrylic paints, Tamiya on the faceup and for gloss, and I have different Pebeo paints that I use a bit for eyelids or eyechips. I also have a bottle of Golden metallic violet paint that is awesome, I think I will get some more shades of those paints. I have ordered some Rembrandt paints as well, pearl shiny ones as I was missing some colours I really needed (I can never have too many art supplies).
– Golden retarder. Useful stuff as it keeps the paint from drying up too quickly. That bottle will last me forever as I only need a tiny amount each time :P.
– Mungyo pastel chalks. Although I have been able to make great faceups with these, I think some of the colours are not very cooperative. Especially the darker colours can be a bit troublesome as they just don’t have enough pigment. So I have ordered the biggest set of PanPastels (those are awesome quality) to make life easier for me ;). I can’t wait to get them :D.
-Toothpics, used for mixing paint and for eyechip painting.
– Lots of different brushes. Thin small ones for details, bigger ones for blushing. I use the biggest for cheeks. I had a big makeup brush, but ended up stealing it for my own “faceup” :P.
– Regular copy paper to test draw and paint on. I also use it to rub the chalks on and then use a brush to pick up the “dust”. I also tap off the excess on to the paper.
– Paper towels to wipe off paint or dry brushes on.
– Something to mix the paints in. I have a plastic mix plate with a bunch of holes along the side and a bigger hole in the middle for water. Sorry, bad explanation, I just forgot to put it in the pic.
– Vinyl gloves. I use them when I pick up the chalks. I don’t want chalk sticking to my fingers when I do faceups. You really don’t want fingerprints on the dolly. I always hold on the sides and try not to touch the face, but still, it’s easier than scrubbing my already overwashed and dryed out hands more ;).
– Magic eraser sponge, or the one I use from Scotch brite, same thing. I use it to wipe off excess blushing or if blushing has ended up where it shouldn’t. I also use it on the area I have painted freckles to make them lighter in places.
– Cute notebook I use to make notes of paint combos I think have worked well, and where I put my ideas for my designs. Ideas comes to me at the oddest times so making notes is very useful. Especially when I wake up at night from one of my inspiration dreams.
– Nice music. I love listening to music while I work. While making the last girl I listened to Vivaldi :).
Derwent Inktense pencils. Those are a type of watercolour pencils and I use them dry on faceups to draw tiny lines on mouths or to draw on eyelids. They do work great for watercolour art as well, very bright and strong colours when they are wet. I made this pic for my bf for valentines ;).
Then we have the sealants:
I use the mask even when spraying outdoors. Never risk your health by inhaling these toxic gases. For tips on masks and respiratory protection check this: http://forums.dollymarket.net/showthread.php?tid=7255881
I use a glove if I spray anything while holding it.
I use Purity Seal for tan dolls as it doesn’t turn the skin tone lighter like MSC.
And I use MSC UV cut for everything not tan, UV protection is very useful and I have good results when using it ^-^.
I think that’s it for now, if you have any questions just ask. I will soon update about my next custom who will be Ice Rune. She will also be for adoption. I also ordered a Les Jeunette, Cadence Majorette and a Country Summer. The two first I plan to keep for myself though ;).
Thank you for reading, and have a lovely weekend <3.