Quickie tutorial on making translucent removeable scars for a doll. As ever love to Inimicality for the original idea.
You’ll need -
White acrylic paint
a fine point paint brush
plate or other non-absorbent palette to work on
a movie or something else to do because this is really a slow process.
Use your toothpick to scrape some pastel onto your palette, start small you can always add more color. Add some glue, I usually end up with a couple of tablespoons worth. Mix the glue and the pastel really well, you want a nice even color Remember that it’s going to dry clear and add more color here if you want.
Take your toothpick and dip it in the glue. Use the tooth pick to draw in your scar. It make take several dips to fully trace the scar. The first time I did (the above doll) De’s scars I drew the placement in pencil before I started to work. This last time I worked from a photo of the old scars.
Once you have all your scars filled in let your head sit for a few minutes so the glue can begin to dry. Beware of dripping, turn the head over every so often to keep the scars from sagging.
Once the glue has a “skin” over it grab your trusty toothpick again. Poke up and down your scars to give them a more realistic look. How much you want to poke them is up to you. De’s scars are very rough because his came from claws rather than a blade.
After this repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you are about 3/4th of the way satisfied with your scars.
Take a small amount of white acrylic on your paint brush and lightly brush down each scar. The point is just to add a highlight to the scar.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until satisfied.
Seal and blush as desired.
I made some tutorials for my local BJD group, but I thought I would share them elsewhere.
This is my first tutorial, so please forgive me if anything is odd. （ﾉ´д｀）
Please do not repost or remove my watermark, I will be posting this in other places. I have no problem hunting people down. (◕‿◕✿)
Thank you for taking the time to look at this. I will be happy to answer any questions~
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A World Globe Made Out of Thousands of Individually Painted Matchsticks
part of me appreciates the art and part of me wants to set it on fire
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Michele Carragher’s work is beautiful and definitely worth checking out.
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Reblogging for sources and more information (I have that book, but I’ve been too busy to put it into practice!)
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Figured maybe someone would want to try it out on a doll. ♥
Reblogging for reference. I wanted to do my Doll Leaves girl’s hair like this.
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