Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

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Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Stillmomentsnursery » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:45 pm

Many have asked what colours I use to get an ethnic baby from a pink or peach vinyl doll kit....well I have the video tutorial on my list but wanted to share what I use with you all now.

Firstly...
Have you watched my tutorial on ethnic skin tones...? It will give you an idea of the mixing of the paints :)
http://www.stillmomentsnursery.com/store/page.html?chapter=0&id=13

I use the following on my pink and peach vinyl kits to get an ethnic baby.
I start with:

1 coat of yellow / white
Flesh 07 - 2/3 thin coats
Blush as normal
Flesh 05 - 2/3 thin coats
Blush as normal
Flesh 04 + same amount of burnt umber + a dab of ultramarine blue - as many coats until you get your depth right.
you can go back and add one or two coats of the 07 / 05, add in your blush as you go between the coats as you would your Caucasians.

To get a really dark baby :
Flesh 02 + same amount of burnt umber + a dab of ultramarine blue + tiny bit of mars black - again as many coats as needed to achieve the correct colour.

Make sure your paint coats are very thin...otherwise you will have a chalky affect.
I also find applying a couple of coats of blue internal wash helps bring a darker skin tone. (to avoid bleeding as the call it...sit your limbs upright to drain)

Well I hope this has helped and I would love to see your bubs when completed.
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby lynn » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:16 pm

hi im new on here :) and about to try to do my 1st ethnick baby . is there any advice anyone could give me before i start ? like what colour to use and in which order ? im using g h s p . thanks lynn. :roll:
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Cathy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:29 pm

Hi lynn, i havent done a ethnic baby yet but it it is one i do want to have a go at doing,
did you try the tutorial Nikki left (above post?)
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby lynn » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:36 pm

Cathy wrote:Hi lynn, i havent done a ethnic baby yet but it it is one i do want to have a go at doing,
did you try the tutorial Nikki left (above post?)
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hi cath . iv looked at the tutorial found it ok but i like everythibg written down infront of me for refrance :? so im now thinking about copying it on paper so i know what im doing in what order . god help me :wink: lynn.
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Shanti » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:55 pm

Hello everyone
Nikki, what do you do with the palms and soles of the feet? My only idea is to first paint the whole kit the colour I want the palms and soles to be, then start darkening the other parts. I have done about 5 coats of the colour I want my palms to be and the kit is still brown :( It was lighter than yours to begin with. Do you just leave the palms the colour of the kit? Mine was light brown and still is. :D It's already too chalky so I can't make the paint thicker. After how many layers do you normally start to see a drastic change in the colour? Do you have any tips for the palm and soles?
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P.S. What is best for ethnic reborns? Wedges or sea sponge? Do ethnic reborns have mottling?
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby siamese » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:26 pm

I've decided my next baby is going to be ethnic :-) i havent done one before so any tips would be grately received,

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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Stillmomentsnursery » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:57 am

Shanti wrote:Hello everyone
Nikki, what do you do with the palms and soles of the feet? My only idea is to first paint the whole kit the colour I want the palms and soles to be, then start darkening the other parts. I have done about 5 coats of the colour I want my palms to be and the kit is still brown :( It was lighter than yours to begin with. Do you just leave the palms the colour of the kit? Mine was light brown and still is. :D It's already too chalky so I can't make the paint thicker. After how many layers do you normally start to see a drastic change in the colour? Do you have any tips for the palm and soles?
Thank you
Shanti
P.S. What is best for ethnic reborns? Wedges or sea sponge? Do ethnic reborns have mottling?


***** I don't apply paint the palms or feet but then at the final stages I paint then with a coat of skin tone or white.
I love the wedges when painting my ethnic dolls just because it give an even effect.
I give my ethnic dolls slight mottling.

Hope this helps xoxo
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Shanti » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:18 am

Thank you Nikki :)
I asked because I have already put several layers on the palms and soles, with no obviouse difference. When I made the paint thicker it was chalky :( So I washed it off.
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Stillmomentsnursery » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:21 am

I find it takes a while to become visible but its well worth the time and effort if you do it in thin layers.
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Re: Ethnic reborn from a pink vinyl kit

Postby Shanti » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:39 am

Thank you :)
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