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Watercolour pencils and pastels
« on: October 08, 2018, 02:28:45 PM »
Hi all. I’ve seen quite a few customisers using watercolour pencils and pastels now and I’m just wondering how they don’t smudge/get everywhere on the bodies? Someone also used pastels on the yarn hair. Can anyone enlighten me to these new methods and your experience. I’m a bit baffled but love the results! Thanks  :)

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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 03:45:32 PM »
Mostly replying to stalk this thread,
But I've seen them growing in popularity in MH customs. It looks like they seal the face with something before doing each layer, so it's a lot of patience and buildup.
Beccabeecute on Instagram uses pastels, but I missed her livestream so I'm not sure if she in particular seals each layer before adding more.
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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 06:51:01 PM »
Yesss her feed and customs are amazing! I wish I’d seen her livestream :( I saw a doll customiser uses the same methods. Really hope someone can shed more light on this as the results are beautiful!

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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 07:05:47 AM »
They use Mr Super Clear to spray on the dolls faces and bodies, then they use watercolour pencils to draw the face on.

Other sprays are optional if you can't get MSC (that's toxic).

I haven't done this yet as I need to find an alternative to MSC.
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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 01:53:31 AM »
Testers Dullcote is an alternative to Mr. Super Clear, and more available. It has a bit of a matte finish. I'm not as familiar with the other alternatives, but you can do a search for "Mr. Super Clear Alternatives" and find folks talking about all kinds of varnishes.
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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 06:34:57 AM »
Testers Dullcote is an alternative to Mr. Super Clear, and more available. It has a bit of a matte finish. I'm not as familiar with the other alternatives, but you can do a search for "Mr. Super Clear Alternatives" and find folks talking about all kinds of varnishes.

Testers Dullcote:

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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »
Testers Dullcote is an alternative to Mr. Super Clear, and more available. It has a bit of a matte finish. I'm not as familiar with the other alternatives, but you can do a search for "Mr. Super Clear Alternatives" and find folks talking about all kinds of varnishes.

Testers Dullcote:

Not suitable for vinyls: G1 ponies, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High

Oh wow, really? Mine are fine so far. But I don't know how they would look in ten years time.
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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 07:52:27 PM »
Testers Dullcote is an alternative to Mr. Super Clear, and more available. It has a bit of a matte finish. I'm not as familiar with the other alternatives, but you can do a search for "Mr. Super Clear Alternatives" and find folks talking about all kinds of varnishes.

Testers Dullcote:

Not suitable for vinyls: G1 ponies, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High

Oh wow, really? Mine are fine so far. But I don't know how they would look in ten years time.

I've been using testors dullcoat on ponies for YEARS with no adverse affect, and I'm using it now on dolls.
I know other prominent customizers that also use it
hmm...
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Re: Watercolour pencils and pastels
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 03:02:50 AM »

Testers Dullcote:

Not suitable for vinyls: G1 ponies, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High

Oh? Could you tell us more about this? This product is highly used in the community and similar to Mr. Super Clear. I have never heard this. All my customs have been lasting for years, so I would like learn more about your concern if you have more information.
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