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Repaint tutorial - Part 2 by Amber-Honey Repaint tutorial - Part 2 by Amber-Honey
Please visit my materials list [link] before asking any questions! It's been updated after making this tutorial so there are some new techniques and tools!



Part 1:[link]


Took me a little extra time, but here it is! I really hope this is helpful ^^ And I have to say, while ubiquitous, the mantra "practice makes perfect" is very true. Don't give up!
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Saicee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic :) Im starting to get into collecting dolls and doing repaints recently :D
Question though, if I just wanted to onlyrepaint parts of the face (i.e not removing the original, just enhanching) could I do that? And seal that specific part with a varnish or certain sealer? Thanks!
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Amber-Honey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment!

You could try to put masking tape around the area you want to seal so that the sealant doesn't land anywhere else, if it's a thin coat the sealant probably won't stick out much. 
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throughcatseyes22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
Cool thanks do you know how to put different hair on her
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Amber-Honey Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These kits come with their own wigs, but you can buy wigs online (measure the circumfrence of your doll's head in inches and you'll find many in that size) or you can reroot them (there are many rerooting tutorials available online)
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Aizcube Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! Just tried my first faceup today (without any sealant tho as I will be getting mr Super Clear on Tuesday! :DD ) and I'm just wondering what distance you should keep from the doll while spraying? I know that you wrote that there should be about a 30 cm distance when there's glitter on the face, but when you're just spraying for a base and in between? :3 
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Amber-Honey Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! For regular spraying between layers, about elbow length should do. Afterward, for the shimmer, just a couple cm further (maybe 10) is fine~
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nezumimecelaw Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I have been looking for a good tutorial like this, so i can start a new hobby.
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Second doll repaint, tried it with just the fixative this time. [link]
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Amber-Honey Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a lot of improvement already! Again, thanks for sharing ^^ You're doing much better than me when I started (I promise!) so I'm sure with every try you'll definitely improve *u*
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is my first repaint attempt! the before and after shot [link]
I wanted her eyes to look slightly more natural, I should have went against the original shape of the mold. Also, I painted her with binder, added the pastel to it when wet ( which I probably shouldnt have done in hindsight) and used a fixative on her when I was done.

I really love how you paint eyes T.T So expressive, hard to achieve. I couldn't find Mr Sealant, and even with the binder on it was hard to get the pastels to stick, tried mixing the pastels with the binder but it looked shiney and it peeled off o.o after getting the base color on it was slightly easier to get the other colors to stick, provided I mixed water with the powdered watercolor pencils.

I'm going to have to try experimenting more, thank you again for uploading your tutorial, it gave me confidence to try this even though I ended up deviating in some ways.
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