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Topic: BJD - Obitsu Face up Tips - Help Required!  (Read 1709 times)
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« on: December 27, 2008 07:24:58 AM »

Hi There,
This is my first post so I'm hoping I've put it in the right place?
I have ordered myself the componant parts to make the doll of my dreams lol but I am kinda unsure as to what products I can use on the doll - I was advised to use Genisis Heat Setting Paint but I have found out that these are oil based paints and as I have read somewhere the acrylic? the dolls are made of would be damaged by this type of paint??
My plan was just to use plain old acrylics I have no shortage of these but I am unsure if this would be ok?
Also what kind of sealer should I use? I live in the U.K and have found it impossible to find anywhere that sells Mr.Super something...If anyone has any suggestons I would be most grateful...
 Also My plan is to paint her to look ethereal as oppossed to realistically human...does this have a bearing on the types of paint I should use?
Many Thanks, Herbs  Grin
Here's the pic's of the ordered parts...In case that helps!
http://evelynsgroup.multiply.com/photos/album/89/Christmas_Present_from_Me_to_Me
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008 10:02:03 AM »

ermm... i don't know anything about BJDs but, i would recommend putting this on the den of angels site!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009 09:12:54 PM »

okay  so a bit late with a reply on this one...

  regular acrylics are okay,  but do use a sealer on the face first,  OR IT WILL STAIN!

  look for a dullcote made by testors,  it works good.  can use a clear nailpolish remover to remove it.  or rubbing alchol if you mess up and need to remove everything.

 also,  i would recommend more with using chalks to make the obitsu to look how you want them.  takes WAY more time, but worth it in the end!

  http://www.denofangels.com/forums/ would be the best place to ask about faceups and such for any kind of BJD.  Smiley 
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