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LoveNTheOcean
« on: December 08, 2015 06:31:34 PM »

This is driving me crazy! I need to make these yarn voodoo dolls for class, but I can not get the fabric paint to be like my inspiration photo! Grr!!! Anyone use fabric paint on yarn dolls? I feel the fabric paint looks crappy and not "narrow" like the inspirational photo. On the inspiration photo, could that be something other than fabric paint??

Advice?!? HELP!

Inspiration:

My horrible doll:

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015 07:37:46 AM »

I think you are a bit hard on yourself...I think side- by- side, your doll looks exactly like the inspiration doll...and who is going to do a side-by-side anyway?

I think it is just plain dimensional fabric paint...and that your doll looks good! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015 12:15:18 PM »

I have had good luck with the dimensional paint on a zip lock bag. Let dry, peel off, and glue to the item. It is flexible enough to cling where you glue it. And you get the chance to test different size pieces, without actually placing it on there to mess up your original. Until you are ready too, that is  Grin

I like your voodoo doll. I think you did great, too. I think what you are comparing is the eyeball part with the stronger build up at the tips. That you can accomplish by letting the first layer of paint "set" a bit. And adding another drop of paint on the tips. Timing is crucial. You can't let the first layer dry too much. Just enough that the top layer will still blend. Hope this helps.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015 06:36:17 PM »

It may be that the digital doll is bigger and so the paint lines look thinner. Scale makes a difference. I actually like your doll better, I'm not sure why, maybe it's the proportions are more pleasing.  When I use a photo as an inspiration to make a (copy) of something, I always end up trying to improve. I think you did a fantastic job. I love your voodoo doll.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015 08:58:43 PM »

I have had good luck with the dimensional paint on a zip lock bag. Let dry, peel off, and glue to the item. It is flexible enough to cling where you glue it. And you get the chance to test different size pieces, without actually placing it on there to mess up your original. Until you are ready too, that is  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015 09:21:36 PM »

Wow! How many of these little boogers do you need to make? Glad I could help. I have used the overlay "stencil" technique for lots of things. Greeting cards, journal pages, ATC, and other non washable doll items. The good thing about painting it onto a zippy bag is that you can place your pattern or design underneath. And if you goof...just wipe off with a paper towel, and paint again. Or just move on and don't use the goof one. If your items are close together and you don't wish to upset the good ones.

Good Luck on your project. I hope you get good grades in class.

~T
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