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« on: April 24, 2016 04:05:00 PM »

Please try to overlook how crazy this sounds, because I need some serious crafting advice. Cheesy

I've got a typical plastic baby doll, and I want to turn it into a roast chicken. I don't mean the end result will look like a chook shop delivery, but I'd like the doll to have the same colours and textures as a roast chicken. For the brown/yellow colour I'm thinking of using coffee/tea to stain the plastic and maybe some washed down acrylics. Dotting the acrylic with a skewer should give it the spotty look chicken skin has, I think. Plus I'll sprinkle some spices on there for good measure. If none of this works I can just rip the skin off an actual roast chicken and layer it on the baby.

Anyway, does anyone have some other ideas which might work better?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016 01:57:57 AM »

I am not sure if the coffee or tea will stain the plastic enough.  I presume that this doesn't have to be durable if you contemplating using an actual roast chicken skin?  Maybe go with the acrylics, and maybe dabbing with some pigment inks or alcohol inks may give you more depth of colour?
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016 08:17:13 AM »

I'd go with acrylic paint.  If you have an airbrush, you could probably get a really convincing effect with that.

I suppose real chicken skin would work in the short term, but, even with some kind of sealant/protection, I'd be concerned about it rotting over time (and it may attract insects or other undesirable critters to munch on your work as well).
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016 04:10:39 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll definitely search for some ink.

This is just a temporary piece; I'll take some photos and it'll go in the bin.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016 06:24:23 PM »

LOL - then go for the real chicken skin - at least then you can have dinner on top of it all!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016 05:06:03 AM »

Plastics engineer checking in here, go with the real skin, The plastic of those dolls is pretty resistant to things sticking to it, so you will find that tea/coffee won't create a stain, but will just bead on the skin. Acrylics will cover it, but not terribly well, you would have to do a thicker coat as brush strokes will be really evident. Oil paints might stick better. But it is a lot of faff...real skin would be good

PS lovely read chook in a thread here. I lived in Oz for three years over 10 years ago and still miss it.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016 02:07:43 PM »

where is the photo of the perhapsfinished project?? With a super title like you had, how could I not check it out?? I certainly wish I could see the results!
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017 11:19:22 AM »

I want to see it too XD
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