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Mini Tutorial-for Strawberry or Peaches and Cream Complexion Authentic Reborn Paint Set
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How to Use The Authentic Reborn Brand Premixed Paint Set

This tutorial will guide you on how to use the Authentic Reborn Petite

Except for the internal wash mix, you won't need any thinner because Authentic Reborn Premixed Paints are designed to be used without thinner. This is a step-by-step guide for using the premixed paints. Bake Authentic Reborn Premixed Paints at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius) for 8 minutes.

How to Mix The Internal Purple Wash

You will need Internal Purple Wash Premixed Periwinkle Blue

Paint Mix Bottle

Odorless Thinner

Fill the paint mix bottle with the odorless thinner to within a half inch from the top.

Cut the round tip off a craft stick so that the end of the stick is flat rather than rounded.

Use the flat end of the stick to scrape all the Periwinkle Blue out of the jar.

Using the craft stick, put all of the paint into the paint mix bottle.

Shake well until all of the paint is mixed with the thinner.

Now you have the perfect mix and are ready to apply the internal wash.

Veins

Don't use any paint thinner at all.

You will need: Premixed Vein Paint

Authentic Reborn #6 Veining Brush

Cosmetic foam Wedge

The vein paint comes premixed and you don't need to thin it with odorless thinner.

Apply a small amount of vein paint to your paint palette and spread it out into a thin layer.

Roll your veining brush in the paint until there is a thin but even coat of paint on it.

Paint on a vein.

Use the Veining Technique Guidance Charts for reference.

Use the sponge to blot off excess vein paint.

Turn the sponge over to a clean side then rub the vein with the sponge to lighten it further and soften the edges of the vein.

Skin Texture Foundation Layer

Don't use any paint thinner at all.

You will need:

Authentic Reborn Skin Texture foundation paint

Mushroom Sponge set

Craft Stick

Use the craft stick to scoop out of the jar an amount of Skin Texture Foundation paint about the size of one quarter of a penny.

Spread the paint from the center of the end of the sponge until it all soaks into the sponge leaving no blobs or streak of paint on the surface of the sponge.

Firmly press the sponge onto a paper towel once to unload any excess paint.

Press the sponge firmly onto the vinyl and pull it off. You should have a dime size paint dot on the vinyl. Begin to pounce on the paint dot starting in the center then moving outward in a spiral motion until the paint dot has completely disappeared and an even coat of skin texture dots has been created. Repeat this process to cover the vinyl parts with and even coat of skin texture paint dots. This will result in an even skin texture over your entire baby. Pounce out the paint so that you can barely see the skin texture dots. If the dots are too bright or chalky then you have too much paint on the sponge. Unload all of the paint from the sponge and pounce over the chalky areas to remove the excess paint leaving a faint skin texture pattern behind.

Now bake at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degree Celsius) for 8 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to make sure the baking is done properly, as many ovens are not very precise and you could risk under or over baking your baby!

First Blush Layer

Don't use any paint thinner at all.

You will need: Strawberry or Peaches & Cream Complexion Blush

Cosmetic Foam Wedge

Craft Stick

Take the craft stick and apply the Blush to the center of the sponge rubbing the paint directly into the sponge until there are no blobs or paint streaks left on the surface of the sponge at all.

Scoop out of the jar an amount of blush paint about the size of one quarter of a penny onto your craft stick.

Now you are ready to pounce the blush onto the vinyl.

It's better to start with too little blush and add more later than to risk making the baby too red from the start.

One thin splotchy layer of blush is usually sufficient.

If after looking at the baby in natural sunlight you still feel it needs more blush, bake the current blush layer and then reload the sponge in the same manner and add more blush.

You can always add more blush after you have painted the lips, creases and wrinkles - but it is nearly impossible to remove it!

Now bake at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees) Celsius for 8 minutes. An oven thermometer makes for an inexpensive insurance policy against ruining your baby!

Blushing Detail

Don't use any paint thinner at all.

You will need: Strawberry or Peaches & Cream Blush

Cosmetic Foam Wedge

Craft Stick

Authentic Reborn #3 Detail Mop

Use a dry sponge for this step. You won't need any thinner at all.

Scoop blush paint out of the jar and onto your craft stick.

Apply the Blush evenly to the end of the sponge by rubbing the paint directly into the sponge until there are no blobs or paint streaks left on the surface of the sponge.

Tap the end of your #3 Detail Mop onto the painted surface of the sponge to pick up and transfer the paint from the sponge to the tip of the brush.

Using your #3 Detail Mop pounce the blush paint onto the vinyl to create the blotchy looking pattern desired.

Now bake at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius) for 8 minutes. Oven thermometers have saved many people from inadvertently melting their work!

Lips

Don't use any paint thinner at all.

You will need: Authentic Reborn #4 Lip & Nail Brush

Strawberry or Peaches & Cream Blush

Cosmetic Foam Wedge

Use the #4 Lip & Nail Brush to scoop a very tiny amount of Lip paint from the jar.

Apply the paint to the inside of the lips first then spread the paint outward towards the edge of the lips.

The goal is to apply a single transparent layer of paint - you want a thin coat of paint for the natural look. Bake the part for 8 minutes at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius), or you can set the paint in seconds with a heat gun.

Apply one more very thin layer of Lip paint the same way as the first.

If you use a tiny enough amount then you should be able to spread it around so the lips have no streaks or smudges at all. If you have too much paint on the lips, then blot some of the excess paint off with a clean sponge.

The lip color should be very light and transparent. You should be able to see through the color to the vinyl beneath.

Real babies' lips are very light in color - go too dark and they look like they're wearing lipstick!

Now bake at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius) for 8 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to be safe!

Creases and Wrinkles

Don't use any paint thinner at all.

You will need: Authentic Reborn #7 Crease & Wrinkle brush

Authentic Reborn Crease & Wrinkle paint

Cosmetic Foam Wedge

Authentic Reborn #4 Feathering mop brush

Using the #7 Crease & Wrinkle brush, dip a very tiny amount of Crease & Wrinkle paint right from the jar.

Apply Crease & Wrinkle premixed paint to each wrinkle, crease, and crevice.

Reload brush only as necessary.

Once you have painted all of the creases & wrinkles, go back and lightly blot each one with a Cosmetic Foam Wedge to pick up excess paint. Blot lightly until you think the color is appropriate. Don't press too hard or you will lift the paint right out of the wrinkle or crease.

Now go back and feather the creases using your #4 Feathering Mop brush.

Feather in a direction that is perpendicular to the direction of the crease.

Feather very lightly so that you don't remove all of the paint from the crease. Your goal is to soften the edges of the paint line in the crease.

Now bake at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius) for 8 minutes.

Don't forget to bake the paint in between each step above. If you are not sure if your paint is dark enough bake it first after one layer (it will not lighten) and then take it outside to look at the doll in natural sunlight. If you still feel the paint is not dark enough apply another extremely thin coat of paint and bake again. Remember, you can always add more paint later, you can't remove paint though!

Don't over-bake the paints - use an oven thermometer. Bake at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius) for eight minutes in an oven. If you are using a heat gun bake for 5 to 10 seconds.

Remove any shine

Sometimes when paint is layered a bit of a shine can arise. This is easily removed by pouncing on a very, very thin layer of AuthenticReborn Superior Shine Remover. Only apply shine remover after you have completely finished the painting. Bake the Superior Shine Remover at 265 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celsius) for 8 minutes.

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Lighting

Often times the lighting in your work area is not color accurate and causes over-painting which makes the doll too dark and not nearly as lifelike. We have a Daylight Lamp that is perfect for creating the most lifelike baby colors possible. The lamp perfectly simulates natural sunlight, when you paint your baby under this natural sunlight-type lamp the colors are far more lifelike. The lamp also includes a large magnifying lens for painting fine details and revealing small painting flaws. Painting mistakes can easily be fixed as long as you find them before baking. This magnifying glass helps you do just that.

Bake Between Each Step

If you plan to sell your baby dolls, the Daylight Lamp is extremely important in helping you achieve the most realistic babies possible. The 19" Rosie, shown above, was painted using the Daylight Lamp and as you can see she has incredibly accurate coloration.

Rosie was newborned by Pat Secrist using the Authentic Reborn Strawberry Complexion paint set, following the instructions above.

Pat also used the Authentic Reborn Premixed Veining paint for the veins on the forehead; the Moist Glaze Medium shown on the eyelids; and Baby Tears on the mouth, nostrils, and eye creases.

Now all Rosie needs is some eyelashes, eyebrows and hair!

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