I am really new at this and would refer to myself as a touch up and reroot person, rather than a painter of doll faces. I would like to be able to do more.
I have used acrylic spray to set the paint, I spray it into a container and use a brush. Otherwise everything gets too shiny. This works okay for lips.
I have also heard if you hold the dolls head over steamy water that will set the paint? Any experts out there that know what to do that is correct?
I feel like I am in the dark on this one.
This is a really good question. I have often thought about doing some face ups myself or at least touch ups on unloved vintage dolls. Sure I would be rubbish though LOL!
I'm sure some of the experts out there will be able to help!
Hey, if you use pastells and paints that rubb easily you have to seal it. There is a sprayant sealant, face up artists use, it´s called Mr. SuperClear UV. But be carefull, it´s very toxic! You have to spray it just outside the house and wear a mask. And you cannt touch it, as long as it´s not completely dry, because it can harm you. That are the reasons, why I don´t use it. But it´s the best for dolls, it´s totally matt and it protects the paint witout staying sticky. I hope this helped!