Making Silicone Babies – Painting a Silicone Baby (Part 2)

hello I'm back again and doing the next bit of them of the year of EFI's painting my voice is probably something even worse than it was earlier and yes the last time I did it it was a few days ago I gave my voice a few days to occur but it's not really doing much so what I'm doing I'm I'm pushing on so I'm putting a and B and I'm going about something now so I'll just mix a and B right I'm going to add about 50 percent thinner so 50 percent a and B and 50 percent thinner it's difficult to gauge but sort of half and half is about is about what I want for them for this so basically it's going to be like before the consistency of sort of double cream it's quite creamy but then enough to be able to paint with now the color I'm going to mix up next is what I call pale grape it's a cat well it's kind of it's a kind of ready ready purple really and I'm going to make it with some crimson oxide which is a new color made by some the silicon art materials which is absolutely brilliant color so I'm going to mix that in and I'm just going to add a tiny tiny touch of violet just one drop of it and see what that looks like yeah it just takes the takes the redness off is slightly because I don't want it to pink you this so it gives this a kind of a pate what I call pale grape color I don't want it to blue because we've already added blue so it just gives us a kind of I don't know what you call that color but I call it pale grape anyway so I'm going to use the same technique we use before with the applicator and we're just gonna do more or less the same thing again this is just literally covering the outside you know that the flesh part you will have to excuse me keep switching the video off because I clip having a coughing fit funnily enough them talking doesn't help it so anyway we'll see how we go if I just talk gently I can't sort you quietly because people complained and they can't hear me so basically I'm just dabbing away making sure that there's not too much color in any one place but it's a very very pale color anyway to start with so it's I'm fairly confident it not like with the blue with the blue you really don't want to build up of blue in any one place at all and you don't want it really to show but once you start putting the other layers on top of the blue it starts showing through in a really quite lovely way but anyone who's done reborn it's a little bit like the mottling layers of reborn Ning where it looks really odd on the first layer or two and then after you've done a few it starts to look really gorgeous and deep so I'm just bottling away not modeling I really need to stop using that word modeling because it's not modeling I'm not doing modeling I'm not doing a newborn just born mottling red red baby look I'm just doing a sort of maybe two weeks old baby that's got living skin living flash but I have to be careful at the at the edges here there doesn't rip or leave a an actual line so I'm going to just take some off at the edges just to make sure that there's nothing when it comes to do the back I can close up the gap but it's not going to look like there's a line there so I don't bother at this stage about trying to train trying to suggest the colors in any one particular place anymore like with the blues I didn't I didn't do any painting with it this is just literally laying down some color sorry about that sorry about the coughing I'm really struggling at the moment but I have to push on with this video I can't leave it any longer come a little bit okay don't most of the body now I'm just gonna do the face again like before I'm not going to be particularly going for any area more than another but there are areas that I'll do a bit more sensitively because we are still doing the background color I've been here heavy breathing so good chances the dog not me but with my cold huh not so sure really could be me that's definitely the dog just lightly – very lighter and coat and it's just starting to give the flesh a really sort of a live look as opposed to being a flat flesh color again not not try not to put into the into the crease that's too much but I don't mind if it does stuff a little bit in the creases now because this is not a bad color as a base for the creases because we don't want it look not too much like these just lines drawn when we come to do the creases so I left handed so I know my hands over the some of the camera at some point it's not that easy sort of trying to get it on camera and talk and do what you're doing all at the same time right I'm just going to do the top of the head now and then I will be leaving her secure a little bit before we go on to the next the next bit it's a beautiful day here today I've got the patio door open so you'll hear bits from mr. the wildlife outside as well you just heard a a bird and well kids are still in school I think so you won't hear neighbors kids running around all right I'm not going to do any more I think I'm going to leave that to cure and come back to it with the next layer okey you right I am I'm ready for the next layer but I've just realized that I haven't opened her mouth yet which I would normally do before I even start painting so I'm going to do that now and before we do any more so she obviously she's not going to open mouth I'm going to use a scalpel and basically do that now so anyway you'll see what I'm doing as I'm going along so basically what I'm going to do is just I don't know what that noise was I presume it's just that the the AH so for when the videos my cameras make making noise and using all they're doing okay I'm going to just run a scalpel lightly in the door in the direction of the mouth where the mouth goes where the you for mouth will be so it doesn't matter too much about going up or down at the moment I'm just going to make the hole bigger and was do it quite lightly it's a very sharp knife so I only have to kind of draw it along very lightly I'm not pulling too much on this only enough only enough to open open it up to see what I'm doing so I'll pull it too much it's going to change the direction that I'm actually cutting so I'm just going to cut in and as you can see I've just gone kind of upwards now so that's worthy I'm not going to attempt to do any gums or tongue or anything like that at the moment I'm just opening it purely so that people can use a dummy a lot of people really really really want to use a dummy with with I said looking baby so I'm just opening it so that they can pop the dummy in no other reason it's not going to be sculpted it's not going to be painted particular beautifully and it's just for them to use as a dummy so I'm just cutting in I think the camera can see I can't apologies for my my year hoarse voice or I suggest cutting cutting down now so I'm guessing a kind of I'm just cutting down above the bottom lip it's being really careful this is a really soft silicone as I keep saying and if it's a hard to silicone it will be easier it's more like an you know easier to cut this is like cutting a piece of wet marshmallow not easy at all so what I've got is one cut going down almost you know just horizontal to the to the lips and one cut is growing slightly up underneath the top lip so I've got a kind of thing going on in the middle here which I'm pulling out and can you see what I'm doing and it's really awkward with it with the camera so I'm just as if it was a tongue but it's obviously not a tongue I'm just cutting around the middle bit and pulling so this is what I've got inside here I've got I'm going up over the top of it I'm not underneath it doesn't look doesn't look pretty at all does it it doesn't need to well not for what I'm doing if you're wanting to sculpt a mouth you need to really do it either when you're sculpting the baby in which case the lips would have to be slightly open for you to be able to mold it or it's got to mouth afterwards and that would have to be inserted either at the pouring stage and I don't know how to do that and then it can be done but it all seems really complicated to me or you'd open up the mouth like this take the big chunk out and then you'd sculpt the gums and tongue and in afterwards so what I'm doing now I've gone in deep enough I'm just cutting it across so I've just basically taken a lump of silicon out of the mouth and what we've got is how that's all we've got it unleased up the edges now with with the scissors but that's all I'm really really wanting at the moment it will fitted on me I'll show you so if person wants to use a dummy they can pop the dummy in the mouth and use it it's not for people to sit and have a look round in the method in the mouth and have a good look at what's going on I say I will or will nice meet up but what I'm going to do which is quite important is where the edges of the lips go here they go in a in a cut I'm going to make them rounded off with silicon I'm going to probably put some probably some pits or poxy in the edges here so that they don't rip any further silicon's are pretty more resilient than a lot of people think but particularly the harder silicones can rip quite easily if you if you pull them so I'm gonna I think I'm going to have a go at making some custom-made dummies actually for my my silicones so that they're not being forced in you know people forcing forcing things in and forcing bottles in and we'll see so that's how that's how I open the mouth and then when I'm painting the mouth once I've tied to stuffing and that what I do is get a cocktail stick cut it down to approximate size sort of that sort of size and I get a pair of tweezers and I pop it in the mouth to keep the mouth open while I'm painting so that will keep the mouth keep the lips open so that I can paint around the lips and inside the mouth I can add paint to the inside of the mouth and it isn't going to stick together because obviously if you paint lips they're gonna stick back together again and you'll end up having to price and open and they can look so that's basically how we cut how we paint the lips as I say I'm going to turn it around and I'm glue gonna glue it so I'll just get this pasilla trim know if I can find my scissors okay let's go switch the camera off while I look for them okay I've got a pair of scissors not same ones I was using earlier but they're another part I'm just gonna trim little steep little jaggedy bits to make it all smooth when we when we put silicon in that will also smooth it off a little bit as I say I don't I don't purport to doing any sculpting of the mouth I prefer not to actually because I prefer my customers not to sit there with with the mouth wide open having a look inside you know there's nothing listen to see inside the mouth then they're not going to do that if it's if it's beautifully sculpted the chances are people will be saying well come on look at my baby okay so you'd see the inside of its mouth Oh could you speed that I don't know how to scope the inside of the mouth so I'm being in something I'm not it's just holla it's just bits unless you say I'm bitter bitter because I can't sculpt mouths so anyway so that's that does that just a trick for what I want say for the rest of the time I'm painting her I will have her mouth lips open like that and I will grant flood the inside of her mouth to make it a bit nicer but on the whole I'm not going to do much more than that I'm not the person just to teach you how to when Scott the inside I have added tongues in the past and I've sculpted a little tongue I made little made a little mold and popped it in at the bottom and it worked quite well but again it fills the mouth and so when people are using a dummy it means I've got to if that much wider to get the dummy in unless of course you do a custom-made dummy but even then you can't be sure that they're not going to go out and buy you know a nice dummy that they like so when it's it's it's one of those things it's it's your choice you know I've had people ask me about is is it sculpted and no so they've gone don't find one that is it's it's personal choice same as things like drinking wet systems and armatures that's another thing that sorry I don't really I don't use I put on witches in my in the chi babies and the smaller ones I thought if they're for posing but I don't put them in my in my babies I don't think you like them I like a baby to be floppy I like a baby to be able to be moved and cuddled not have to keep you know moving moving the arm and keeping it there it's nothing against the people who do do armatures and it's just a personal choice and that's the way it is okay and with the drinkin wet systems I don't like me I think I love them I feel that that is playing with the doll a little bit too much I felt the dolls are made to handle and it's fine to handle them but to to put water in the mouths to pay I don't understand I don't understand them really and I don't understand what what's good about that I was thought one of the advantage of a silicon baby over a real baby as the fact it doesn't what is nappy or otherwise so so yeah it's just it's just my choice I can I can make that decision because I'll make that make my own dolls anyway I mean I don't really like dummies that much um I feel if you spend some money on earth on a baby here thousands of pounds or so they're why why cover its face I mean some customers I've heard of like they they put bonnets on the face and they have they put they put things around here and things on there and then they have a big dummy and all you can see if the face is like you know a couple of inches and I think well why why did you buy the doll only to only to sort of cover it up I tend to like to display the dolls almost naked really because that's the advance the great advantage of silicone you can you can show them with no clothes on you know just a little nappy or something but you know we're all different aren't we let's face it so anyway so I'm going to push on with my painting I'm going to just sort of reset the cameras because they're in the wrong position at the moment okay I'll be back in a bit you right I think the next thing I'm going to do is some more shadows and also some some slight veining as I said before and I'm not going to do a lot of failing but I'll do some suggestion of it okay I'm just going to go and find a picture I need to show you okay what I was going to show you is this I donated from the internet and this actually shows where the veins go on a baby's hat they don't necessarily come down the front of the forehead they come from the temples so I'm going to kind of copy this picture to a degree sort of like for them I mean obviously every baby's going to be slightly different but on the whole our Anatomy T's are the same so that's where the veins go so what I'm going to do is mix up some blue I'm going to use cyan again because I do like that color make it maybe slightly thicker than I was before just fractionally because don't mind this and even slightly raised but I'm going to do it very very low color really I sort of think I'm going to do right right what's supposed to do alongside having doing the veins is oh I'm going to wet the surface first of all with we just lemur and then I'm just going to you don't even need that thinner brush really but I will get a fun brush I'm just gonna get him a brush that think it's it's it's really not about thin and and I'm going to draw it in wriggles around it gets thicker and thinner it's it doesn't stay the same at all sometimes it gets close to the surface and sometimes it goes further away so you know he's a lot looking at drawing a straight line in 1 or 1 or 1 thickness you know and there's no point doing using like a rigger brush for it because you're not you're not drawing sales you know the rigs for the sales or anything like that you're drawing something that's quite it's going to appear and disappear and then we're going to take bits first off that's and some of its gonna get spread out a bit because sometimes you get the whole area is is has some veining it ends up look with a blue tinge to it so we just got the suggestion there that there's something going on beneath the surface we don't want people to look at it and say all oh there's a vein but we just need them to acknowledge that interpreting the subconscious that it's a real baby because it's got something that looks like real real veins that's all I'm going to do with this one and literally and all that's all I'm going to do and I'm going to do the other side again I'm going to wet the area be even wet the area with a teeny bit of a blue tinge around the temples there we are and then I'm just doing a little pieces at the exact e can you actually say that they what you what you're not looking for is this you don't want you don't want a line and you just want to suggest you that there's something there underneath the skin and let it turn this babies is it's a real baby not just not just a doll thank you take bits off a little bit that's absolutely minimal it's barely that okay do very nicely can always go in and just do the it all top just little Wow it's a little bit more showing most this will be covered by hair anyway but it does show through a little bit I'm gonna take the top because the lady who actually this baby is for I said minimal veining so I'm certainly not gonna go to town with it yeah yeah okay alright and I'm just going to as a little about too many use my applicators again just a teeny bit of blue in foster brow in the areas where if the skin is very very thin and in the corner of the eyes across the nose it's just any bit of it's like a long the painting just a shadow that's my dog getting very excited because this does just come here we go okay si yeah roll that teeny little bit around the lips as a base and don't in the shadows and that's for the rest of the undertones just a teeny bit around creases just to give it some depth when we come to do this true color over the top all those sort of shadowy areas around the neck the thing with with with silicon babies and also where vinyls is with a real baby you don't get blue bits for the shadows you don't get the creases if something creases it forms its own it forms its own crease it forms its own line you don't go in you know there's no there's no color inside there but with silicon somehow it doesn't have that same depth when you when something's folded over it doesn't have the same the same the same effect somehow I don't know why and so we have to paint it so that it gives it that effect so we have to exaggerate it we have to almost paint it as we would see a photograph you think we'd be able to with the beautiful sculpting we'd be able to just pour it in silicone and it'd be you know maybe with a few skin so excuse me it would it would be it would be just like a baby but it isn't it isn't the creases don't look realistic until you paint them but you have to paint them in such a way that doesn't look painted I don't know if I'm making any sense so we have to paint them to make them look like they're real but not as if we're as if they're painted which is is not it's not the easiest thing in the world so I'm just going to put some depth in into the weather where the creases are going to go underneath the armpits where there's going to be some slight dog darkness depth anyway around around the the wrists where you do get a lot so where where you get some veining so obviously on the top of the hand I'm not going to draw in veins but we do get some some some blue it you know we get some veins don't we've all got veins on this off our hands and even babies do so I'm just gonna do some depth and when we come to do the other side I'll obviously do the other side of the hand but I won't do it right now I'm just I'm just dabbing on where the areas where I want later to have some some kind of depth I'm also going to have a quick dab on the little nipples newborn babies Nepal's are very pale the hardly hardly visible the sole to be quite honest but most of us like to give them a little pink rosebud sorry the ear I must admit I do like using blue for depth but I do tend to overdo it so I have to be careful in the year the creases so haven't worked out well that's called just get up septum that which it's called no I thought this isn't it out it so about the position of this poor Bubba and she was actually sculpted like like that more but because she's so soft silicone she kind of just goes like sprawled out like a like a little frog but when she's when she's all finished and dressed and that she'll sit in the more ladylike position maybe again I'm just I'm just doing slightly darker areas around where the crease is going to be well where the creases are flip the sides just to give it some depth so that when I come to do the creases this is something there already was a kind of shadow and the uncle and again I'll be doing more detail on the underside of the foot obviously when I come to do that side what I will do is the front most of the underpainting at the front then I'll turn I'll I'll I'll slightly mat her or him give us some powder so she doesn't stick I'll turn her over and do her back and I've completely finished her back then I'll flip her over again and I'll finish the front then sweet little toes I love baby toes all right I think that's it for now fill that bit and I'm going to push right on and do the next bit without waiting for this to dry because it's not going to affect it in any way so I'll just I'll turn the video off for a second while while I get sorted you right I'm going to mix up the color for the creases and wrinkles now and I'm going to give them a bit of a suggestion I'm going to use crimson oxide and burnt umber it'll give it a kind of purply color sort of crimson oxide because you a slightly deeper color but I would normally do [Applause] all right all right you get ready so I'm going to want to back a bit of raw umber which will turn it down the best if it has a kind of green Christopher green to dump inertly red yeah mostly butter all right a little bit of thinner not as much as I would normally go right I'm going to start using by using the applicators again so the areas where I'm going to want some creases to have some depth again I don't want lines I don't want sort of paint strokes I just want an April impression so I'm just adding some of the color to the areas and not just in the crease just like up to the crease I'll just like a deeper crease I'm just putting it adding it and then taking it off around the outside with a dry with a clean applicator the moment I just want oh dear that wasn't intended get to your applicator out so just the first first suggestion of the creases will be going over them again just keep putting it on taking it off until it's exactly how you want it I'm I'm avoiding at the moment I'm avoiding using any pinky pinky tones because that'll be at the end when we do the blushing if we use too much pink now it would just look like a candy pink doll we don't want it just look all pink we want it to look as if it's got some depth so I'm avoiding using any any Pink's at the moment it will be it will be nice and pinky when it's finished but not just yet [Applause] right I think that's all I'm going to do with the round and I'm going to us it's a cure and then come back for the next stage so it's really starting to get quite exciting now because the even though we've only done two or three layers the colors are starting to build up and I think the baby is really starting to come alive anyway I'm going to go and cure this and I'll be back with the next layers you right okay the next layer I'm going to make is going to be a kind of green of quite a bright green but quite pale I mean obviously when you're doing your own babies this is just one system of colors that I'm using and you can use a similar system or you can use your own colors and it's the same when I mean I used to I used to do be boiling like another lot of people who are doing silicon dolls now and you know we all we all sort of like get guidance and start using maybe the colors that we're told to use or but with the tracer jet is suggested that we use and we end up doing using colors that we favor or different variations on the colors and so this is a color scheme that that works for me I like it but you know you're probably like all the colors as you as you go on if you're a beginner as you actually go on and start using the colors that you'll starts finding colors that you like that you like yourself better so I'm going to use as base cool yellow I'm going to add the yellow to the mixture first a couple of drops and then a tiny bit of blue but I don't want to add as much as a drop of blue so I'm going to add and the blue too I'm just going to stick it on them or a dick or something so that I can I can take it take bits of it there we are I can add it very very carefully because I don't want it to go too dark too quickly because I don't have to start again do is I always that dark into light [Applause] we're difficult to lighten something once you've darkened it alright so I'm going to I think I'm gonna use them a paintbrush yeah that's about right also laughter use a kind of limey green which which sounds a bit weird but it'll break it you'll see when the next two colors are going to be a bit strange but they are I think they really really lift out the other colors okay I'm just gonna get something okay okay here we go Ruth the lime green I need to make sure that this is completely not visible the actual blobs just the effect of it and obviously it makes sure it's not collected in any any creases we don't want it to look like she's got moldy bits last thing we want and don't do what I just did and try to click off her hair with her pear trees that's had a previous color on it and end up with a blue smudge don't they say do as I say not as I do I think that's quite a good one for me now as I'm doing the the color I'm not covering it whereas with the first two layers I just covered the whole of the body I'm not doing I'm doing sort of I'm doing you some patches not not for any good reason as in I'm not thinking right the green needs to be in this part and that part but basically so that it's broken up because we don't want it to be visible from the point of view of all over there's no point in painting a whole baby in one color and then painting the whole baby in another color and then painting it to other in another colour because what you'll end up with is just a mixture of the three colors or the four colors or the five colors so what we're doing is with the moth with these these are four dubby sponges not only are they not doing a full coverage they're actually giving slightly different thicknesses of paint in in the in the dabs in different places so some some of these little green ones will be over a heavy heavier blue and a lighter brown and some of it's it's like a jigsaw of colors almost like the Impressionists pointillism if you look at the impressionist work it's it's it's lots and lots of little little little spots which give an overall impression and basically that's what our skin is like it's lots of little blobs and spots and and and tones that all match up to become a flesh looking thing but there's no actual flesh color there if you if you actually got a a color picker and you you you did little sections of my arm you would get virtually every color under the Sun except for flesh and that's what I'm trying to get the impression of here we'll never get is exactly the same as flesh because you know it isn't flash it isn't it isn't three-dimensional but what we can do is is give an impression that there's some depth there that there's more going on than just a painted a painted doll really and you know so this is giving it a kind of a bit of a yellowy hue which is okay because what we're going to be doing towards the end is doing quite a lot of blushing of blush blush it blush work now those of you who have done reborn will be familiar with the color wheel possibly artists will be I need to get one printed off so I can show you what I'm talking about okay I'll just gonna come on off right it's a copy of this on there on the website but if you anybody who is not familiar with the color wheel basically what you do is you look at the opposite color so if for instance your baby you feel is too pink too pinky you look at the color that you think is too much of and you go right to the other side and you paint that color to tone it down if there's too much red you go to the side and you would do that color to tone it down so everything has an opposite so instead of if you feel that's that maybe you've put too much pink on your baby you don't counteract it by trying to do flesh color over it or something like that you're basically you you paint the opposite you do a wash in the opposite color and it will tone it down and it's it's actually worked really really well so what we're doing is we're using just about every color on the color wheel all at once but in different order and at different strengths if I used a wash of the of the the lime green and a wash of pink and a wash of blue it would all end up gray because if you had all those colors together you get gray or it would just be colorless but because we're doing it in in different areas different strengths different thicknesses it's coming out as really really nice fresh well I hope it is anyway I actually really like painting the lime-green it's weird isn't it I love using blue and I love using lime-green what's the matter with me maybe maybe I'm in a previous life I was a Martian aren't they supposed to be green I'm really sorry for anybody who doesn't like baby nudity I'm having this baby sitting here with her legs sprawled out but it's it's just as tears I can't put enough your honor while I'm painting obviously so I'm afraid it's just something you're gonna have to either put up with all or move on finds a different video because it's is how it is I know this baby's perhaps the most Brawley then also babies would be but it's isn't this is what she is she isn't she is what she is like you I'm you sweetheart yeah you are what you are you can't help it could you see quite a few video quite a few babies though that I feel have just been painted in pink you know they they they support them in flesh and just paint in various shades of pink and it's very pretty and they look very nice but they do get it does give them a kind of dolly look right I think I'm sure I mean no I'm not I'm certainly not the greatest painter in the world I really I'm not I'm learning I'm learning like everybody else I knew there were lots of really nice painting classes you can go to in America and that these doll shows and things but they don't do that here so we just have to work it out for ourselves and I'm lucky enough to have come from a rebuilding background like like a lot of a lot of us so we've got a kind of idea what I'm what I'm wanting to achieve I hope I am anyway as I say I struggled for a long long time with sponges and because I didn't touch the spongy as I was trying with paintbrushes and it's only recently I've discovered these applications and I think they're absolutely marvelous okay if I get if I got a spoon a paintbrush in my hand I'm just liable to paint I am a painter I do like painting but if I get a paintbrush in my hand I just want to paint I want to paint the the texture on the baby and it's it's not it's not good you know I'm rubbish that's it I can't do it I don't think anyone could do it only anyone can paint a realistic texture of a bait on a baby you know a skin tone you have to just do build the stuff in in in technique in this time in this something like this a technique right I'm going to go on the onto the face I'm going to be really careful here and I wasn't going to do is I'm going to avoid the cheek area because I want that to be quite quite pinky I need to only don't need to cool off the cheeks too much I'm gonna do it on the head alphabet because you do get quite sort of fleshies brushy skin on the head but you gets a lot of depths as well I mean I know it's going to be routed this baby but you can still see through the routing of it a little bit and who knows where you know you can't just paint up to the hairline you've got it you've got to make me paint the whole head really well you do so the ears I'm going to just paint I'm just gonna add some some green to the outside of the the freshy bit of the air I'm saying this side again I'll be I'll be building up the the pinkness on the inside of the ear a little later a teeny bit on the end of the nose because the nose very often is cooler and a little bit on the chin mm-maybe across the brow there and perhaps the eyelid all right I don't think I'll do any more of the lime green on the face well I used to think we're done with that color haven't done everything I was on a fee yes I've done that well these days I'm just gonna leave an arm out I'm gonna lag to ballast it it probably wouldn't be probably able to tell because I have so many colors in there right okay we're back again and I'm going to do a another coat now with this coat it's going to seem really weird what I'm going to do because I'm going to give her a magenta glaze after be really careful you have to be really careful when you think like when you're doing a glaze that you don't drip especially with it being one side and then with a flick over to the other side you really don't want edges of paint down the side of baby particularly a bright color like this so we're going to be using magenta which seems like a really odd color to put on a baby but it really just worked well with the rest of the colors here we are sewn you're gonna be very very pale but it really will bring out some beautiful tones in the in the deeper colors and in the 3d flesh alright so this is my magenta it seems like a really weird color to use it's a beautiful color this actually for adding two other colors to wear change them I'm going to be doing a color chart sometime soon using the basic colors and see what they end up looking like when you mix different ones with different different to the other colors because sometimes you would never think to use a color but when you see it looks with another color is just quite quite stunning I put it in a pot that's not quite clean some cured silicone on the outside of it you're gonna be okay I'm gonna go make this quite wet thinness I'm just gonna fill that cross off I get a little bit [Applause] I'm fairly sure I've mentioned in this video what I'm using some actually using odorless silicon solvent made by some some aha so can art materials and art materials specifically produced for silicon so obviously I'm using the the some pigments which are just a fantastic range especially for what we're doing and obviously the the solvent and also the mashing powder which is amazing with the some matting powder and the silicone velvet are just really fantastic products they really are I would never use anything but those two really it's just not worth buying em people keep people sometimes ask you know is it is it worth spending the money on them because you know they seem awfully expensive and you can get cheaper ones he used bicarb of soda and you can use different things and I say well you know really you know you you want you want to spend hours and hours and hours producing a beautiful baby like this or if you bought it you want spend thousands hundreds certainly of pounds buying a baby and you want to then cut corners with the matting which cause ruin it and I've used masking powders those have been clumpy gritty with these two powders of some and the so I can velvet it's just like it's just like a peachy peachy skin and peachy baby skin and obviously I'll be showing you how are ya Matt of a bit later but anyway I think I have got a nice the magenta wash here I'm gonna put a little bit more so it's thin I mean I don't want it to be too runny but at the same time I don't want it too thick right what I'm going to do is I'm actually going to use my to paint with it's one of the few occasions I actually do use a fan brush for painting and I'm going to apply it all over the baby totally saw over the front part of the baby which is what we're doing at the moment I need to be very very careful but that I don't getting drips but it has a beautiful beautiful way of bringing everything to life just as long as I don't get those drips and I obviously don't want any collections of bright pink increase this the lighting at the moment is really bad it's dark outside I do have a daylight lamp on the baby so I can actually see reasonably well what the colors are I wouldn't necessarily recommend you do paint in in the dark always use daylight if you can but I have I have used these colors before and I know they work together so I'm quite happy and pushing on with this how do you my my fun bro she's starting to fall apart see how that goes I'm avoiding pup painting the fingers to any great degree they'll be I'll be going over those sort of like towards the end when we're doing more detail I really do need to make sure this doesn't drip on the other side what's really painting one side so yeah the the fingers will be going over towards the end when we do the detail and say I'm going to do the main the main front and the main back then I will be turning over and doing the the basic painting on the on the back what am I talking about I'm talking about showing tight I'll be doing the basic front turning over doing the basic back then I'll do the beat detail on the back while it's on that side there's not as much detail on the back as the front and well obviously the face is the most important part but hands and feet and things like that can do on the back and then I'll flip it over and then I'll finish off the front with the face and they're really really nice things to do because these are the the boring that's really the underpainting but I love using the magenta because I don't know if you can actually see it in this light but it just pops the whole the whole of the the the baby just just seems to come to life oh I don't know if you can tell with my ear throat is all croaky but it feels like it um alright I can't wait I cannot sit and wait until my mic off goes I've had this for over a week now this all gets the stage where you have to really think about what you've done and what you haven't done I think I might have already done it it's not easy remembering these things specially when you're doing a video and you've got to think a look at two different screens at the same time I don't think about what you're saying although I know I'm talking nonsense and look at the time so you probably thinking well you know he's actually giving also thought to that right I'm gonna do the face and head again I'm doing a glaze I'm doing there I'm not doing mottling you're I'm just literally glazing over so as it gives us a very light wash of the magenta all over beautiful color and the most unlikely colour you would ever think to put other a flush baby right that is I think it's oops oh not a good idea it's really think much on the floor so I am apart from just checking for any dribbles I I need to go in them I need to cure that now I think I'm not being curing this in the oven and while I've been painting today I've been letting it cure naturally but I think I'm going to cure this in the oven because I think I think this is the last side you do on this side let me just check don't know we've got more to do yet so but I'm going to pop it in the oven just for a couple of minutes just to help it along and I'll be back right the next layer is going to be another blobby layer I've made up a color that I call it summon but it's nowhere near summon it's like an orangey yellow and it's made up with scarlet and cool yellow and I'm going to just blow up this randomly quite thinly over the body gives us a kind of a yellowy literally ready blush to the whole thing it's sort of contrast the magenta to a degree but works works all well together I think it does I hope it does I've got to admit this is the first time I've used this color in the working up the colors but I have a good feeling there's going to be good is that really an expensive mistake it's really exciting actually yeah painting your own sculpt for the first time because you have no idea how it's going to look in the skin you know you've seen it in clay you've imagined it but you've not actually seen it in skin and it's really exciting is up the most the best bit of thing Kirsten is pulling them out the melt the mold which i didn't have with Effie because I didn't before herself from the next best thing I think is is seeing the first one come alive in paint right I'm going to start put a teeny bit of a layer on the lips just to an under under coat of undercoat just a a little bit of a tint start building up the tint I still haven't done the edges of the mouth to avoid the splitting butter molding right I'm talking to put it on the places where I need to build up more color and you know like the inside of the eyes around the nostrils the lips the bit that I can never think of what it's called on the years and I think I'm going to leave it there for tonight because I'm so tired so I think I'm very tired and there's no there's no good lighting so I've got ads out you can actually see hopefully what's I'm doing but tomorrow morning I'll learn I'll be able to put the video back on in broad daylight and you can see how we're getting on okay so um yeah I'll be back tomorrow for some more you

21 Replies to “Making Silicone Babies – Painting a Silicone Baby (Part 2)”

  1. Hi caroliyn…un fron Spain and i ask you …all de disovent thinner and nafta… And other disolvente for paint silicone are all tóxic? I hace children…and fear…are some thing out odor? Thanks you…yuo are fantástic…good woork…

  2. Didn’t even give it a thought on how much detail is giving to everything on these dolls: the underarms, leg rolls even what normally is hidden by a diaper gets beautifully painted. Truly a work of art 💖

  3. I can barely hear you or anyone for the simple fact my stupid phone is probably giving out on me and I can’t afford a new one for awhile oh dam it lol 😂. But beautiful baby I wish I. Could buy one from you to but I could only afford a hundred dollars a month to pay on one if you had a payment plan.

  4. That is such a terrible cough. Oddly enough, it reminds me of what went through our home not too long ago! Please take care of yourself and get better soon. I am also inspired by your technique in painting the doll. I hope to do my own some day in the near future. 🙂 Thank you for this!!

  5. Carolyn, I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your videos. You have taught me so much. I need someone to help me. I would like to learn how to paint an African American or even Bi-racial/Ethnic Full Silicone Baby and I cannot find a tutorial for this anywhere on the internet. Would you be able to tell me what to do differently from these videos? Or make a suggestion? Or refer me somewhere? You are so wonderful and knowledgeable, I didnt know who else to ask. Thank you.

  6. Those cuticle pushers are awesome for your needs! I love watching you do all the steps you show us. I know it’s not for me but I would one day love an avatar baby❣️🥰
    Oh my I hope you feel better soon, I live in Abu Dhabi UAE 🇦🇪 Land of the sand and the sea 🌊 my allergies are running rampant lol 😊⭐️

  7. Just wondering why you did pour her yourself, cause i have seen your videos where you did pour & demold your silicone babied. I see you mix very little pigment & use quit a bit , but thete looks like alot left over. Would you recommend mixing less pigment? Just curious because i like to follow your steeps in the painting process.

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