Category : "Doll Painting Tips"
We recently worked on this family with several cats for an order from Oliver and Adelaide. We thought it would be a great opportunity to give a quick how-to on painting cats. To paint your cats, begin by painting the doll bodies a solid color (we like to use 1″ peg dolls), a color that [...]
We finally have an EXTENSIVE how-to make your wedding cake toppers post. Here are a few of the steps, but you can find the full addition here on the Etsy Wedding Blog. Big thanks to Julie from Etsy for inviting us to do the post! Supplies: wooden dolls, paint, brushes, top coat, tortillon, sandpaper, a good [...]
STEP 1: Begin by painting the dog an overall base coat. Choose the lightest color that you see in your dog. (For example, for the above black dog to the left, I painted the entire dog white, and then painted the black around the white.) This is because generally your darker colors coat better than [...]
Here is a recent custom topper set :) Here is how I painted the bride: First, I painted her entire gown ivory. Then, I penciled on the lines. Then, I filled in the large blocks with a mix of ivory and white. Then, I shaded the pencil in the gaps between the large blocks. I [...]
This is how we paint jeans. Supplies needed: Pencil, Wooden Doll, Painter’s Tape, A shade of Blue Paint, Flat Brush, Tortillon Step 1: Draw the eyes, the outline of the hair, and then the arms. Step 2: Using a piece of painter’s tape, wrap the tape around the doll, wherever you’d like your pant-line to [...]
here are the supplies you’ll need to do this project (some of which can be found in our shop, just click on the words below): recycled book pages, paint kit with top coat, brushes, tie pin back, angel wings, split-dress girl, E6000, drawing pencil step 1: draw your angel’s hair and eyes. i like to [...]
we just finished painting this adorable family of 3- it is erica’s family from raplapla. she has an adorable shop in canada where she makes these fantastic little creature toys. the logo on the little boy’s t-shirt is from her shop. thanks for the custom work, erica!
If a dress calls for polka-dots and you are ready to paint them, remember that even polka dots have a pattern. i like to think of them as a series of diagonal lines. check out how we’ve done the dots on this mom’s dress: here i’m using my custom made detailed brush, and i’m just [...]
one thing i’ve learned is that doll-painting is an art-form in itself. coming from a background of large scale, big-brush stroke painting, i am learning what is required to go from a four-foot canvas to a three inch doll. aside from concentration, an essential, must-have tool is the perfect brush. for most of the doll [...]