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14 May 2010 @ 17:32
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Question for anyone on my flist who does doll customising--do Sakura gel glitter pens work for lip augments? Or does the ink bleed into the vinyl, even if you seal the entire face with matte sealant before you begin?
 
 
 
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on 14th May 2010 22:39 (UTC)
They've never worked for me. I've always used acrylic paints or in some cases (touch ups of vintage Barbie eyelids/eyeliner) Sharpies. YMMV.

You might want to try the glittery fabric paint that they sell at Michael's or Jo-Anns. I've had some lucky with those on vinyl doll shoes and accessories so it might work for lippie too.

Edited at 2010-05-14 22:40 (UTC)
ljc: scary doll person (star trek is for girltaraljc on 14th May 2010 22:49 (UTC)
I have liquitex opal, but they didn't have a bronze/orange glitter paint. So I'm wondering if I seal the entire face with matte acrylic seal before I start and then use the Sakura gel pen over the factory paint, let it dry overnight, then seal it again with gloss varnish, it might work.

eta: I'm mostly concerned with the ink bleeding into the vinyl over time. I did a test on a random doll head I've been using for practice, and am going to let it sit for a week, to see

Edited at 2010-05-14 22:55 (UTC)
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on 14th May 2010 23:20 (UTC)
Let me know how it works out. I've never used sealant like that so it *might* work. I have also used pearlescent acrylics over a base colour -- if you do it in a very very light coat, the white ones are usually translucent and make the undercoat glittery/pearly.
ljc: star trek (gaila)taraljc on 15th May 2010 01:59 (UTC)
I've got a test going... I'll seal it tomorrow, and then wait and see if the ink bleeds into the vinyl over time.