Creating An Asian Skintone On Your Reborn Baby

Creating asian skintones is the same process as creating a Caucasian baby, just different colour mixes are required. Initial preparation, depending on the colour of your kit may be required in the form of a dye. If your kit is too pink it is advised to do a ten minute purple dye to tone it down slightly,  ready for your asian paint mix. Submerge the doll kit into a liquid dye for ten minutes. Remove and leave to dry for at least 24 hours before checking the colour, this gives the dye enough time to take hold in the vinyl and will give you a more accurate idea on the colour. Once happy with the colour of your kit, take a small amount of flesh 04 and a larger amount of flesh 06 and mix with your odourless solvent or thinning medium until you have a waterlike consistency. You can experiment with this colour a little until you are happy that it is the right shade for an asian skintone.

Once you have added some very subtle veining on your kit, begin layering your skin as you would  on a Caucasian doll, heatsetting between layers in a low oven for 8 minutes. The amount of skin you add to your baby is a personal preference.It’s best to stop once you are confident you have replicated an asian tone, keeping in mind with all reborning, less is more, so once you feel you have the right colouring, it’s best to stop to avoid having to strip colour later. Detailing on asian reborns is also slightly different to what you would add on a white skinned baby. Black hair would be an authentic looking colour choice. This could  be blended with a slightly lighter shade to give it a subtle effect. The eyebrows can be added using a prisma pencil in an almost black shade, remembering to use light quick strokes and keep your pencil sharp at all times so you don’t end up with a thick unnatural looking eyebrow. Eyelashes should be the darker shade used on the hair. This will provide more definition to the eyes and bring out the colour of the eye more. Blushing and crease detail on an asian skintoned baby need to be a slightly darker shade, taking your blush red and adding the smallest amount of brow brown and mixing with your odourless solvent will give you an ideal shade for highlighting certain areas. Reborning babies with  different skintones is an interesting development in reborning and through experience and practice you will perfect your technique with each one you create.

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