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Syaron
February 3rd, 2016, 05:19 AM
I have decided I need to try again on Isabeau's faceup. Does anyone have any idea what I can safely remove her current faceup with? I used pastels and a tiny bit of acrylic for eye liner. She has two coats of MSC on her faceup.

I found this in the forum but want to be very very sure before I use this cleaner.

"Windsor and Newton Brush Cleaner: For taking off sealer and dry acrylic. The bottles are a bit pricey, but you don't need very much. Be sure to give your doll a nice rinse in water afterwards.

-Some people have also found Isopropyl Alcohol and certain nail polish removers to work... but I've heard those can risky and sometimes damage the resin."


Thanks everyone!
Syaron<3

allurose
February 3rd, 2016, 09:15 AM
Windsor and Newton is the best. Safe and it is most effective. You can use acetone free nail polish remover, but you will have to scrub and scrub.

For removing faceups I use Windsor and Newton, and for tiny cracks (lips, eye corners), I scrub in the cracks with a q tip and wooden toothpick. You can use a craft blade for really stubborn spots, although of course you must be careful to only scratch off the sealant and not scratch the resin.

Make sure you get every bit, then wash the head with soap and warm water before you do the next faceup. Washing it helps you see places you might have missed.

Syaron
February 3rd, 2016, 04:26 PM
Thank you so much!!! I will run by the craft store and pick up some today! I know I should just send her to a faceup artist but I am TERRIFIED she will get lost in the mail. After four long years of waiting I don't know if I can ever let her out of my sight. I might even be buried with her. Thank you my dear allurose!

danian76
February 3rd, 2016, 04:41 PM
SyaronDon't worry...I'm sure you'll do a beautiful job with your Isabeau ...I looking forward to see her new style !! :-)))

allurose
February 3rd, 2016, 06:02 PM
Yes, faceups are just like anything else. The more you practice the nicer it will look. And the learning process is fun, so don't worry too much! <3

Bibarina
February 3rd, 2016, 06:44 PM
I agree with allurose and danian76. And I am totally with you re burial lol! I feel the same way!!

Leadinglady
February 3rd, 2016, 08:15 PM
At least you will have more experience doing the next face-up. I can understand why you don't want to send her away to be painted.

xgrincheux
February 3rd, 2016, 10:41 PM
I'm using rubbing alcohol. I've read a pro/cons once on the internet (I'm not sure I can find the link) and it said rubbing alcohol was the safest and easiest way to remove faceup on resin.
Good luck with your faceup Syaron !

Syaron
February 4th, 2016, 12:33 AM
Ok so I am all ready to give it a go! I have purchased some rubbing alcohol, the Windsor and Newton brush cleaner (half price with a coupon!) and a Magic Eraser. So Now on to the big moment. Thank you all for the encouragement. I have a circle of good friends standing around me with helpful words.

Syaron
February 4th, 2016, 04:46 AM
Ok so I am all ready to give it a go! I have purchased some rubbing alcohol, the Windsor and Newton brush cleaner (half price with a coupon!) and a Magic Eraser. So Now on to the big moment. Thank you all for the encouragement. I have a circle of good friends standing around me with helpful words.

All done!! I had some quiet time in the lab tonight so I pulled out my Windsor and Newton brush cleaner, a pile of wipes, and some swabs. Her faceup came off with no effort at all so I decided to continue on and removed ALL of her body blushing and even her mani pedi. I want to repaint her in paler colors. I thought she was a bit too heavily blushed. The pastels were light until I gave her some MSC coats and they became redder so now I know to go lightly. She is as smooth and pale as the day she came to me. Thank you all for the suggestions and encouragement!

Leadinglady
February 4th, 2016, 01:22 PM
Great to hear that the de-face-up went well. You must be very relieved Syaron. I recently did some body blushing on my Popovy doll and the same thing happened, the pinks looked red after MSC. I guess doing face-ups is one big learning curve.

Syaron
February 5th, 2016, 05:18 AM
Great to hear that the de-face-up went well. You must be very relieved Syaron. I recently did some body blushing on my Popovy doll and the same thing happened, the pinks looked red after MSC. I guess doing face-ups is one big learning curve.

You are so right LeadingLady! I was so surprised that my delicate pink body blushing suddenly looked like Isabeau had spent too much time on the beach! So now I am going to take my more time and layer, layer, layer! I am also thinking I am going to make her some painted eyes using some faux pearls I have of the right size. I like the soft expressions of painted eyes. At least I have some experience with that.

I think I was just so excited to have her in my own hands that I just got overly anxious to have her done. Now that I see I can remove my faux pas so easily without damage I am much calmer and ready to try try try again!

allurose
February 5th, 2016, 07:40 AM
Glad you had a good experience. I have had the same problem with too much pink. I often use a peachy brown color to blush now, instead of rosy pink. It still looks pinkish in contrast to the yellow resin. Example: https://flic.kr/p/rEgzL3

Bibarina
February 5th, 2016, 08:57 AM
I'm glad you are feeling more confident! It's great when you can relax and just enjoy the experience! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

Leadinglady
February 5th, 2016, 01:32 PM
You are right about layers Syaron - it makes correcting any mishaps so much easier. I think the peachy brown looks good allurose. I think less is more when painting RED's tiny faces!

Syaron
February 6th, 2016, 01:54 AM
You are right about layers Syaron - it makes correcting any mishaps so much easier. I think the peachy brown looks good allurose. I think less is more when painting RED's tiny faces!

Oh I really like that color and the hands you did are exquisite!! Thank you so much for the idea Thank you too Bibarina for the encouragement! It is great having such a circle of talented doll friends standing close by with such dear support.

allurose
February 6th, 2016, 05:42 AM
Oh I really like that color and the hands you did are exquisite!! Thank you so much for the idea Thank you too Bibarina for the encouragement! It is great having such a circle of talented doll friends standing close by with such dear support.

Thank you. Yes, the forum is awesome. I had some nice people in my own local community teach me quickly the first time, but it's like you said. Each time you do it you will get better. I find that very fun.

Sabrina
February 6th, 2016, 04:45 PM
I can't wait to see what you do next!

Syaron
February 9th, 2016, 03:01 AM
Isabeau's updated face. Her blush is very light here. But maybe I will add more.

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff409/Syaronn/DSCF2436_zpswgut8p8n.jpg