Your Marmite girls are gorgeous. How does the paint stand up with moving the doll? Does the paint wear well?
There have been slight color rubs on two of my dolls. One was on a cream resin doll, where the blushing had worn off just below the knee cap, also a small area of the back where the resin rubs when sitting. My blue rococo had very tiny color rubs on one knee (not on the edge where it could have rubbed. I don't know if those dolls had been coated after blushing by Eli, and I feel it was minor.
I don't see any color rubs on my Total Look Little Rose. I do think that she had multiple layers of paint to get her body blushing. And I haven't seen any paint/blush problems with Rose Dentelle that I posted.
These dolls were blushed and painted by Marmite Sue. I don't know if dolls that have been blushed and painted by owners would have any color rubs, or perhaps they coated the blushing with MSC or other coatings. I don't think I had asked Eli if she coated the blushing that she had done.
Post by jilljackson on Jul 13, 2015 7:19:35 GMT -8
I don't play with most of my porcelain dolls and a lot of them are not really articulated in the way BJDs are. My impression is that the porcelain dolls are fired after painting and so do not have a lot of scratches, as most resins might which have been sprayed with a sealer. Just wondering which would be the least likely to obtain scratches with play.
Porcelain China paint does not scratch. I have literally scratched at my doll's face with a pin (to remove temporary makeup I had applied) and the porcelain paint was untouched. Once fired, china paint becomes molecularly bonded with the porcelain; they fuse into one. Unless you sand it determinedly with sandpaper or chip the doll itself, the color will not fade or scratch.
As for permanent resin sealants, as far as I know they does not exist. The best I have heard of is to use multiple layers of pastel/acrylic with MSC or ZM spray. People also use liquitex matte medium in an airbrush, army paint sealants, and similar. Then you can apply Modge podge over the top of the completed work. That takes several weeks to cure properly, and still all the sockets must be well sueded. Even so, it can scratch and will wear off over time.
If I had a doll who's body had been painted by an artist like Marmite Sue or Marina Bychkova, I would handle it infrequently and with great care, since the paint is truly temporary, yet priceless. It is sad to see how many people were upset with Marina when the paint on their gorgeous resin EDs started to chip or wear off on the toes, fingers, and nipples. They didn't understand that this would happen. No fault of Marina's, just inevitable with this medium.
Honestly if it were me I would prefer to do the painting myself or commission a more affordable artist, since I like to move my dolls around a lot. Then I would not worry or feel like I had wasted all that money for the artist to paint the doll. Not that I wouldn't LOVE a painted Angel Egg doll!!
Post by jilljackson on Jul 14, 2015 9:27:36 GMT -8
I totally agree with you. My very expensive dolls don't get played with that much, once I have them as I want them, which I somehow never manage to totally complete, unless I buy it from the artist as a full set. I can only dream of a MB porcelain...
Post by almostanangel on Nov 24, 2015 11:12:50 GMT -8
Really beautiful dolls!! I always admired these dolls but I can't bring my self to order one! I think it's because of the carved work in the bodies of the dolls! It makes me think of actually carving out body parts of people and that though is too dark and a little scary. But I do enjoy these dolls quite a bit!!
Loving my beautiful resin Marmite Sue Dentelle I adopted late last year. Her face and the lacework is so beautiful. I added some color to her body lace .. because I love color! Her name is Inas meaning moon in Maori.