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So I'm working on making a boy version of Lagoona using a spare Jackson Jekyll for parts, and I was wondering how one would go about dyeing the plastic skin? I don't know if painting the skin with paints would work as well, and would like to try to dye the skin blue. Has anybody done this? If not, what would you suggest I do to dye the skin? All tips and help is appreciated.

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My dad says putting primer on the dolls is helpful when letting the paint stick. I've seen some people actually paint with acrylics, but I'm gonna try a thin way of spray painting mine.
Dying hard plastic (the body) is very hard to do, however vinyl (his head ) can be done quite easily with RIT brand clothing dye and boiling water. I would suggest spray painting his body with FUSION spray paint by Krylon and dying his head to match. DO NOT EVER use spray paint on vinyl doll heads as it stays tacky and makes it really hard to paint detail on. Well I hope this helps you!

Cheers, Jeremy Austen

@Tegan Primer huh? Okay, I'll definitely keep that in mind when I go shopping for supplies c:

@Jeremy While I wasn't going to dye the vinyl head (I'm just going to use a spare Lagoona head and repaint/resculpt bits of it to look more masculine), just in case that plan doesn't go well, I'm glad to know not to use spray paint on it. As I like to test different things, I might have thought to do so, and then been very upset at the results. The Fusion spray paint on the body seems like a good way to go, as well as possibly using thin acrylics as a test? With the primer first as mentioned above by Tegan.

 

Though I was also wondering, do you need a sealant to keep the paints and details from scraping/wiping off? I usually work with ball jointed dolls, and use a resin sealer called Mr Super Clear when I'm done painting or modding my boys, and as I've only painted ABS plastic once (and wound up using the MSC anyway, though am still unsure if it's the correct way of doing it), I don't know if these dolls need to be sealed, or can be left alone after painting.

 

I appreciate all the help!

Ta,

Julian

you just use acrylic paint.after the paints dries,because of the type of plastic,dont scratch it beacuse the paint will scrape off.
I think the blue is probably too dark.and Holt costs about 5 dollars more than Jackson does at most stores.

Draculacey said:
y dont u just use a holt doll? hes already blue.

xDDD All good suggestions! I did think about using Holt, but you're right in that I didn't think of it because of the price and the shade is too dark. I already have the acrylic paint on hand from previous projects, and realising that the paint will chip, was hoping for a sealant. I also have one of those on hand, and I might test it as it's a nice matte sealer.

 

Thanks guys <3

you could put nailpolish top coat over the paint,but that might be a bit pricey aswell.

Julian said:

xDDD All good suggestions! I did think about using Holt, but you're right in that I didn't think of it because of the price and the shade is too dark. I already have the acrylic paint on hand from previous projects, and realising that the paint will chip, was hoping for a sealant. I also have one of those on hand, and I might test it as it's a nice matte sealer.

 

Thanks guys <3

hmm... not sure if this would help at all but it poped into my head right away ^^ and yes, i know its my little pony but still xD

 

http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-dye-my-little-pony

 

i hope soo much that this helps :) i know how frustrating it can be to want to make a custom and not being able to figure out how... lol! Best wishes and good luck! post pics when you finish him!

Did anyone try the dye?

I need help i spray painted the head of my monsters and now it tacky, How do i fix it and not remove the spray paint??

I used acrylic paints on the doll I modded and it actually stayed on very well. In normal handling/posing no paint removed, though some did chip off at the joints from when I was putting the limps back together. I did not use any kind of sealer though, and only used one layer so this is more than likely why.

ive used clothes dye to dye the doll head an it works reallllllllllllllllly well! and the acrylic on the bodies as with most mh doll theres slight variation in colour between heads and bodies so it matches well!

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