'Raine' is my first endeavor into a full body repaint for a doll that didn't have sculpted parts. I've had one of those design lab heads floating around forever, but no parts to match it. I don't usually like to do these because they're not really meant for play and dressing/redressing. I do like trying new things, though, so I gave it a whirl.
However, I tried a new product for sealing the airbrushed acrylic paint. It’s called ‘Glossifier’ and it’s from Plastidip. These paints are manufactured for automotive use and are engineered to withstand being driven in usual road conditions, so I was curious. The finish is pretty good. It’s not sticky or tacky, but it provides a lot of friction. Kind of like the soft rubber coating on the bottom of most remotes. It ‘feels’ like it should be sticky, but it’s not. Does that even make sense?
As far as the paint on the body, it’s not going anywhere unless you try to chip or remove it. The joints are pretty much the same story as with any full body repaint. Overuse will eventually wear away the protective coating. I didn’t paint the inside hand joints or the knee joints completely, as these are the joints most used, it wouldn’t make much of a difference. I added some black glitter to her hands and feet for sparkle, because reasons :3. I just don’t think there’s a true way to get a perfect full body repaint, but I am very happy with how she turned out.
There are a few of you already interested in her from previous WIP posts, so I’ll contact you first before I list her on Etsy :).