Yes, I do love kids’ clothes. I have an only son, so I never got to have cute little girly clothes for anyone. Now, I have a little girl that will never grow up! I’m trying to be patient but I really do hate having her all in pieces. I really want to play with this one!
So, I’m still experimenting because I want to have her painted up as well as I can manage and only do so once. I do intend to ‘play’ with this doll, take her out and go on car rides and such so she needs a good paint job to endure all of that. I gave it a few days on the test spots on her head and tried to scratch and rub at the different products. Liquitex Matte Varnish won because it would not scratch at all, nor could I rub it away. Sadly, DecoArt Americana Soft Touch with corn starch lost. The part I put right over pastel chalk easily came away with gentle rubbing. The plain part scratched easily. The Liquitex Matte Medium did not rub away easily. I then attempted to remove all the products from the vinyl with W&N Brush cleaner. The Liquitex Matte Varnish was very, very difficult to remove followed by DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish.
A friend that does resin doll painting recommended to use Liquitex Ultra Matte Medium as a base layer and I believe this may help if I choose to use chalk pastels. My next experiment will be doing that, followed by paint, chalk pastels and water color pencil. I will then give it another coat of Ultra Matte Medium, then Liquitex Matte Varnish and followed by Deco Art Soft touch with and without corn starch. I hope this works because the Soft touch does have a very nice texture where Liquitex Matte Varnish is tough, but too much shine for my tastes. I just washed her head, so I need to give it a chance to dry before trying this. I’m doing all my experiments on her head where the wig will cover. It’s stained there badly anyhow.