DIMENSIONALLY PAINTED SAPPHIRE
The directions for painting Sapphire in Dimensional Doll Painting are really the same as for all dolls painted using this method. I have prepared my samples and the Technique Sheet using blue eyes, but they can be easily changed to green or brown or any color you desire just by substituting your choice of color, inserting the new color where there is reference to the blue. Suggested colors for green and brown are given at the end of the Technique Sheet. Throughout the sheet, you will find links to hand drawn eye charts which magnify and outline the details of each step of painting the eyes. There are also links to photos taken of my Sapphires during various stages of their completion.
Dimensionally painted dolls have much more life to them, and the results are really well worth the effort of learning the techniques. As with anything to do with dolls, there are many different ways of doing things. These pages outline the techniques that I have come to learn work best for me. It is amazing what the application of paint can do to create illusions on porcelain. Below is an example of what using different colors of paint in the eyelashes can create in achieving a natural look. The lashes appear to be glued onto the head, but are actually just painted there.
Another trick of dimensionally painting your doll is to create an upper eyelid crease where one does not actually exist as on my Hilary. This is using dimensionally painted tricks on a doll with cut out eyes!
As the webpage for the instructions for painting this doll with the DDP techniques is so long, I have made the links to the photos of my doll from this page. The links to the charts are on the Technique Sheet page. As I will be publishing other dolls using this page, I wanted to keep it as generic as possible. The links to the seminar are listed below:
DIMENSIONAL DOLL PAINTING TECHNIQUES
SAPPHIRE FIRING PICTURES PAGE 1
SAPPHIRE FIRING PICTURES PAGE 2
SAPPHIRE FINISHED DOLL PHOTOS
SAPPHIRE FULL FACE PHOTO OPEN MOUTH
SAPPHIRE FULL FACE PHOTO CLOSED MOUTH
I hope you enjoy the seminar and find it helpful to you. Please feel free to email and ask any questions you may have.