Well hello there, I hadn't realised anybody was reading the blog but seeing the comments there are a few. It feels a bit like writing a diary, you assume nobody is going to read it. Have to remember not to write anything too embarrassing.
But hey, when has that ever stopped me.
First of all, there has been a message from Lynne: Hi Carolyn, lovely that you have this blog, although up until now, I didn’t really understand what a blog was lol!
I must say first, that you have always been very kind,helpful and patient with me right from the beginning when I started to take an interest in silicone babies and I will always be grateful to you for that.
What I wanted to ask following what you answered to Kimberly, is the rosy flesh pigment from Bentleys that you mentioned, would it be ok to use this pigment with my platsil silicone please as it looks a good colour for the repairs and I struggle to get a good colour for this?
Thank you so much Lynne for commenting, and for your lovely feedback. Oooh and to say I'll be working on the flange for your head in the next few days (that must sound so weird).
So, yes - on the whole I've found that the pigments designed for silicone do state they are suitable for both platinum and tin silicone. I have used many different brands of pigments and have found that although the more professional pigments like SAM and Enfis do a fabulous range of the colours, I have also bought the cheaper brands for pigmenting the pours because I use such a lot. When I started out I used the cheap ones you can get off Amazon, made by Polycraft I believe. If you read the blurb they are suitable for platinum and tin silicones, and I can confirm they are absolutely fine. So for flesh tone I used to use 1/3 Flesh and 2/3 White in the mix. And this made a really ok pale flesh colour.
So to answer your question Lynne, the Rosey Flesh is perfect for using with Platsil too, I use it to do my fixes as it matches perfectly your pour colour. But for the fixes, always under-pigment the silicone so it is more transparent than the base colour - it blends in so much better that way.
Then a couple of years ago I found the Rosey Flesh from Bentleys (for any overseas peeps, Bentleys are our main smooth-on supplier in the UK). These pigments are not made by Smooth-On. And I really like the colour without any mixing. So I use that now, it saves on time mixing white with the standard flesh.
I also like to use the cheaper pigments for colouring my mould silicone, generally I use any of the colours that I probably wouldn't use for painting.
So, short and sweet for now, as I've got a lot to do today - mould making. I'm working on four moulds at the moment:
Bye for now,
I've been sculpting, moulding, pouring and finishing my own dolls for 7 or 8 years now, it's a fairly isolated life filled with clay, tools, and sticky stuff. I am going to be sharing things with you, tips and tricks for making babies as well as some inane ramblings just because that's who I am. Hope you enjoy.