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Old 10-14-2011, 10:53 AM
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any suggestions for painting faces etc? I am thinking of mixing white and red for a pinky look - I am thinking of santas, so rosy isnt bad. If anyone uses anything else let me know thanks.
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Default Re: paint flesh tones

The best advice would be to look at your own skin. See any white? I didn't think so. Unless of course, you've spent your entire life in a darkened room. While I don't cover my carvings with a solid paint cover I do use washes to allow for the color of the wood itself to show through... which surprisingly has the appearance of flesh all on it's own. Using that plus Red Iron Oxide along with Yellow Ocre you can capture just about any flesh tone you'll ever need. For rosy cheeks and nose just add a little more RIO and a smidgen of basic red......but just the barest smidgen.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: paint flesh tones

Rick,

You may want to check the "similar threads" linked below for previous discussions on painting flesh tones.

I use a very thin wash of med flesh (Creamcoat) and then tone with red iron oxide as Lynn mentions. I also use a red for blush on the cheeks such as tomato spice. Again - in thin washes.
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Default Re: paint flesh tones

On the faces of my Santas, I use a very very thin wash of burnt sienna on the basswood. To get the "rosy cheeks and nose", I just add a second coat of the wash to these areas.

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Default Re: paint flesh tones

I use a commercially available flesh tone paint...not many of them out there are very good but this one seems to be right on. Wish I remembered where I got it. For rosey noses and cheeks I add a tough of Cadmium red medium to the flesh tone.
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You can purchase three or four differnt shades of flesh tone at Michaels for less than a buck a bottle.
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You used to be able to purchase three or four shades at Michaels. Now that they're no longer Michaels but Martha Stuart's, I'm not sure just what's available there anymore because all of the Ceramcoat options are gone.
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Actually i just bought three shades last week at Michaels, one is called "flesh tone" byAmericana brand, the other two are by Ceramacoat and they are called "fleshtone" and "AC Flesh" All are in 2oz bottles and they cost under a buck each. Hobby Lobby also has them.
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The flesh tones in bottles and tubes are too pink, they need either brown or yellow ochre added.
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You're a fortunate man there Tex! Your Michaels must not have got around to closing out their Delta stock yet. You got there in time.
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