Hi, my name is Susan Gibbs, or “Pudditat” in the dolly world. I am a collector, reborn artist, seamstress and an aspiring sculptor. I’m also a Special Ed teacher, a wife and a mama to two adorable fur-babies.
I discovered the art of reborn dolls back in the summer of 2009. I adopted my very first reborn doll in the same year. From then on, I have been addicted to them. After collecting my first 8 dolls, the hobby got too expensive for me, so I began making them myself.
In the Fall of 2014, I tried my hands at painting silicone dolls. I loved it! Since then I’ve spent hours researching on silicones and silicone painting. My goal is to make it my field of expertise. I’m privileged to have worked with several silicone prototypes and more on deck. I’m not yet a Master silicone painter, but I would love to share what I know to those who want to try their hands at silicone painting.
I invite you to attend my Beginners’ Silicone Painting Class. I am very excited to share my new painting techniques using my very own mixture of colours!
- technical information on silicone
- kit preparation
- painting process (applying undertones, veining, mottling, detailing & matting)
- stipple painting technique using mostly toothpicks and sea sponges
INCLUDED IN THE FEE:
- 10.5” full body mini silicone baby especially sculpted for the class by the amazing doll sculptor Elsie Rodriguez. The kits will be casted and poured by myself.
- pre-mixed pigments
- plastic palette
- brushes and sponges
- matting powder
- other painting essentials (vinyl Gloves, masks, paper towels, saran wrap, parchment paper, toothpicks, cotton buds, alcohol, acetone)
- print-out of course outline
- Dizon Designs bassinet bag for your little one.
EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE CLASS:
1. A heat gun.
2. A plastic apron. Nothing fancy. A big garbage bag will do. Please note that silicone doesn’t wash off.
3. Head lamp with magnifier (optional).
If you have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com