This week I finished Dita, Steampunk Witch, from the Chronoscope Set. Only one figure let to do from this set.
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it. I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I began by painting the entire figure, and her base, Black. I then drybrushed it with Folk Art “Settlers Blue”.
Next, I painted her skin with Americana “Mocha”. Then I painted parts of her outfit with Crafter’s Edition “African Violet”. I painted her hair with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”, and the end of her broom with Folk Art “Barnyard Red”
I then gave her hair, skin, and broom end a wash with Winsor Newton “Peat Brown’ Ink using a wet brush. When that was dry, I painted her eyes and lips, and then did her skin highlights, with first the "Mocha”, then I mixed some Crafter’s Edition “Flesh” with the “Mocha” and did lighter highlights. Next, I highlighted her hair with first the base “Burnt Sienna”, then with Americana “Burnt Orange”, I did highlights on the broom with first the base “Barnyard Red”, then with Ameircana “Georgia Clay”. I then used the “Settlers Blue” to add some more specific highlights on the Black.
Next, I did the highlights on the purple, first with a mix of the “African Violet” and some Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender”, then with just the plain “Apple Lavender”
I’m pleased with how the figure turned out, even though I didn’t get it finished for Halloween. I did notice in the photos, that I didn’t do good coverage with the Dullcote, and there’s still some shiny spots in her clothing folds and recesses. I’ll have to ht it again with the Dullcote tomorrow.