so I’m putting the gesso on. 2 of the dolls with regular white gesso, and 2 of the dolls with Liquitex Burnt Umber gesso. I’m not sure what I think about the brown… After 2 coats, the surface still seems a bit absorbant, not good when working with oils. Also, the paint surface is very rough considering that I sanded after the first coat. All together a very different experience then the white that I’m used to. I have used the brown before, but only on a gourd.


This is how I paint the limbs- I put safety pins at the end of the limb that will be attached to the body. After I paint them, I hang them to dry on knitting needles and bamboo skewers that I stick into my bookcase, under books and other heavy items.