This post is dedicated to my favourite part of reborning! My painted hair love affair!
I’ve gone on about this – quite a lot! In fact, it’s pretty much all I’ve officially blogged about so far. But I loooove painting hair! I think it’s become my FAVOURITE part of reborning. I could sit and paint strands all day long. (And I have. . . *cough* *cough*)
“Sofie” in progress.
As mentioned, there was a learning curve. I’ve slowly found the precise consistency of the paint for a perfect head. It’s syrupy. Thick syrupy, with a really dry brush. And this liner, it’s my fave. So much so, I bought a few! 😉 I don’t use a comb brush. I probably should, for my thicker heads. But I love the meditative quality of painting those strands. I freakin’ loooooooooooove it. Even when it’s not going well, I find it incredibly therapeutic! And I’m still not even close to emulating some of my favourite painted hair reborn artists. But I swear I’m getting there. One painted strand at a time!
It’s been an equal learning curve getting my colours right too. I love the black, or burnt umber, but I’ve also loved playing around with a mix of brow blond and flesh for the blond peach fuzz painted look (as seen on Cozy & Sofie).
What’s your favourite part of reborning?
My close second is creases and the undertones and mottling. Okay, I think I love all aspects of the painting! LOL!
What’s your least favourite part?
Gluing the magnets! OMG. So infuriating!
And rooting! Fearing a broken needle makes my stomach hurt (literally). It’s still a little too stressful for me!
& I totally love painting hair SO much, that — if I get decently good at it — I’ll start offering my painted hair services for other reborners. (Perhaps in a trade with other artists who loooove rooting!) I could paint hair only with great joy!