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Custom Tutorial Part 3- Paint by CustomAnon Custom Tutorial Part 3- Paint by CustomAnon
Here's part 3 of the custom tutorial
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:iconreinbowdash4792:
ReinbowDash4792 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whenever I paint on ponies, the paint always kind of "shrinks" away if you know what i mean, maybe i can show you a picture...

What do you think I'm doing wrong?
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fionacart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i think its because maybe you put too much water on the paintbrush
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sonadow102 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Austria (Upset) [V1]  what happens if I paint over the eyes
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:iconfox1029:
fox1029 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What would you suggest doing for a purple pony?Not Twilight purple,normal purple
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Thedarkpup Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Can you use spray paint?
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LittleKirara Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You might want to mention that most nail polish removers are 99% acetone.
Thats what I use =D
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IIrainbowdash Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
wow you paint them and not dye good thing though cause dying it takes 2 to three months when i read about it in the internet i paint my custom nail polish :P
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clementine-whisperer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Can you use acrylic paints like this brand [Link] (I use these on canvas, and they are affordable and easy to obtain for me) be used for ponies? :]
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SynCallio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I forsee this being very useful for my next project. Thank you - especially for the paint brand recommendations!
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:iconicewhip:
icewhip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I'm doing my first custom on a Rarity! I'm making it for my Dad!
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:iconglaber:
Glaber Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incomplete or not, I'm faving these now so as to not loose them again.
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FireBananaBlitz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
crap. I got folkart white.
and I already took off the wrapper.
Gosh darnit.
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I know that feel bro :(
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:iconfirebananablitz:
FireBananaBlitz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh it's ok... x3
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SwingyTheWeird Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What size and type of brushes do you use for painting?
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I use various small-sized round and square brushes from my college bookstore for the body, and for details I really like this brush, it's my favorite! [link]

I have this one because I happen to collect dolls as well. Their shipping is very high for just an item- but if you can find something similar!
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:iconswingytheweird:
SwingyTheWeird Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) I was going to make customs over the summer but ended up being lazy. Better luck next year, eh?
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Tokyomewmew45 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
is liquitex acrylic color good for painting? i had good results with the eyes of my pony, but i'm still hesitant to paint the whole thing.
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
It is, definitely-- liquitex is a high-quality acrylic that is better than what I typically use :)
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StarshineBeast Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You don't use a gloss or glaze at all to keep the paint from chipping or melting with moisture? I mean, most customs aren't meant for anything more than display, but I do occasionally lightly handle my ponies and I'm worried about needing to constantly touch up a custom.
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
No, I have had a hard time finding a sealant that stands up to what I need. Most people use Modge Podge, but it is not waterproof, it will just goop up and stick to things. I've also used Testors-- but under handling and play that gets sticky (and I do love to play with my toys :) )
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Moozua Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
If you paint with acrylic wont it chip?
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
If you handle it roughly. I haven't had too much of a problem.
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:iconmaple-lily:
Maple-Lily Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it's alright to ask, what would happen if you did use folkart white paint? Would it look terrible?
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
It's clumpy. It'll look like chalk and water painted on your doll. :V
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Clever-Nickname01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Thank you for this! It's going to be a lot of help!
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tsarnickyii Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I've been looking to recolour one of my toys, but wasn't sure how to go about it. I still want the plastic look, and I read in a comment above that you use modge podge.
Could using art spray paint work, would you know? I would prefer an even coat, free of any brush strokes for the recolour.
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I've had a friend who has used a model paint spray kit, and that worked, but most typical art spray paints aren't designed for vinyl, so customizer beware.

You can also try dying the pony. I have done it in the past, but not recently.
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SillyLilPuppet Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I've actually stopped using craft paints due to their thicker chalky textures, have found that Liquitex heavy-body paints dry well and are very consistent and easy to mix. Plus, you can get a set with all the basic colors (white, black, red, blue, yellow, green) at AC Moores, use their coupon, and get it for under $20 ^0^ Mine's lasted me three years of heavy use, and the only color I have used more than half the tube of is white.
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Gloomy-Butt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I bought model paint... like the kind when you are painting model cars, because my dad said it was cheaper. Will it work as well or not at all?
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AuroraStar1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard that you can use acrylic paints when it comes to customizing. Is that a good idea?
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pixie-rings Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question, o wise one: is it possible/advisable to dye g4 ponies with like g1 ponie? Or should I stick to painting?
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xJupi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What should I seal my painted pony with? I'm scared that if I use Mod Podge it might fill up the hair holes :(
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Oh haha nevermind, I see it's nail polish remover in your pic now ^^;
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Would nail polish remover work if there's no Acetone to be found?
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CustomAnon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Actually, it's 100% pure acetone. Nailpolish remover is ok on some circumstances: It's not a darker color than you pony. If you're working on a white pony and have blue nail polish remover, it can stain the plastic blue. yellow and white are good. Better if it has acetone in it.

Also you can use rubbing alcohol- a 70 or 90%- but the bottle of acetone was only 99 cents at walmart for me, I'd suggest investing, it'll save you some extra scrubbing.
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Thank you! I'll keep that in mind.
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SailorKnightWing Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Have you ever tried spray paint? If I customize a pony, I might try it and was wondering if you had any experience with it.
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Most spray paint doesn't adhere to plastic well. :iconwhitethorn14: uses some kind of spray technique-- testors maybe? to do her ponies. You'll have to ask her for more specifics-- but don't use general all-purpose spray paint, you will ruin your pony.
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Diaphone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Why aren't you supposed to buy white folk art? ARGH I just bought some.
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
It's very lumpy and brush-stroke-y and not very consistant
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CypressWolf8504 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
How do you tackle painting the cutie mark? I'm working on a Roseluck, which probably has among the most difficult cutie mark designs to paint in a small space. How do you clean off excess paint in the instances you paint over the pencil lines?
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Glaber Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one more question, about the paint. Is there anything you do to it after you let it dry? I ask because whenever i see the Blind bag customs on Equestria Daily they say something about sealing. Maybe that's just for the blind bag models, but i thought it would be best to ask.
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mehitsme Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Would this method of painting work on the original G1's? I don't see why it wouldn't, but I want to ask before I try it out. How different do those layers of paint make the pony feel? I'm sorry for all the questions, but I'm just getting in to customizing and restoring ponies and had to switch from oils on canvas into acrylics on ponies! It's great to see your method!
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imnotbobluvsscratch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Writer
i'd think so, but im pretty sure my old ponies dont have pegs
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Glaber Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I somehow managed to find acetone, but not the 97 cent Onyx brand. will other brands work?

EX: Rustoleum or a brand found at a hardware store?
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:iconcustomanon:
CustomAnon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Yep, as long as it's acetone, it should be good. Just don't let it set long on the pony- rinse it off after using paint remover
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Glaber Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you. I can finally buy the Acetone and begin work. (already bought the other supplies and the Hair arrived a couple of days ago)
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Coolness finally found a way to paint on plastic and how to make my dream pony xd
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Residentfriendly Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How does the surface feel? Would you recommend putting some protective layers on top of the paint?
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