Porcelain paint completed!

Porcelain paint by AMG DOLL

Hello my friends! Well here are the pieces of my BJD doll once painted! Three firings were necessary and I now have the choice to choose between two heads to complete my doll. Speaking of paint, several people have asked me what is china paint?

I’m a little surprised, since several of them are artists specialized in the making of resin BJD dolls. I must admit that the manufacturing process between porcelain and resin BJD dolls is quite different. However, tonight, I will not dwell on this issue, but I will keep it for a future post! But what is China paint actually?

China paint designates not only all paints or techniques from China, but also the painting on ceramic or porcelain. This paint comes in the form of pigments (powder) which will be later mixed and diluted with an oil or water based medium. This paint will remain fixed and permanent once fired in a semi-industrial electric oven (kiln) with high temperatures between 700°-800°C (1292°-1472°F).

Allô mes amis! Hé bien voici les pièces de ma poupée BJD une fois peintes! Trois cuissons ont été nécessaire et j’ai maintenant le choix de choisir entre deux têtes pour compléter ma poupée. En parlant de peinture, plusieurs personnes m’ont demandé qu’est-ce que la peinture de chine?

J’en suis un peu étonnée, étant donné que plusieurs d’entre-deux sont des artistes spécialisés dans la fabrication de poupées BJD en résine. J’avoue que le processus de fabrication entre les poupées BJD de porcelaines et de résines est relativement différent. Toutefois, ce soir, je ne m’attarderai pas à cette question, mais je la garderai pour une future publication! Mais qu’est-que la peinture de chine réellement?

La peinture de chine désigne non seulement toutes peintures ou techniques en provenance de la Chine, mais aussi la peinture sur céramique ou sur porcelaine. Cette peinture vient sous forme de pigment (poudre) qui sera par la suite mélangé et dilué à l’aide d’un médium à base d’huile ou d’eau. Cette peinture restera fixe et permanente une fois cuite dans un four électrique semi-industriel (kiln) dans des températures ultras élevées (entre 700 et 800 C).

A close up of my design process

Hello! On tonight’s post, I’ll make a quick close up of my design process. For many of you, it will sound to elaborate and  with to much procedure. First, any ideas come with my mood and on what I feel right in the present time so I can write about it. All the things that I write, read or see are all than used to create a mood board. This mood board is important because it is a collage of all the things I am sensitive to: pictures, color or fabric swatches and even articles or proverbs. Then, it’s time for me to make a quick inventory of what I have in terms of materials, before buying anything else. I like to have a good over view of what I can create with what I have and then it’s time for me to sketch a few designs. Actually, I have the intention to create other boards (creative and design), especially if I have specific theme or concept in mind. In a few days, I will get back to you with more details. Thanks everyone!