The Baby came through the bisque firing process just fine. Now to give her some color to her face. This is call the china firing stage. The paints I use are translucent china paints. China paints are paint mixed with flux which is a glass like mixture. In the firing process, the paint literally is melted on the porcelain. Because porcelain doesn't absorb any type of paint this is why this process is used. This means I can always paint darker by painting layer on layer on painted layer; but I can't go lighter like when for example the use acrylics. Because of this process to get the tone of coloring in a face I want, it can require up to 4 or 5 china fires with each china firing taking up to 3 to 4 hours each.
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