When using Liquid Rit dye to dye resin, getting a natural skin color depends on 3 things-
1. what color is the resin you are trying to dye?
2. What color are you trying to get it to be?
3. How good are you at color theory re: mixing pigments and tints, especially as regards natural skin tones?
all affect how well you are able to make a skin tone change color. For
example, with one doll I dyed, the starting skin tone was a greenish yellow.
Reds cancel out greens, but red is a very strong pigment and a little
goes a long way, so I was using a Petal Pink instead of full strength
red. A drop or two of an orange also went into this to lift the sickly
yellow tones to a more peachy color.
This Den of Angels tutorial is great for de-zombifying or unyellowing yellowed NS dolls.
however, your resin starting color is White, any color you mix the dyes
to will be what you get. Natural skin tones for humans range from
purplish-blue-browny-black, to mahogany, to golden sand, to terra cotta,
to reddish peach, to nearly ivory. There's a full rainbow of skin tones
possible, and your ability to blend colors to reach a specific tone
will be the main factor in obtaining the color you want.
knowledge of how transparent pigment dyes behave versus paint is vital.
Dye is not paint- it will not blend the same, but it's similar. Reds go a
lonnng way, and so do oranges. Tan dyes are usually yellowy and will
give you a human tan that is very golden, and require an addition of red
or pink to create more warm reddish-tan tones. Browns often have a
purpleish tone in them.
Test your color mixes by dipping a white
cloth scrap in to see what color you're getting. Document ratios and
amounts so you can duplicate particular dye blends.
Also, here's my method for getting a streak free result when dyeing resin.