Here’s just a quick update on my Blythe. I am going at a blistering pace on this one. Don’t know why really, the planets are aligned perfectly I guess, or maybe it’s the Christmas spirit in the air!
I have decided not to go into all of the mechanics of taking her apart, because, honestly, there are lots of posts all over the net on how to do this written by customizers with way more experience than me :o) If you’re keen, spend some quality time with your web browser and your favorite search engine and go wild!
Ok, so my girl is all taken apart, carefully, with much time and patience I might add and I have removed her factory make-up. On to begun her carving. I have changed her eye socket shape to a more almond looking one and I have started reshaping her mouth, her philtrim and her nose. I use a combination of really wicked sharp craft knives and a rotary tool. And lots of really really fine sandpapers.
She doesn’t look very lovely here, but trust me it’s going well. :o)
And a little more carving…..
Ai carumba! There is lots more carving to do yet but I’m really having a blast with it. It’s certainly not something you can do with a Dawn or a Pippa!
When I’m happy with the shaping of her mouth and nose etc, I’ll be sanding her entire face to a matte finish before I apply her new make-up. Then everything will be sealed with matte sealer.
I find myself looking forward to each stage of her transformation and she is determining how she will turn out!
I have chosen her new eye colours and each set will be customized by me before they go in the doll.
I have decided that I don’t want to reroot her entire head. The last time I did that it took FOREVER -_-
There’s a lot more hair on a Blythe then on a wee Dawn! So anyway I’ve decided to augment this Tea for Two’s stock medium brown with blonde highlights, mahoganey midtones and black lowlights, but, not tonight!
That’s it for now from the snowbelt :o)