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Penelope – ooak Monster High Skelita Repaint and Redress

Good morning doll lovers,

I’ve just finished, in honour of the changing seasons around here, a repainted and redressed, fully body blushed Monster High Skelita doll that I have named Penelope.

She’s not unhappy about her current bodily situation, but it does get a little lonely especially when her friends are not about. So, she wanders the cemetery at night with her lantern, looking for lost friends….

In process…

So, sometimes I take copious quantities of photos as I work, and sometimes, well I just forget. If I’m working and I don’t have a lot of time and I’m on a roll, I just keep going and then lament the fact that I didn’t pause and take some shots. But, well, it happens….

I did take some shots as I made the lantern though πŸ™‚ And I have some NWS (if you can call a skeletal nude not work safe?!) shots of her full blushing/paint job sans vetements.

The Lantern:

It is made of water colour paper that has been cut and painted and varnished. Inside is a little candle with a long wick of black,blue, yellow and orange made of stiffened cotton, painted and varnished, acetate that has been painted with the yellow glow of the candle forms the “glass” and a decorative ring handle on the top so Penelope can carry her lantern with her wherever she goes.

First I decided on a design. I wanted something mildly medieval and a little goth. It couldn’t be too very intricate cutting wise due to the scale, but I wanted some visual interest of course..

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After all the cutting came the test fold to make sure it would go together well… I’ve left tabs on here and there for gluing πŸ™‚

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Before putting it together permanently, I wanted to get the painting done. Apart from being easier overall, it made painting the inside feasible (I mean what old lantern is white inside?) Also, glue doesn’t take water based paints so well, and I didn’t want random white bits on my old medieval type lantern, so paint first and then glue!

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I’ve painted the candle to look as though the light from the flame decreases towards the bottom of the candle pillar.Β I’ve added the cotton which will be stiffened and then painted in what I hope will be realistic flame colours πŸ™‚ I’ve added a piece of wire to my chosen pretty ring carry handle which will keep the handle securely attached to the lantern.

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Here are those NWS body shots. πŸ˜‰

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You can see that I have painted some mossy bits on her here and there. She’s been wandering the cemetery for a Long time! She also has a few well placed tiny bug friends on her, which she doesn’t mind at all. They give her someone to talk to while waiting for her other ghostly friends to come out.

Penelope’s hair has been modified as well. The random orange and blue locks original to her were carefully removed along her front hairline, and this has been rerooted, lock loop sew in method, with the same hair fiber in the same colour with the exception of course of her white streak which is mohair. The flower is a permanent addition.

The dress I’ve made for her is a lovely medium ecru fabric with lots of petal texture. It has factory applied petals and blooms all over. I have strategically added a few here and there for more balanced look. The attached bodice is a simple chiffon crossover with a sewn on flower decorating the waist. The same kind of flower that adorns Penelope’s hair. There is an attached petaled fabric fall that affords lots of posing options.Β The dress is easily removable and fastens with two snap closures. One at the waist and one at the back neck.

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Penelope does not have painted catchlight in her eyes. Her eyes have been finished in a 3D gloss to catch the light naturally wherever she is displayed. (There is someone out there claiming to have devised this type of eye finishing and claiming it as his own. Well maybe he made it up on his own and maybe her didn’t. I don’t know, but I do know that I do it and have done it for years and lots of other great customizers do it too! So there’s that!)

Currently this lady is available on my Facebook page, but I’ll be moving her to ebay probably later today and will update the blog with the listing info when I have it.

Thanks for dropping in πŸ™‚

~awsumgal

 

 

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New Desperately Seeking Susan Skull Case listing on Esty

Good day dolly fans!

I have finished a mini replica dancing skeleton and skull head drum case for 16 dolls. This is a miniature of the drum case carried by Madonna in the film Desperately Seeking Susan. I have made this before (twiceΒ  in the last 10 years!) but each is slightly different due to the hand painting and finishing that goes into it after airbrushing with my custom stencils.

This has been made by the same method I used before, which I lay out in some detail in a previous post. Here’s a link if you’d like to check that out.

Skull Case Blog post the first one anyway, there are several!

It has a pink 100% silk interior, both top and bottom and the top has a useable elastic edged pocket. Top and bottom are padded.For added fun, a few paper accessories (just like in the film) are included, just to get you started! πŸ™‚

Here is a link to the Etsy listing

Skull Case on Etsy

Here are a few shots of the just finished case…

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas!

Peace and best wishes for 2015!

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Summer Floral for Pippa Finished!

This cheerful and pretty little outfit is all finished. Here as promised are the final photos.

I chose to make another version of the straw hat that is a little finer and more dainty. I have decorated it with a long sewn on bow in the more floral and augmented it with an off white blossom. It also has a little hat pin accented with a couple of beads. Her little handmade straw and leather purse completes her look!

Well there you have it! A look at the finished outfit πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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~Gilt!~ Golden Rhinestone Wig for Sybarite Ladies

Good Friday morning dolly people! I hope you’re all ready for Halloween! I’m not, but that’s another story!

I eagerly await the arrival of the HTT Dawn for the Mod Wedding Gown project and have been keeping busy with the veil and adding a few more flowers to the sleeves and embellishing the stockings. More on that later…

I’ve also just finished a new rhinestone wig for the Sybarite dolls. This wig is clear rhinestones in a gold toned setting. This is a handmade wig on a custom wig cap. Very glam :o) Just perfect for these icons of style! (A new girl came out this morning and was gone in a flash! Congratulations to those who were able to snap one up!) The newest edition to my little Sybarite family demanded to model this newest wig. The other girls reluctantly agreed, lol!

Without further ado, here is the fabulous Couture Salon (aye carumba! what a face!) modeling ~Gilt!~ and a fashion by me.

Here’s a link to this wig on Artfire ….

~Gilt!~ in my Artfire Studio

Hope you like it! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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