August, 2012

~Mia!~ B+W Fankie Monster High ooak Repaint and Redress

Happy Monday morning! I know a bit of a contradiction in terms for many, lol!

I deboxed a Frankie B+W edition Monster High (finally! I’ve been admiring her in her box for some time now) and set to changing her look. I love her stock outfit! I’m a big fan of silver 🙂

Anyway here’s the girl before anything happened…

I was surprised to find how stiff her hair was when I deboxed her! A simple but thorough water rinse takes it out though.

Here’s the wee pretty just before I washed her hair….

Then as always I took off her paint. I also removed all of her “stitches”. Last time I left them because it worked. but this time I wanted to take them off. She looks quite different with no features!

And so we begin…. Here I’m just mapping out some placments and trying some colours to see what I like with Frankie’s grey skintone. I actually painted and wiped a couple of times because I thought the colour was wrong and didn’t suit her. She was vocal about that (in a plastic inanimate kind of way, lol!)

The warm tone I quite like and it will be the basis of the body blushing tone.

I decided to add some magenta and some interference red to her blue grey eyes. I don’t use Interference Red very often although I love it! I found that my tube had up and dried out on me, but there was a little tiny pool in the bottom that I could get to by poking the bottom of the tube. When I had added it to Frankie I gave the tube an honourable burial (ok I tossed it, but with a heavy heart) I’ll have to go and ferret out some more at my fave art store Curry’s. One of the most yummy places on earth 🙂

When it came to dressing Mia I was overly picky about what to put her in. (That’s not unusual, ha ha!) I wanted the outfit to compliment her, but not overpower her. The hues in her eyes were a little unusual so it was a challenge to find something that brought out her eyes and helped them pop.

I found a gorgeous purpley mauve raw silk. The colour was terrific but too much of it completely took over. So instead of doing a purple dress, I did a fresh young white very thin tissue silk (which I just LOVE working with!) short dress. I added some beads of exactly the right colour (love it when that happens) and some silver straps. The purpley mauve silk is a wide waistband. Just enough to compliment her eyes. Then I brought the hemline a little by adding a couple of pink ribbon bows. Just to add a little more colour and a bit of whimsy too.

I know, I know clam up and show me the DOLL!!!

k, geez

Here’s Mia.

 

She was up on eBay, but not for long. She hit the spot for a lovely lady and she’ll be off to a new home as soon as I pack her up. I hope you like her as much as I enjoyed painting her 🙂

Off to find another victim, lol!
Thanks for reading and have a great week everybody…

~awsumgal

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Cori and Sasha – Draculaura repaint and redress

 

Good Monday morning dolly people!

I finished a Draculaura repaint and started an auction on ebay for her and I wanted to share just a couple of pics of before and during, though in truth I didn’t take very many in the middle :o(

I chose a Draculaura Gloom Beach girl because I liked her hairstyle.

And then of course I took off all of her paint 🙂 Now she looks a little weird, lol!

 


I waffled back and forth on her colour palette because I didn’t want her eyes to be to contrasty in terms of hue. I really though I wanted her to have blue eyes… until I realized I really didn’t want that! It also occurred to me that the bright pink streaks were getting in the way of the look I was getting around to, lol! So, I took them out, carefully, slowly, one by one….

After that the paint palette came much more readily and looked right 🙂

In the end I chose mostly greys with some other hues mixed in. I wanted her to have a vulnerable look to her, maybe a little scared, but not too scared ’cause she has her little dolly to make her feel better 🙂

I apologize for not having pictures throughout the paint, but sometimes I forget to stop and photograph. Sometimes I just get in the groove and don’t stop!

Cori’s little dolly Sasha was fun to make. Of course her colours had to make sense with Cori’s colours. Originally I was going to give her dark brown hair like Cori but then decided that was too matchy matchy blech! So I chose the white Mohair for her.  Her body and head are needle felted wool and the holes in my fingers are proof of that, lol! She has on a little pink and white lace skirt and a pink organza ribbon top. Her arms and legs are cord and her features are sewn on beads. I think she makes a nice huggable companion for Cori. I dressed Cori herself in a cotton eyelet nighty. I lined the bodice and edged the hem in delicate white lace. I styled Cori’s hair into two pigtails and tied them with white ribbon. Of course she got the full body blushing treatment as well and everything got sealed before she was dressed.

Of course Sasha’s hair is tied in pigtails too just like Cori’s 🙂

These two are up on eBay for a one week run…..

Cori and Sasha’s auction

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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LuxDolls get a bod update :o)

Morning doll peeps!

I’ve been working on my bjd for a while now and though I love her, I think she could benefit from a joint redesign. She really is quite close to being pretty cool, so it’s worth the extra time of doing this again. Just a slight perfecting of what she’s already got. I’m using a different sculpting medium than my first go and it’s working more predictably for this second Gen refinement. I’m not sure I would have been able to use it right off the bat, I think the other medium was better at the start, but the new stuff works better here. My aim is to make her much more stable and remove side to side flop. You bjd makers and fans will know what I’m talking about 😉

Originally I found the surface very difficult to perfect. My girls required a lot of sanding of the resin which, because resin is so hard, took forever and is also difficult to duplicate exactly, again and again, doll to doll. Plus resin dust is bad for the lungs! It’s not necessary for my dolls to be exactly the same as each other or anything (they’ll be ooak’s or very limited runs) but I need to be confident that the knee and elbow joints will behave in a way I expect without hours and hours of sanding!

I’m really keyed up about this new bod! I think it will give me the quality I’ve been looking for and save quite a bit of time in the finishing stage too 🙂

Yeehaw!

Before I say goodbye to Gen 1 though I will take those ladies and give them a nice group photoshoot. That will be today’s flight of fancy!

Pictures next time 🙂

In the meantime here’s a fun thing I just got…..

Raffy and Trikki!!!

Part of Munny’s World of DIY toys these two are hilarious and silly and fun. Or like really serious and political if you choose to go that route, lol! Can be used for deep horror too, ha! See? How fun is that?

 

Also happening today will be the beginnings of my next repaint…

Target sighted 🙂

It’s Draculaura!!! Can’t wait to do pink, lol

 

You’ll see more of her next time! And don’t forget, I’ve got a Tonner Jeremy Voss Blonde up for auction right now and my latest Monster High Repaint too ~Kohl~

Jeremy Voss Auction

~Kohl~ Monster High Cleo De Nile Repaint Auction

Have a great day everyone!

~awsumgal

 

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