Saturday, August 5, 2017

Beauty Parlor

I remember my first experience with makeup. I was 12 years old and after saving my popsicle money for a few weeks, I made my first (clandestine) purchase of a gold-toned metal tube of pink lipstick. I lied and told the clerk it was a gift for my mother. But instead, I ran back home with my then BFF, huddled under a cover and then, taking turns, colored my lips over and over again. This was pretty much the sensation I had preparing this week's post!

Last summer I held a "Spa Day" for my girls which was enormously popular. This year, we decided to do a part two with our own...salon de beaute. Truth is, I've been very curious about the art of repainting dolls especially when I discovered how some artists use watercolor pencils and chalk pastels to make up the faces!!! As a former fashion illustrator, I am very familiar with this media, I just never thought of using them on my dolls. Oh what fun! But don't get me wrong. I'll never be the next Noel Cruz. All I want to do is to change up my dolls' makeup from time to time and maybe create a few looks that better correspond to those models on today's fashion catwalks.

Take It Off, Baby

Ingrid
When repainting a doll, the first thing in order is removing the  existing makeup. However, one site suggested beginners start by painting over existing makeup as an initiation to the art. While practicing, I was surprised to see how well the watercolor pencils (when applied with a wet brush) covered the painted surfaces. The best part is...when you make a mistake or hate your results, you simply wipe the doll's face with a wet cloth and start over again. Just like what I do for my own makeup! Since we're working with watercolor, it doesn't mar the original paint job underneath and you could do this forever and ever without disturbing the doll's original paint job. Hence I had the idea of using this medium as, well....temporary makeup that could be changed to compliment whatever the doll is wearing or the look I want to convey.

By the way, I did paint that blank doll face from scratch. The features are already sculpted in, however, I found the difficulty lies in working tiny features of the eyes. My brushes were small enough but the slightest wrong move had me....starting all over again! Nevertheless, I did create "Ingrid," a Swedish model with a fresh scrubbed, "unmakeup" look. I just bought another Black doll head and plan to design another "fresh face." From this experience, I learned that on a regular doll face where all the features are present, it is a good idea to leave the original eyes and eyebrow in tact. For the novice they are very hard to do well!  Once word got out around the house about our makeovers,  many of my girls (especially the older Barbies and the few My Scene dolls in the house) had lined up outside of my bedroom thrilled about getting a makeover. (There are still taps on my door and droves of dolls volunteering for this post!)

Tools of the Trade
1. #2 square bristle brush. I use this to dab on "blush" or "eye shadow" using chalk pastels (#10)
2. 12/0 Fine liner "detail) brush. I use this to paint on "eye liner" or put the sparkle in the eyes.
3,4,5 These too are fine brushes I bought in a pack at my crafts store. They are 3/0, 5/0 and 10/0 brushes I used for applying "eye shadow" either wet (moistened colored pencils #11) or dry, using pastels #10). This is really a personal choice. The temptation is to use the smallest brushes on the market. But smaller isn't necessarily easy! So you want to play with this. What is important is that the brushes you buy should always be able to hold a point. Natural hair brushes will always do this better than synthetic.
6. An old makeup brush for blending the "blush" or brushing over the face.
7. Cotton balls
8. Cotton swabs for removing lip color
9. Toothpicks for removing color out of the crevices OR....for making super thin swabs to use when removing existing eye color OR as tiny brushes for applying "eyeshadow" (#10)
10. Chalk pastels. "Blush," "highlighter," or eyeshadow. A good art supply store will sell these separately or you can buy a small box of quality pastels.
11. An assortment of watercolor pencils for lipcolor, nail color, eyeshadow. For how I use them, the inexpensive work about the same as the more expensive.
12. Acrylic paint. Good for "permanent" lip color and changes to the eyes. This tends to be thick. So you'll want to use this sparingly.
13. Small container of water. And don't forget the paper towels to mop up spills or blot your brushes.
14. If you decide to remove the existing paint from your dolls' faces, nail polish remover with 100% acetone is, most likely your best bet. HOWEVER...don't get too crazy. I've read reports warning aggressive application can dissolve the vinyl...particularly the kind used for Barbies. So, if you are hesitant about using straight acetone, you might first try a non-acetone nail polish remover. If that takes too much effort in removing the old paint, use acetone but as little as possible.
15. This is topcoat (for nails) I use as "gloss" to give a shiny look to the lips. I use the brush that comes with it, but also a toothpick for getting it onto the edges of the lips. I've also used colored nail polish for lipstick as well.

Tip: The repaint artists use a "sealant" to keep professional grade pencils and paints from eventually bleeding into the doll's vinyl skin. BlackKitty offers the following tip: Moisten a solid dye-free soap and rubbed it carefully to obtain some soap goo with no lather. Brush this over the doll and let it dry completely before applying the makeup. It's completely invisible and washes off in a blink.

Tweaking the Makeup

Take a bit of cotton and place it over the end of a toothpick. Twist the toothpick to wind the cotton onto the end. This makes for a very tiny point, ideal for getting rid of makeup in small areas without disturbing the rest.

I didn't like the sparkle highlighter under Barbara's eyebrows. My handmade swab dipped in acetone was perfect for cleaning up this area.

I did have a bit of a problem removing the sparkles, so I used the bare end of the toothpick to help scrape off the specks, followed by the cotton tip. I kelp working until all the glitter was removed.




















For the most part, I'm pretty happy with the way my Fashion Royalty dolls are made up. But every now and again, I question the designer's choice of eye shadow. This is Morgan on the left. I love her face except for the heavy handed purple eye shadow. Again, by using a toothpick wound with a tiny bit of cotton and with acetone, I was able to remove only the area I wanted without disturbing the rest.

The Eyes Have It
The issue I have with many of the playline dolls (older Barbies in particular), is that the eyes are usually bug-eyed or too round. The dolls always look astonished! A line applied under the existing "eyeliner," at the top of the eyes, is often enough to correct the problem. By giving the doll a little more "eyeliner," what you are doing, in effect, is to relax (or lower) the eyelid as I have indicated in my sketch at the top. Start by dipping the (#10) brush in water then rub it over the watercolor pencil. Apply to the eyes. What you'll notice is that the paint is transparent which acts to embellish the original makeup by adding depth.
You can also use pastels as eyeshadow. (How much fun is that!) Take the stick of pastel and scrape off a bit onto a piece of paper. Dip the brush into this and apply to the eye area. Depending on the look you're going for, you can use the wide or the narrow tip brush. OR the toothpick/cotton swab. You can opt for either eyeliner or shadow OR combine both.

She's Blushing!
 
Blush, highlighter, bronzer are all applied the same way.
 
Scrape a bit of pastel from the stick onto a piece of paper, dab the chisel tip brush into the "powder" and apply.
 
Biggest tip here is to apply by dapping the color onto the cheeks as opposed to scrubbing or wiping.
 
What's fun here, is that you can mix colors or sculpt the cheekbones using pinks, browns and ivory pastels. (Oh this is way too much fun!)
But what we are not doing here is "sealing" our work which makes it permanent. So when you've finished, just be careful not to smudge dolly's makeup!
 
 
 
 
Lip Service
Same doll, two different makeup looks.
 There are a couple of ways to go here. For some dolls, I decided to do away with the existing color and start afresh. On the other hand, I have many dolls with lip color I'm pretty happy with. For those dolls, I applied the color over the existing lipstick. Because I want to keep the doll's existing lipcolor, I didn't apply the topcoat. You will end up with the look of matte lipstick.
 
 
1. When removing the original paint, dip the cotton swab in acetone and quickly wipe.
 
2. Use the tip of a toothpick dipped in acetone to remove paint from the corners of the mouth.
 
3. You could use nail polish, however keep in mind, it is thicker and more opaque. If you want something lighter or don't feel like buying lots of different bottles of lacquer, use watercolor pencils. Again, begin by wetting the brush then rubbing against the pencil to coat the bristles.
 
4. Steady your hand as you paint. Put your hand on the doll, resting the side and baby finger against the doll (red arrow). You will move the brush with the thumb and two fingers (green circle). This keeps the hand steady as you paint.
 
5. You want to make sure you have enough paint on the brush and that, while applying, you paint using as few strokes as possible. Should certain areas not cover well, dab the paint on carefully.
 

6. Allow to dry, then brush on top coat.

 
 This notion of "temporary" makeup as so many possibilities! Pictured below....fun with FIMO brand metallic powder. Inspiration was taken from real live model, Wang Xiao (left) for Style magazine and interpreted for my dolls Liu (center) and Helena (right).
 
Lashing Out
Carla in natural lashes
In spite of my dolls' insistence, I discovered that lashes don't suit everyone. They tend to "shut" the dolls eyes somewhat (making them look a bit sleepy or tipsy). So it's up to you to decide on what's best for the doll's overall look. Also worth noting, I am using the normal eyelash glue instead of craft glue. This is because I wasn't sure I wanted to make it permanent, at least not just yet. (After all this is about temporary looks that can be easily changed.) However, if you decide on permanent lashes, a craft glue that dries clear is best.
 
 1. Eyelashes come in a variety of styles. I started out with "natural" wispy lashes because I felt that when cut down, they would be in perfect scale with the doll. These "natural" lashes are more pricey. On the other hand, the fuller lashes on the right were only $1 which was cheap enough to allow for several mistakes and mishaps.
2. You will need to cut off about 1/4 inch (7mm) of the width of the strip. Immediately reduce the length of the lashes. (About half is okay.) It's best to angle your scissors while you're clipping to achieve a more uneven cut.
3. Instead of having to buy an eyelash curler as some folks use, I bent my lashes around the narrow point of a toothpick and held for about a minute.
4. The glue that's already on the lash is enough to help you with positioning. I place the lash from just in front of the doll's iris to the edge of either her eye or the eyeliner (already drawn on the doll). Use the tip of the toothpick and press down at each corner.
5. Trim a little more off the lashes to get the look you want.
6. If need be, here is where (using tweezers) you can remove the lashes and add a tiny dab of eyelash glue to the strip. Wait until the glue is tacky then reapply to the eyelid. With the toothpick, hold the lash in place until it sets then gently lift up the lash, again, pressing down at each end of the lash to the eye.
7. Even though there were lashes drawn on my dolls' eyelids, that's okay. It adds to the super lashy effect of the look. The best thing--if you (or her) don't like the lashes or tire of the look--simply remove them with no damage to the eyes!
 
I added lashes to a number of my dolls (including Barbies). It glams up the look and adds a bit of "headiness" to the face. It also "relaxes" the eyes of those dolls with wide-eyed stares.What I do like about them is how they add dimension to dolly's eyes. 
 
 
Nailed It! 
If you've ever tried to paint doll fingernails, you know how frustrating it can be to control the paint. With the watercolor pencil, it got much simpler and plus, you've got a big array of color choices!
1. Dip the point of the pencil directly into the water.
2. Apply directly on the nail portion of the fingers.
3. You can use a wet brush to smooth out the finish if necessary. Allow to dry
4. Apply a dab of top coat with the help of a toothpick.
 
Getting Inked

All the dolls in the house have been admiring Nichelle's tattoos, especially Radiah, her sister who just arrived. BlackKitty first floated the idea of using nail art for doll tattoos on her Facebook page, "Multicrafteral Lab." I thought that was a great idea but couldn't find any interesting designs nearby. However, on a trip to Paris, I discovered these temporary tattoos at a local craft store. (You can find suppliers online by doing a Google search for "temporary tattoos."
I chose these metallic designs which come on a sheet. You simply choose the design you want, cut it out and wet the backing.
Hold the design face down against the doll for about 20 seconds.
Though I don't expect Radiah will want to, when the time comes to remove it, a quick swipe of alcohol removes everything completely.

Hair Raising Tales
For awhile now, I've been scouring the internet searching for bloggers who specialize in cutting and styling Barbie doll hair.  One of the best, in my opinion, is a young man who goes by the name "EahBoy"  (Every After High Boy). I've included a link to his YouTube videos at the end of this post. Though he works primarily with Monster High dolls, his tutorials--each one of which run for 2 minutes or less--can easily be applied to other dolls. Guided by one of EahBoy, I trim Ingrid's waist length locks. Eventually I would like to cut her hair a bit shorter, but the tutorial wisely suggests cutting a little at a time until you are happy with the length.

1. Start by wetting the hair which makes it easy to work with. You can keep a spray bottle nearby in case the hair dries before you have finished.
2. Using a rattail comb, begin by sectioning off the hair at the back of the head. Clip or pin the rest together on the top of the head.
3. Comb the hair down and clip to the desired length.
4. Once you have clipped that layer, section off more hair which will fall over the first layer. Clip this layer to line up with the under layer you just clipped.
5. Continue layer by layer until the entire head of hair has clipped. Brush the hair and clip any stray hair.
6. Brush the hair in the front and trim according to the desired look. Allow the hair to air dry.

Here's another makeover using a different doll with thicker hair.
1. I have several of this same doll, so I wanted to distinguish them, starting with the hairstyle.
2. Using the instructions above, I've trimmed her hair to the desired length.
3. Kathy came with bangs already cut, so all I needed to do was to style the rest of the hair. I decided on a modern Brigitte Bardot. I sectioned off the hair at the front, pushed it up and, using a tiny butterfly clip, I pinned it. Here are all four views of the style.

"No cut" Hairstyle
Here's another proposal from EahBoy. The idea is to give your doll a shorter hairstyle without scissors. That's perfect because dolls hair does not grow back when you cut it. So instead of clipping Jourdan's long, lovely locks, I decided to give her a trompe l'oeil dramatic 'do.
1. Comb the doll's straight up.
2. Tie into a pony tail high on the head. I prefer to use twist ties instead of rubber bands. It's easy to remove it later and doesn't get tangled in her hair.
3. Take out a small lock of hair and wrap around the twist tie at the base of the pony tail.
4. Brush all around  the head.
You can add a scarf or, in this case, a length of beads to the base of the style for added glamour. I like this look a lot!

Easy Curlz
I've done boil perms with pipe cleaners and with braids. Unfortunately, the dolls that suffered through this all ended up resembling the bride of Frankenstein. Especially since we're talking style, I want soft, loose curls. After trying a few different methods, I returned to the way my mother curled my hair when I was a small child.....with twisted paper (grocery) bags! Craft paper is good because it won't fall apart throughout the process. For Apple, my resident My Scene doll, I cut 1-1/2x5 inch (39x127mm) strips, fold them lengthwise and twist.
1. Wet the hair slightly so that it's easy to work with. Starting at the back of the head, section off each lock and wind the hair around the paper twist.
2. Roll up to the scalp then tie.
3. Continue along the neckline, then proceed to the next layer.
4. Continue until all the hair has been rolled.
5. Prepare two small bowls of water. One should have boiling water and the other cold. Dip the doll's hair in the boiling water and leave in for about 10-15 seconds.
6. Remove from the hot water and immediately dunk into the cold water.
7. Towel dry.
8. Allow the hair to air dry. Inasmuch as it's summer, I sat Apple outside in the sun to speed up the process.
9. When the paper twists are dry, the hair is pretty much dry as well. Untie the twists and remove.
10. Instead of using a comb, I used my fingers to loosen up the curls.
11. The result is just as I remember my own hair when mom removed the paper twists. Apple's hair is soft and shiny. Her curls are soft and lovely.

Barber Shop
My fellas got into the act this year.  I discovered flocking on Phyllis's blog, A Day In the Life of My Dolls, after she flocked a couple of her dolls, I've been wanting to try this technique for quite awhile. I really hate those molded plastic hairdos Mattel is now putting on their Ken dolls. So I decided to flock a play line Ken because---I like the look of real hair!


Here's my guy in his original state.
1. I decided to make my own flocking. I had some hair left over from a wig making project. I cut it into very tiny pieces onto a sheet of waxed paper.

2. I slathered on a layer of ModPodge all over the doll's head.

3. Next, I sprinkled, then patted on the flocking. You can allow this to dry and add another layer of glue and flocking.

When it's all done, here is what my guy looks like. It's not the "clean cut guy" with the Weatherman style haircut, but instead, a beach boy with wind blown hair!

On a doll with a short cut, like Larry here, the everything looks very natural!


And while we're at it.... The problem with Ken dolls is that they are all clean shaven. I don't really like bushy beards on dolls, so I created something more natural looking. I used a dark brown watercolor pencil and wet brush to add a bit of stubble to Larry's face. This is quite easy. You simply dab the brush to make a series of specks above the lip line and on the chin! I also filled in his eyebrow line for a thicker brow.

Dolly Hair Stylists:

Photo: damnfunnypics.com


There are plenty tutorials on styling dolly hair if you know where to look.

Every After High Boy has numerous tutorials including:
How to Cut a Short Bob
How to Curl Short Hair
How to Cut Layers

"MakingKidsToys" has explored nearly every the A-list pop star and trendy urban hairdo on the planet. She has replicated the signature hairstyles of Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, just to name a few for Barbie. Especially good site for those of you in search of "younger" edgy, dolly 'dos.

On her, A Day in the Life of My Dolls, Phyllis provided link for flocking: Chrystal Desilva's tutorial can be found by clicking HERE

Long before Mattel came out with cornrows Ken, our friend Muff of Hey, It's Muff, did her own tutorial on this hairstyle with a post entitled, "Flock Yo Cornrows. You can find it by clicking HERE

On your mark. Get ready. Makeovers for everybody!!!!



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21 comments:

  1. I love this! Doll makeovers are so much fun, and definitely something my little bunch will be undergoing in the future!

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    1. Oh yes, Erin, doll makeovers are really a lot of fun!!! I've been playing with this for a couple of weeks now and so far, there's no end in sight!

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  2. Viewed the links you provided in this blog and came across "17 cool things to make with glue gun". In a moment of madness/inspiration your idea for a shower jacket made from a freezer bag and the amazing Iris van Herpen video in your previous blog sprang to mind. I also viewed an idea for making shoes from several layers of clear nail polish, they appeared to be rubbery when dry. Or could you use those plastic comfort inserts for shoes perhaps. The clear gel dresses with raised black lines that moved like fabric blew me away. Just a thought.

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    1. Wow Karen, those are some really good ideas. I did come across liquid resin, but felt it was way too toxic, but I hadn't thought about layers of nail lacquer or glue. I had another idea about using layers of acrylic house paint (inspired by a Martin Margiela jacket I saw), I just haven't gotten around to seeing if it will work on a 1/6 scale. But I'll definitely explore this idea more! Couture for the 21st century!

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  3. Hi April! I love the nail paint tip! I've been thinking for a while to paint my dolls' nails, but I never thought of using a watercolour pencil. I also have some dolls that I'd love to change their lip color, so I must give it a try.

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    1. Monstercrafts, I've seen other collectors raising the question about painting doll fingernails. I suppose you could dip a toothpick in a bottle of nail polish. But this way, with my box of 24 pencils, I've got lots more choices. These watercolor pencils are brilliant because they melt in water.

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  4. You have been very busy. Ingrid looks good. Such a good job. I like that her make up is muted.

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    1. Thank you Jaye. Some of my dolls have way too much makeup and other, not enough. But of recent, I've noticed the trend on the catwalks points to the no-makeup look. I didn't want to remove everybody's makeup, so I decided to buy a couple doll heads with blank faces to do my own "fresh scrubbed" look. The second doll head (AA) arrives this week. Not sure what I'm going to do (Alicia Keyes inspired perhaps), but you'll be seeing her when I'm finished.

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  5. Witaj! Dziś to prawdziwa uczta dla każdego, kto chce stylizować swoje lalki! Pokazałaś wspaniałe metody makijażu, skracania włosów, układania fryzur a nawet zrobiłaś prawdziwe włosy Kenowi! To wspaniały post! Na pewno skorzystam z podanych tu sposobów! Dziękuję bardzo i pozdrawiam!

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    1. Olla wrote:



      Hello! Today is a real feast for anyone who wants to stylize their dolls! You showed great methods of make-up, shortening of hair, putting on hairstyles and even making real hair Ken! This is a great post! I will definitely use the ways listed here! Thank you very much and my best!

      Thank you, Olla. It is nice to take a break from the clothes and focus attention on dolly beauty! After all, makeup and hairstyles are all important part of fashion....and it is just plain fun! I have a lot of dolls so, I think I'll be busy for the rest of the summer touching up everybody's makeup. The idea for the Ken dolls came at the last minute. I'm so happy with the results I'm thinking about getting a few more playline Kens to experiment with! Always great hearing from you. See you soon!

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  6. April, what a fantastic post! I've always wondered about nail stickers for temporary tattoos. I've thought about sealing them with Mod Podge if I like them enough.

    I also like Denisa Medrano for hair styling, and The Eternal Snow Kiss has a great video on doll bangs. I just got back into re-rooting after a hiatus, and I did my first Ken doll with chin-length hair... and if I remember to, I can share how I did that. I also have a "cheap and easy" way to do doll haircuts, which I learned from Chad Alan... I think in the video where he makes a Toylor Swift Barbie.

    Anyway, so excited to check out the dolly hair styling videos! Layers are something I haven't mastered... but really want to.

    XOX0,

    -- Sarah

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    1. Sarah, I am soooo happy to "see" you again. I anxiously await a new post from you on your blog. I'll be sure to check out your suggested hairstylists. When I tattooed the first doll, I thought I wouldn't want it to be there for very long. But in time, it complimented everything the doll wore. So you're probably right to want to seal your results. In any case, the temporary tattoos aren't expensive so your dolls can change up their "ink" as many times as they want without all the pain the humans go through!!!

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  7. Great article! I have a question. On the "no cut" hairstyle, when wrapping the one strand around the twist tie, how did you get the strand to stay wound around the ponytail? I have a reproduction vintage Barbie whose hair came undone and I don't want to spoil the look.

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    1. Thank you. For the no cut hairstyle, after wrapping the stray strand around the ponytail, I used a hairpin (cut down to size) to hold it in place. You can either take a regular hair pin, cut it down to 3/4" (2cm)then squeeze the rounded end in a bit OR you can make your own with a piece of craft wire. Since the hair can't "grow" back and thus far, I have not successfully rerooted any doll, I also tend to hesitate before cutting my dolls' hair, so I completely understand!

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    2. Thank you so much! I have learned so much from your site - you really should write the book!

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  8. I love doll makeovers! One thing you should keep in mind though, some paint and pencils can stain the dolls, that's why people use sealers (not just to seal the final result, but to seal the clean face as well). I've seen someone use a cheaper and safer alternative to prime dolls for removable makeup: soap. She moistened a solid dye-free soap and rubbed it carefully to obtain some soap goo with no lather. She brushed this over the dolls and let it dry completely before applying the makeup. It's completely invisible and washes off in a blink.
    Thanks for the credit on nail art tattoos, although I'm certain other people did that before me. Yours turned out beautifully! I tried both temporary tats and water decals and I have to say water decals are easier to apply, but harder to find in doll-appropriate designs. Word of caution - please change the "acetone" to "alcohol" in that paragraph, you do NOT want to use acetone on hard plastic, unless you're going for the Freddy Krueger look.
    That reminded me, I have some angel wings back tattoos to put on a Barbie-sized doll, a MH and maybe a Tonner if the size fits. Only one set, so many dolls who want them.... I have to do a poll to choose who gets them.

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    1. Again, I apologize for taking so long to respond to your comment. I always appreciate your feedback. First of all, BlackKitty, you are the only person I've seen on the internet with the brilliant idea of using nail art for doll tattoos. So I credit you for this brilliant idea. I've been so thrilled as to how it came out.
      Thanks for the tips regarding the sealant alternative. My idea for this post was primarily to paint over existing paint which I assume would protect the vinyl underneath. Also, I started out using inexpensive watercolor pencils which, I read, didn't have as much pigment as the professional grade ones. But I always like the idea of protecting the doll (given how much money I have invested in them), and I'm always a fan of homemade alternatives, so I will incorporate this into my text here.
      I did not want to do a real "repaint" post because 1) there are so many other really good ones around and 2) I think I need to do several more myself and 3)judging from a few of the horrors I've spotted on eBay, I think the average person with no art training might not be able to do a great face from scratch. In any case, thanks for the tips and comments.

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  9. Another fantastic post (don't know what I was doing that I missed the email last month)
    I've been trying to summon up the courage to repaint a 'spare' Barbie head - this has given me the assurance to colour over the existing paint. I really want a few of my blue-eyed girls to be brown/green/hazel....
    I recently purchased a couple of Gene Marshall 15inch dolls and they have very pale eyes - quite disturbing - and I keep imagining how they would be much nicer with darker eyes.

    I like your comment about "horrors on eBay" - there's one particular UK seller who sells her one of a kind repaints that are so dreadful that I wonder what sort of scars Barbie left on her childhood! The sad thing is that the dresses she makes are rather nice but the faces are bordering on psychotic!

    Well, I'll be heading off to an art shop at the weekend to buy some good quality coloured pencils and fine paint brushes.

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    1. Oh, I just laughed when you mentioned the UK seller. I think people think it's easy to completely redraw and repaint a doll from scratch. When it doesn't come out the way they planned, I think they simply dump it on Ebay. I would be tempted to by the head and wipe it clean again, but usually, the price is too much. But working over the existing features is a great way to get your feet wet and sometimes, that's all a doll needs. Have fun with those water color pencils!

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    1. Glad to know you are finding useful information. Dolls bring so much joy so quite naturally, we like to pamper them...often with new fashions, but sometimes with a day at the beauty parlor! Come back any time!

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