I thought she was quite a pretty girl but can understand that Steve wanted a new look for her because the default girls can lack 'personality'.
Here she is during the carving process. You can see that I've carved her mouth, given her a philtrum, a small chin cleft, as well as a button nose and nostrils. I also made her eyeholes a tiny bit larger at the top. This is a photo showing her prior to sanding:
Then comes the sanding. It takes a lot of work to get the plastic nice and smooth again after all the carving. But once that's achieved, the makeup is next...for this I use good quality artists chalk pastels and seal it several times as I go along using Mr Super Clear Flat sealant from Japan. I also gave her four new sets of eyechips from Brain Worm and Cool_Cat, new soft long dark eyelashes, I 'boggled' her eyes and gave her 'sleep eyes'. I painted her eyelids with four layers of pearly cream coloured artists acrylic paint. I also washed and conditioned her hair, then cut it to about waist length. I also gave her a fringe as I think Blythe has such a big forehead that a fringe softens the look of that expanse of plastic!! Here she is with damp hair but showing her new makeup:
Here you can see her sleep eyes and her painted eyelids, as well as her lovely long lashes:
I think she has a cheeky little face, especially in this next photo!
It was quite windy when I took these photos, so she has hair everywhere!!
Showing her special pale pink eyechips:
Dark brown eyechips:
A 'before' and 'after' comparison:
Finally I made her a new outfit to go home in, it consists of the little smock top and matching shorts, both made from blue and white seersucker which has tiny 'summer' themed motifs on it, long red and white stripy stockings, a red hair bow clip and white 'leatherette' boots.
Steve has seen her photos and is very happy for me to share her on here, in fact it was his suggestion for me to do so.....I hope he'll be very happy with her when she arrives home to the UK!!