Well it was only a matter of time before I brought a Kidz n Cats doll to live at my house, thank you to Dee, Jenni and Jessica for enabling me!!! :)
So on Thursday, Grace arrived from My Doll Best Friend in the UK, she got here really quickly because I only ordered her on Sunday! I could see straight away that she had potential and thought I'd just change her wig, maybe I'd tone down her lips a little as they were quite pink! However, never content to just do the bare minimum, I ended up giving her a full makeover.
Firstly I removed her wig, it wasn't a bad wig but it was a little bit shiny and 'synthetic' for my liking, so it had to go. I already had this Monique Gold Roxie in mind for her, the colour is Nearly Black and the size is 8/9 inches. Then I decided to tone down her lips.....but I thought I might as well add some blush....OK, maybe I'd remove the whole faceup and start over!!! So off came the original paint, leaving the tiniest trace of her eyebrows so that I could redo them in just the right place!
Next I thought "maybe it would be nice if she had glass eyes!" So I cut through the 'pate' on the top of her head, removed her head from her body, and cut into the little 'pockets' that hold the original acrylic eyes in place. I removed those 'pockets' altogether, just leaving enough for the eyes to 'sit' on. The eyelashes came off with the removal of the acrylic eyes. Once the eyes and lashes were removed, along with all the original makeup, I sprayed her face with a coat of Mr Super Clear Flat, this gives a nice base surface to work on and to build up the colour. And that was it, I gave her a new look using artist quality chalk pastels and watercolour pencils and I sprayed MSC between stages as it helps the pastels to adhere to the vinyl. Now all she needs are clothes of her own!
I hope you like her....I think her name might be Sian, but not entirely sure yet!