Saturday, December 12, 2015

A bit of face painting!

When I was over in the UK at the Chat n Snap, a very dear dolly friend of mine asked me if I would redo the faceup on one of the BJDs that she'd brought with her.  The doll in question is a Custom House Petite Ai, I think the mold name is Gabby but I'm not 100% on that.  Anyway, the doll still had her original faceup which I think was from about 2003 and although it wasn't in bad condition it had faded quite a bit and as a result looked very pale.

I was reluctant to remove a perfectly good faceup so I suggested that perhaps it would be better if I enhanced it a little and gave her new eyelashes as the original ones were also pale and faded.

I only brought home the dolls head so please forgive the fact that she doesn't have a body to pose on and is actually using a glue bottle!!!

Here is the before photo:


And here she is almost finished, just needing applied upper eyelashes.  I decided to just basically thicken and darken her brows and bottom eyelashes, I gave her new colour on her lips and then I gave her quite a bit of blush to hopefully 'bring her to life'.....


Then I added upper eyelashes.  They are not quite dry here so look wonky, but they are in fact the same both sides!


 I replaced her brown glass eyes with a similar pair that had a lower dome than those she came with, I felt the high dome dominated the eye socket too much and you couldn't see the whites of her eyes much.  She is also borrowing one of my dolls wigs here:






I hope you've enjoyed seeing this little sweetie with her new more colourful look.  Her mum is happy with the finished result so when I can find a box small enough, she'll be heading back home to the UK to be reunited with her body!!! :)


8 comments:

  1. Wow, another amazing transformation Sharon! She is just fantastic and you have brought her to life and a beautiful life! Thank you for sharing the steps with us! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, I'm glad you like her new look. I hope her mum will too :)
      Big hugs xxx

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  2. Fabulous job Sharon. She looks so much more natural now, I bet her Mum's over the moon with the result. Love her in the wig, the glue bottle looks like a polo neck !How easy is it to take off and put back on these dolls heads? That would be my biggest worry!
    Wonderful photo's and a great job thanks for sharing :)xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Dee, glad you think so!
      She said she liked the photos, so hopefully she'll like her in real life too :)
      I thought the same about the glue bottle lid!
      It's usually relatively easy to take off the heads, it really depends on what type of connection they have, some have an 'S' hook which is really easy. I can easily talk you through it though, when the time comes :)
      Big hugs xxx

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  3. You did a wanderfull job, do you think you could do something for my a girl for all time Lydia? She' s a lovely doll but her eyes and eyelashes looks realy "fakes"

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    1. Hi Daniela
      I've not seen a Girl for all Time in real life, do they wear a wig or have rooted hair? If they are wigged, it would be quite easy to change her eyes and eyelashes, well I think so anyway! If you are in EU I would be more than happy to give it a go or talk you through doing it yourself.
      You can email me if you would like to: dambuster0662@gmail.com

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  4. Cute!! I am so impressed with how you've done her eyebrows..so realistic!

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