Is this doll I wish to buy actually stolen art?

So you’ve found a doll on amazon, ebay, wish or aliexpress and you’re wondering is this a factory reject, a fakie/knockoff or straight up stolen by scanning an art doll that was lovingly sculpted by an artist, and making copies stealing sales from the original artist? Let’s have a look at the doll, it’s name,… Continue reading Is this doll I wish to buy actually stolen art?

Guest Post: smoothing pony hair (nylon) in general by Tiffy

Cross posted from https://imreadydollparts.tumblr.com/ I’ll try to get this all together in one go…. How to get from: To: Most important is that your flat iron has multiple heat settings. That is 100% my secret. I lucked into the right flat iron about 15 years ago. If it’s just on-off it’s most likely too hot.… Continue reading Guest Post: smoothing pony hair (nylon) in general by Tiffy

Vinyl/ABS BJD who’s legit & who’s counterfeit?

So you’d like a cheap body for your BJD or Anime doll or don’t feel comfortable with resin BJD and would prefer cheaper ABS and vinyl hinged dolls? Here’s who know are legit (so far, please contact if you recognize any recast parts): I’ve only done the girl dolls so far but the two legit… Continue reading Vinyl/ABS BJD who’s legit & who’s counterfeit?

Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1

Barbie “Wonkette”: Success! Décoden caulk in plain white with AB coated 1mm glass beads and 2mm “micro diamonds” sharp facetted AB coated glass. Doesn’t shed. The shimmer effect is *~*amazing*~*. Kept. Draculaura: Mixed. Décoden caulk white with a drip of red which ended up clashing with the face and not looking like icing at all,… Continue reading Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1

Removing the hair from a vintage doll who’s hair has felted/melted together and rerooting a swiss cheese head safely

Cover the faces with tissues when ever you’re working with them as friction from your hands could damage the vintage paint Alternate between tough nail scissors and thinner sharper blades to pracically shave the hair as close to the head as possible: any plugs melted together will rip open a hole so slice between partings… Continue reading Removing the hair from a vintage doll who’s hair has felted/melted together and rerooting a swiss cheese head safely

freckles

I mix two browns, water and matte acrylic sealant with a brush then use one side of some craft tweezers -large size but pointed ends- to make the dots. One dot to test on the little piece of plastic used as a palette, one or two, sometimes three on the doll to vary in size… Continue reading freckles

Quick n dirty tutorial on how to turn a junk Monster High body into parts for Create a Monster

So see the create a monsters up there? one is wearing a draculaura leg and another has lagoona arms (and bits from a clone spider body) You’ll want a hacksaw or dremel with saw bit (wear protection glasses!!!), a grinder or a wire cutter + craft knife for cutting down plastic and a pair of… Continue reading Quick n dirty tutorial on how to turn a junk Monster High body into parts for Create a Monster

How to straighten the hair on a yarn reroot without ripping all the plugs out

Sometimes a yarn reroot doesn’t come out the way you’d like it to. Big Hair works on some dolls and others end up looking like an 80s USA glamour picture. Do not take the shedding brush straight to the hair, it’ll just rip out half the hair plugs even if it’s well sealed in. Grab… Continue reading How to straighten the hair on a yarn reroot without ripping all the plugs out

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Braiding kanekalon for rerooting info

1/ If it’s dip dyed they used something idye poly and it smells like formaldehyde when heated 2/ Don’t strain yourself trying to straightening it: go for the higest setting on your iron (or notch it up little by little until you find what doesn’t burn). That’s a temperature of 200° Celcius on my iron… Continue reading Braiding kanekalon for rerooting info

Photo review: clone disney fairies articulated body

Unknown torso made of solid plastic, vinyl limbs cast from disney fairies made from leftover pellets which means swirling and colours within the plastic, white hard plastic joints. Some flash to slice out at the joints and leftover spruce nubs on the top side of the limbs, occasional line to sand or back-knife off. Fantastic… Continue reading Photo review: clone disney fairies articulated body