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

Teflon tape to fix floppy dolls

Teflon tape is one of the more important tools in a doll collectors arsenal, it’s a tape that won’t melt plastic or degrade and that can be pulled into a very fine string to fit around floppy joints, around necks that need re-inforcing and for holding glued things tightly together while they dry (snapped barbie… Continue reading Teflon tape to fix floppy dolls

Carving hip joints or How to get a bent leg fashionista barbie body to sit down

How to get a bent leg nu!fashionista body to sit down: You’ve probably seen this before with @dollsahoy‘s Disney dolls and @oak23?s Fashionista mods but here are some closeups just to add to the knowledge. This is pretty in Python fashionista with a slightly bent leg so she can’t sit: I cut + shave with… Continue reading Carving hip joints or How to get a bent leg fashionista barbie body to sit down

Review: 14 joint 25cm body

Review: $2 14 joint 25cm body. It’s an odd one with some really good features (very poseable) but also very noodly aesthetic and unusual “inbetween” size for fashion dolls.   Size comparison: Fits classic Barbie shoes   The neck needs modding so that most fashion doll heads aren’t angled upwards: Skin tone comparison: barbie ultra… Continue reading Review: 14 joint 25cm body

Wraparound petal fairy skirt for dolls

This is a classic no sew ribbon skirt with pieces taken from 10cm fabric roses knotted in first then ribbon added in between. It was then clipped down and ironed at low heat (with my hair iron) to fold the rose petals. I had bought the fabric roses to make hair clips but they turned… Continue reading Wraparound petal fairy skirt for dolls

Quick Review: $1.50 fashion doll fur coat

  Cons: mess from the factory and sheddings from the faux fur need removing on arrival collar has not been finished (hemming would make it too bulky but it could have been singed instead) a little bulky on barbie large, contrasting hook and loop tape unlined (red and black versions may stain vinyl) Pros: multi… Continue reading Quick Review: $1.50 fashion doll fur coat

Neck grafts to make a doll head fit a different body

This is 80’s – early 90’s Steffi by Simba Like many Simba fashion dolls she comes on a body with a large spherical neck knob like this: Which means that when you rebody her on standard fashion doll bodies modelled on Barbie, her head is too low down on the neck: Enter Fakie who’s neck… Continue reading Neck grafts to make a doll head fit a different body