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

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

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

Rerooting tips (a walkthrough of my latest reroot)

This was my latest comission, I was sent the anime picture and was told it was going to be a Star Darlings Sage so I measured everything on my own Sage (from @dollsahoy thankyou! – they didn’t get a release in france outside of disney stores as far as i can tell) then was asked… Continue reading Rerooting tips (a walkthrough of my latest reroot)

Glue removal for Monster high or other Mattel dolls with glue in their heads using talc

This works with both the white and yellow glues but it does have to be disintegrating and therefore sticky. This won’t work if the talc can’t stick to the glue. Put on some clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in talc and use a face mask if you have asthma. Put your thumb over… Continue reading Glue removal for Monster high or other Mattel dolls with glue in their heads using talc