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)

Bratz Pixiez Reroot notes and How I reroot hard heads

Some photos from working on the bratz pixiez: deciding on a widows peak and giving the face a heart shape by bringing the hair down at the ears. the nerve wracking moment when you put in new plugs across the forehead. mspainted hair plans for the client’s consideration based on prototype photos from toyfair and… Continue reading Bratz Pixiez Reroot notes and How I reroot hard heads

Monster High Gradient Reroot- WIP pictures

Catrine gradient reroot – work in progress photos: Paint the head with acrylic + seal with acrylic matte. The acrylic paint chips off in tiny little flakes where you reroot each hole but leaves plenty enough colour at the end. I regret painting over the front line as I couldn’t see some tightly packed original… Continue reading Monster High Gradient Reroot- WIP pictures