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« Reply #140 on: April 15, 2010 11:15:57 AM »

I received my package from danger.kitty yesterday! Yay!

First up is a loteria card painting and a Santo Muerte Barbie!


Close up (she even has her ax):


Then I found the bottle cap magnets and a  skull fabric brooch to wear:


Last up is a crochet skull hair clip (cute!), luchador notebooks (love 'em!), and a cross necklace.


Thank you so much - I <3 it all!
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« Reply #141 on: April 15, 2010 11:19:48 AM »

How cute is that Barbie?  LOVE it!  Great package all around.   Cheesy
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« Reply #142 on: April 15, 2010 11:46:06 AM »

I am so painting my old Barbie's face like that!! just too clever...wonderful package
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« Reply #143 on: April 15, 2010 11:56:36 AM »

Those little notebooks are to cute!!!
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« Reply #144 on: April 15, 2010 01:37:16 PM »

So, Barbie was originally going to be a praying Virgin Mary.  I searched until I found a Barbie doll that had bent arms and palms that would meet so I could glue them together...I didn't know it would be so difficult!  In the end, the body I found was missing the head but after digging through the basket at the opshop, I found a loose head (with hair down to Barbie's ankles!).  I took her home, gave her a bath, and then removed the hoochie Barbie face painting with nailpolish remover.  The blank Barbie face was a bit creepy and skull like so I decided that instead of just giving her closed eyes and brownish lips I'd revamp her into Santa Muerte!
Painting Barbie's skull face was a long process...she needed several layers of the bone colour first and then I carefully used paint pens for the rest, making sure to let each colour dry in between so I didn't smear it.  At the end, I put on a varnish top coat which made the paint go a bit crackly which I was horrified at to begin with but then thought it looked really good and made her look aged.  If I do another one, I will use the same varnish to get the same result on purpose Smiley
I also made her dress and hooded cloak from patterns I modified to suit the look I was going for and did a hack job of her hair so it wouldn't be hanging out the bottom of her cloak.
The scythe was a last minute addition, made of shrink plastic.
I should probably make an actual post about this somewhere and put up additional pics...
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« Reply #145 on: April 15, 2010 05:13:28 PM »

la Santa Muerte Barbie is amazing.  shoulda known Death was a blonde - lol
(no offense to actual blondes, i used to be naturally blonde)
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« Reply #146 on: April 15, 2010 05:19:47 PM »

How exciting!  My package from MissMuffCake is here Cheesy  I will post pictures later, once my camera battery is charged but will say for now, there are some amazing pieces in there Smiley
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« Reply #147 on: April 15, 2010 09:02:39 PM »

Every creepy girl needs a Santo Muerte Barbie! I have never tried painting on plastic like that before and it seems kinda scary!
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« Reply #148 on: April 16, 2010 04:07:31 AM »

I haven't tried this. but if you were to sweep over Barbies face with cheap nail polish remover just before you were to paint it (let it dry in) then that should theoretically improve bonding of the paint to the plastic, sweeping over it with a flame would do the same, but it would me more difficult as you dont want to melt the hair
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« Reply #149 on: April 16, 2010 04:30:26 AM »

tips that i can tell you about painting dolls:

the acetone can damage the vinyl, especially if you don't wash it off really well with something that neutralizes it.  i heard never to use acetone at all on plastics/resins, even though a lot of people swear by it.  i think alcohol can be used fairly safely, but it's more work scrubbing the paint off.  of course if you are going to totally cover the old paint, then it doesn't matter what you take off.  you can clean the original face with a MisterCleanMagicEra ser and it pretty much may take off extra paint and also lightly scrub the surface to give it a bit of texture. 

acrylics are commonly used to re-paint vinyl dolls but (if you're going for anything remotely realistic) it's best to give a spray of MisterSuperClear (no relation to the previous mister product)... it's a kind of varnish?  i think most USA and canada people buy it at the JunkySpot doll website.  you spray MSC before (so the paint doesn't stain/spread in the vinyl) and after (for sealing/protection). 

these are mainly ideas i have picked up around the doll-collecting websites in preparation for getting into doing realistic doll repaints.  for an art doll like the one shown, of course the alternative techniques worked out, so take this with a grain of salt depending on your artistic intention.
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