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Topic: day of the dead ~ upcycled vintage glamour doll! pic heavy....  (Read 9295 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2011 02:11:59 PM »


« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2011 10:42:41 PM »

Thanks erica_tattoos  Cheesy As you can see - you truly inspired me!

If anyone else would like to try their hand at painting a plastic doll this is what I did:

1. I painted the head with gesso to start off with. Let it dry.

2. I then layered on white craft paint - about 4-5 layers. Let each layer dry properly.

3. I then did the details with acrylic paints.

*For my next doll head I'm going to go with a more gradual build-up of the white paint layers, and for the face I'm going to water down the paint a tad - think it'll give me a smoother finish. I also need to buy some super thin paint brushes for finer detail work*
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« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2011 09:01:45 AM »

this is awesome! My mom used to have dolls like these...wonder if she still has them...

« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2011 12:29:55 PM »

I *KNEW* this was your work, just by the thumbnail! She's divine. I adore her!

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aww thanks foxy!

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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2012 03:01:39 PM »

Beyond amazing i love day of the dead and i adore that doll
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2012 06:56:29 PM »

Wow, you definitely turned her into something magical.  I'm envious of the recipient!

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