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« on: June 12, 2012 07:46:35 PM »

it has been a WHILE since i have posted any poppets, and that is because i have been obsessing over this one for a really long time.  i got to the point on several occasions, where the thought of poppeting made me want to throw things. 

a while back, i had a giveaway, and the winner was very specific about what she wanted her poppet to look like...her.  it was a super good thing, because i get all weird over every little detail, and she was great with sending me pictures and chatting with me so that together we would be able to make an awesome mini-her.  i hand painted the eyes, made the wig out of wool ease, and i even did some teeny-tiny tattoos!!!!  LOADS and LOADS of trial and error on this one.

so...no more talky-talky...on to the pics!!!







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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012 07:55:29 PM »

Awesome! I love the little tattoos. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012 04:58:11 AM »

She's beautiful and her tattoos make her spectacular.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012 05:42:00 AM »

she is lovely  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012 06:57:39 AM »

thanks guys!!!  because of this poppet, i have a friend who is VERY heavily tattooed, and he wants a portrait poppet as well, so i think i have a tattoo technique down enough to have loads of fun for the next one Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012 07:04:52 AM »

this poppet is beautiful! can I ask - how did you do the eyelids? Mine never seem to come out so well
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012 07:14:47 AM »

this poppet is beautiful! can I ask - how did you do the eyelids? Mine never seem to come out so well

depending on the doll's personality, i cut them different each time.  i will usually cut a circle that is about the same size as the eye, and then cut that circle in half.  then i cut accordingly, sometimes making the half circle shaped more like a crescent.  then i am SUPER careful with the E6000, covering the entire back side of the eyelid, then when applying, i make sure not to get any adhesive on the plastic eye.  a lot of the time i have to continually press down on the eyelid.

i hope that makes sense, lol!!! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012 07:41:23 AM »

She is amazing I love he eyes and her little freckles so adorable. I can never get my eyelids to look that nice. Great job.
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she is so cute! i love her freckles!
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012 02:18:10 PM »

This is pretty darn awesome!!  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012 02:29:04 PM »

thanks again guys!!!  Kiss
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012 05:30:08 PM »

really incredible. this rocks!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012 05:56:55 PM »

Amazing job lanikins!  She looks so real Grin
say...have you done a tut on painting eyes?  I want to start painting my own (ooooGOSH!  Now that would be so cool, being able to paint your OWN eyes Grin), but I'm not sure where to start...
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012 07:12:17 PM »

really incredible. this rocks!!

Amazing job lanikins!  She looks so real Grin
say...have you done a tut on painting eyes?  I want to start painting my own (ooooGOSH!  Now that would be so cool, being able to paint your OWN eyes Grin), but I'm not sure where to start...

AWWWWWWWWWW SHUCKS...thanks so much!!!!!  Roll Eyes

I buy clear plastic eyes, and paint the backside. I use a lot of painting, then scratching...I should probably do a photo tutorial. I think I can make that happen!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2012 08:49:26 AM »

beautiful.  I love her.
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2012 09:51:04 AM »

I couldn't stop looking at her for a good 30 seconds. Can you explain your reason behind her not having a mouth? Would that make it too ordinary looking or is there another reason?
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012 10:29:09 AM »

I couldn't stop looking at her for a good 30 seconds. Can you explain your reason behind her not having a mouth? Would that make it too ordinary looking or is there another reason?

that is the basic style of the poppet...i have stuck to tradition, lol.  occasionally, others will put mouths on them, but i am a sucker for eyes.  the eyes can make the whole personality of the poppet come to life.
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012 10:55:02 AM »

Lovely! As everyone has said, the details are just perfect. What did you make the hair out of?
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012 10:56:18 AM »

really incredible. this rocks!!

Amazing job lanikins!  She looks so real Grin
say...have you done a tut on painting eyes?  I want to start painting my own (ooooGOSH!  Now that would be so cool, being able to paint your OWN eyes Grin), but I'm not sure where to start...

AWWWWWWWWWW SHUCKS...thanks so much!!!!!  Roll Eyes

I buy clear plastic eyes, and paint the backside. I use a lot of painting, then scratching...I should probably do a photo tutorial. I think I can make that happen!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012 11:01:38 AM »

Lovely! As everyone has said, the details are just perfect. What did you make the hair out of?

Grin Grin Grin Grin

believe it or not, that hair is wool ease thick and quick!!!  i separated each strand, ironed it down, and combed it out.  it was a HUGE mess, but i'm really happy with the end result.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2012 07:12:02 AM »

She is beautiful. I'm going to have to try that trick with the hair.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2012 11:51:58 AM »

I need to learn to sew, that is so fantastic
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2012 12:33:57 PM »

I need to learn to sew, that is so fantastic

my sister and fellow craftster, spidermom was TERRIFIED of the sewing idea...until I forced it in her, and she's now getting more projects done than me!!!! in other words...DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!
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I need to learn to sew, that is so fantastic

my sister and fellow craftster, spidermom was TERRIFIED of the sewing idea...until I forced it in her, and she's now getting more projects done than me!!!! in other words...DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!

*taps lip* I do have a bunch of fabric I bought for little to no reason and a machine... What's a good beginner project? I tend to jump in well over my head when trying new things...
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2012 06:08:53 AM »

she's most wonderful!  love her eyes and make up and freckles..and her clothes..and shoes and hair..and and..

 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2012 11:24:31 AM »

This is freaking amazing! Her hair is ... just wow, so jaw droppingly amazing!
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2012 11:51:59 AM »

thanks thanks thanks again!!!!

I need to learn to sew, that is so fantastic

my sister and fellow craftster, spidermom was TERRIFIED of the sewing idea...until I forced it in her, and she's now getting more projects done than me!!!! in other words...DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!

*taps lip* I do have a bunch of fabric I bought for little to no reason and a machine... What's a good beginner project? I tend to jump in well over my head when trying new things...

ya know...ghilie just posted a pattern and instructions to make a cupcake doll, and it is written as a beginner pattern, so if you bounce on over to her site http://ghilie.wordpress.com/, you can get that pattern and get goin!!!  also, feel free to PM me if you have any questions...i'm more than willing to help you out Grin
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thanks thanks thanks again!!!!

I need to learn to sew, that is so fantastic

my sister and fellow craftster, spidermom was TERRIFIED of the sewing idea...until I forced it in her, and she's now getting more projects done than me!!!! in other words...DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!

You've given me tons to think on, first thing next week, I learn to operate my machine!

*taps lip* I do have a bunch of fabric I bought for little to no reason and a machine... What's a good beginner project? I tend to jump in well over my head when trying new things...

ya know...ghilie just posted a pattern and instructions to make a cupcake doll, and it is written as a beginner pattern, so if you bounce on over to her site http://ghilie.wordpress.com/, you can get that pattern and get goin!!!  also, feel free to PM me if you have any questions...i'm more than willing to help you out Grin
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« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2012 04:56:07 PM »

All I can say is wow, WOW! I would love to know how you did the tattoos.
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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2012 06:50:53 PM »

All I can say is wow, WOW! I would love to know how you did the tattoos.

thank you!!!  i didn't have a printer that was worth a poo, so i drew them onto iron-on transfer paper, and just ironed those puppies on!!! Grin
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All I can say is wow, WOW! I would love to know how you did the tattoos.

thank you!!!  i didn't have a printer that was worth a poo, so i drew them onto iron-on transfer paper, and just ironed those puppies on!!! Grin


OMW!  really?  That didn't even enter my mind as something one could do in the doll making world.... Holy Smokes..that's cool!  Man...I need to get out of my little box Cheesy Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012 06:53:53 AM »

lanikins, this is really, really good.
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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2012 05:47:57 PM »

Love her! For a "simple" (I know she is far from simple) doll she is amazing. I just want to pet her hair.
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You did a great job! The tattoos are ingenious! Her hair is also beautiful, and I am so envious!  Grin
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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2012 04:21:36 PM »

She's beautiful. Can I ask though, about the eyes? How big are they and what sort of eyes are they? I am about to try making my very first poppet and I can tell from looking at the poppets here, that the eyes make a big impact. And those are perfect.
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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2012 07:07:55 AM »

She's beautiful. Can I ask though, about the eyes? How big are they and what sort of eyes are they? I am about to try making my very first poppet and I can tell from looking at the poppets here, that the eyes make a big impact. And those are perfect.

i use 15mm safety eyes for all of my poppets.

welcom to the addictive world of poppeting!!!!!!!
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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2012 04:43:42 PM »

Thank you lanikans. I hope I can make a poppet even half as awesome as yours. Smiley


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