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« on: March 02, 2013 07:22:49 PM »

Lena was an aspiring dancer in the 1920's in a hotel bar.  Her life was tragically cut short when she was caught in the crossfire of a mob shoot-out.  Due to her tragic death she is unable to move on, and wanders the halls of the hotel.  Guests have been known to hear the swish of fringe and the tap of dance shoes...











Lena started out as a (poorly made) Gholia Yelps doll.  I cut her hair and re-did her faceup.  The dress was handmade by me out of cotton and fringe.  I had the shoes from another doll, but they were black and purple so I repainted them to match the ghost theme.  The headband is trim and a wedding pick I found at Hobby Lobby.

C&C welcome as this is only my 2nd custom doll.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013 10:20:04 PM »

She's really pretty! I love her shoes. My sister has the same CAM set.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013 01:17:52 AM »

She's gorgeous and I love the back story.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013 03:37:48 PM »

WOW just WOW
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013 07:52:16 PM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013 10:51:36 AM »

I love the back story!

I love how the look fits with the back story too.

Have you looked for a smaller brush or different paints for the eyelashes?  I know my mother, who does a lot of dollhouse minis, sometimes used our cat's shed whiskers for certain very detailed stuff (she did the faces on her 1" tall nutcrackers with them).  I also read in a couple of the doll forums things about products and techniques to paint finer lines.  There were mentions of mediums to mix with paint to make it flow better, and treatments to do on the vinyl to make the painting easier.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013 01:28:54 PM »

I got a brush from Junky Spot that does nice fine lines. I kind of wanted thicker eyelashes for this girl, though. This is the look I was going for: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-59_WGfnkcr8/TotfFYPbsHI/AAAAAAAAAnk/C97i1KzgJtc/s1600/311519_2451826857292_1300636640_2936495_738949661_n.jpg. The cat whisker idea is a good one! I live with 2 cats so I'll be able to find some shed whiskers around.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013 05:49:07 PM »

very beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013 09:37:17 PM »

I keep coming back to her because I am in love with her dress.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013 10:55:26 PM »

I keep coming back to her because I am in love with her dress.

I totally like the dress too!
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013 10:24:08 AM »

I keep coming back to her because I am in love with her dress.

Aww thanks! I was actually worried about how the dress would turn out due to the simplicity of the pattern and materials. But I got it to work great! This also gives me an idea for the MH swap...
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013 12:20:18 PM »

LOVE! So wonderful!
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013 09:59:16 PM »

Elegance often comes from simplicity :3
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013 09:14:22 AM »

She is gorgeous! Love the story and love the doll! Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013 01:53:29 PM »

Absolutely love her!
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2013 02:17:35 PM »

She is super cool, I feel like she fits well with her back story. Great job!
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013 08:22:58 AM »

HI!

I love the Monster High line and you have certainly done Lena justice with her fantastic story and showstopping threads/accessories...WAY TO GO!   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013 07:03:05 AM »

I looove flappers!!

She is gorgeous.
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