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Topic: And her name is B. Pudding.... A mannequin repaint story  (Read 1681 times)
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« on: August 16, 2012 10:52:32 AM »

She is a decoration for my new studio...so she goes here? We need a craft room decor section! LOL!
I've wanted a mannequin since I was a little girl...which was a very long time ago. A friends mom was cleaning out and moving out of the country and wanted to get rid of her mannequins. I had room for one(not really) and I chose her.
Now as you can see she started out from the 70's(like me!) so I was kind of excited to be able to repaint her too.....and then that's when things went horribly wrong.
Her blush came off so well I had no idea what was to come.... I started removing her eyebrows when I noticed grey paint spreading everywhere. So what did I do? I cleaned more! It wasn't grey paint..... it was the base metal. I removed the paint to the metal on the forhead! I couldn't breathe.... I whipped out my paints. Nothing matched! Nothing covered! It took me 2 hrs of layering and praying to cover and match the rest of the face. I almost kissed her when I was done! Once that nightmare was over I used real cosmetic pigments for the eye shadows and I replaced the eyelashes with fuller ones. The wig isn't permanent because I want to be able to change it out and I like it! I used acrylic paint for the liner, real blush for... well the blush, I put a red base for the lips then I used a red eye pigment mixed with glue for the lips and nails.
She was a handful but I love her!

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012 12:11:04 AM »

What a cute addition to your craft room and I'm fascinated to hear your story.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012 07:49:08 AM »

I just love the face you have done on your mannequin, she looks like a model now.

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012 12:35:02 PM »

Thank you! I want to do another one now!

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012 09:19:35 AM »

love her!

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