HEADING FORWARD….

A month or so back I purchased some BJD doll heads. They had been painted not to my taste but I figured i’d have a go at repainting them.

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This was one of the heads.

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The second one.

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The third one

 

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And this was the forth one, it is bigger than the other three , meant for bigger doll.

So first up was cleaning off the sealer and paint from all the heads.

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It was reasonably easy to do, thank goodness. Three are whats called Fresh skin and one is Oriental skin.

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On my first attempt the lips were too pink and bright. I have really enjoyed painting them but have struggled getting the colours right!

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I decided to paint them all at the same time, it was hard on some to find the correct place for the eyebrows !

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you have to layer everything, when you are happy with something you seal it. so as not to remove it if the next thing you try does not work.

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also when you are working you cannot see what’s happening as clearly as once you take and put on a photo on the computer!

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I decided also to try making their eyebrows to suit the colour of the wig they may land up wearing. Not so sure if this was a good call!

Then just before the weekend a wig arrived and I tried it on the Seola Head and I just loved it on her. So I left the others and carried on with her head as I so wanted to see the head completed and on the body.

So I tweaked her a little more, wished I’d remembered to seal her before I continued as I lost a little of the good stuff I’d done. But decided that she’d do for a first attempted , so sealed her, put her upper eyelashes on and varnished her lips and attached her head to a body.

So here she is , her before photo….

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and her after one.

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I’m quite pleased with her, she needs a little more work and her eyes which are green  but are too dark, so I’ll have to get some more and change them.

 

I am enjoying painting these faces , the great thing is if it looks bad or you make a mistake you can wipe it all clean and start again.

Even write this blog post and looking at the photo’s as made me see that I need to clean a head or two and start afresh. But this young girl I’ll leave for a while as I just love her ‘look’ 🙂

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