Posted tagged ‘face-up’

So Close!

September 10, 2016

And yet so far! I’m almost done with my latest custom.  I carved.  I sanded. I sanded some more. And more.

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Finally the make-up. Shading, airbrushing, eyebrows. Will I do freckles?  I don’t know.

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I still have eye-chips to do and some other odds and ends. This is the part where I get excited and impatient. Stay tuned…

Back in Business

July 16, 2010

Lids, originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls.

Well, I’m back from IFDC and all those pressing projects and commissions are finally out of the way,(except for Iveta’s…haven’t forgot about you my dear ;-)).

I feel like I can breathe again and decided I will accept commissions again on a very limited basis. I’ve decided I’ll accept two a month and already it looks like August and September are booked so I have 4 more openings for the rest of the year. This means that if you send a doll for me to do during your month it will be completed the same month. I was falling so far behind that that wasn’t always the case.

This will be for face-ups only. I may accept 1 or 2 re-root commissions here and there but it will be a longer wait from when the doll is received.

I’m taking the rest of July off and will work on projects here and there. Perhaps paint my family room and bathroom. Also I want to get back into other forms of creative expression. So maybe I’ll do some artwork. Wherever the wind takes me I suppose.

Now, I briefly mentioned my friend Iveta. She also goes by the title “dolly pimp.” Well, her photography is featured on a clothing line website. Congrats Iveta!

Wendy Dreary came for a fix-up

May 28, 2010

Wendy Dreary came for a fixup, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

This lovely sad girl I customized a few years ago was showing some wear and tear in her photos.  So, I asked her owner to send her back to me to fix up. She really loves her Wendy Dreary and was reluctant at first and said she couldn’t stand to be away from her.  But she finally sent her over.

It’s kind of nice to reunite with what was one of my first Blythe dolls. She was previously a Rainy Day Parade and was the one doll that perked my interest in Blythe. I think I wanted her most of all but went for some less expensive dolls.  I gave in eventually.  Now I know if there’s a doll I really want, I just need to plan on getting it instead of trying to satisfy my want with a cheaper doll.

Eventually, she turned into Wendy Dreary for a collector friend who was wanting me to do a goth girl for her. And Wendy has been very dreary. She got stuck at the post office without a notice to her mom. We wondered where Wendy disappeared to but her mom persisted and she had been sitting at her local post the whole time. So from the start she’s had a rough life in this incarnation.

Now she’s all freshened up and I will ship her back and hope there isn’t another strange ordeal of being lost in the wilderness.

In a Corner

April 21, 2010

In a corner, originally uploaded by sylviecola(trying to catch up.).

Meet Lucy Limeade. Remember a week or two ago I mentioned the factory or proto-type Blythes that I was expecting? Well here she is. Actually,  it’s just her scalp put on a Simply Lilac bait Blythe I had lying around. I’m deciding what to do with the faceplate she came with. I believe it is Tarts and Tea’s. It looks to be natural and the only one that matched to the pictures.

When my factory girls came they had some flaws with the eye-mech where they weren’t turning properly. I have since fixed the little problems.

The other doll I got was a Ribbonetta Wish Scalp on Urban Cowgirl. The eye lids also are RW’s. I’m deciding what to do with her. I fixed her hair. She didn’t have the bangs cut and not much thatching was in place so I sorted that out. I had to give her bangs because her thatching stops midway because she was meant to have thick bangs.

For now I plan to keep my Amaryllis girl. Normally, I find it difficult to bond with my customs unless their make-up is very light. But with this hair, I just have to enjoy it for a while.

Lakshmi

November 3, 2009

Lakshmi, originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls.

This Lakshmi, my Heather Sky. I gave her a new look with carved lips and philtrum and new make-up, lashes, chip ect.
I think she’s a keeper for now. I thought of selling her but she’s so unique.
I was inspired to redo her after giving another HS a re-root in black for a client.
I would like to offer a custom for sale soon. Right now I’m busy with commission work and will squeeze something in between.

Where have I been?

October 11, 2009


Finished for Valerie

Originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls

It’s been ages, I know. I’ve been busy with kiddos and somehow the work has piled up again so I haven’t had much time to blog.

This is a few weeks old. She’s a puki multihead Ante on a brownie body. I did her face-up and think it’s one of my best because of the teeny tiny detail. I almost went blind doing it.

She’s in her new home after a rough trip from the post office. For some reason the packages I sent to San Diego got beat up. I sent 2 different one to 2 different people at 2 different times and both dolls got shook loose or searched or I don’t know what. Thankfully they didn’t suffer any damage and they were insured. Now I’m hesitant to send packages to San Diego. Priority mail took a week and I’m in a neighboring state.

Well, I’ll post more pics of projects soon.

June 9, 2009

Jet

Good evening fellow Blythe fans! I have a new custom doll for auction and I went ahead and put her up for auction at that evil bay place. I’ve been boycotting over there for some time but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an equal venue for the exposure it could get. There is a new auction site called TIB-X which is off of Thisisblythe.com but it hasn’t picked up much so far. I had high hopes for it too but there were quite a few sour grapes over them shutting down the previously hopping Buy and Sell thread.  I don’t mind it because I thought it would be a nice alternative to eBay but so far not much.

Until then, I decided to sacrifice this lovely because I had a couple people ask me about her and wanted to give everyone an equal shot and taking her home.

She’s had the following work done on her:

  • Dyed her original hair to jet black.
  • Sand-matted, gaze adjusted and sleep eyes added.
  • New airbrushed make-up around eyes, lids, cheeks and lips. Additional hand painting and glossy sealer on lips. Her eyes have purplish plum shadow around them and grassy green on lids.
  • Make-up is sealed with Mr Super Clear UV flat.
  • New lashes
  • Carved lips and philtrum
  • 4 sets of Cool Cat eye chips with foiling behind them.
  • New pull charms.
  • Hand made dress shown in picture also made by me and included.

I made the dress and it took the longest and I’m still a novice sewer. Hats off to all my favorite etsy sellers who make such beautiful well made clothes. I hope I can get at least half as good as the many talented folks over there.