Nov 222012
 

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I am almost done customizing JADE, my Blythe Emerald. I am so in love with this dolly, I think it’s because of her emerald hair which is a unique color!

Her scalp is still unattached to her head in this photo, and still is. I am not done boggling her eyes yet and giving her her 3rd eyechips set.  Here’s what I’ve done for JADE:

 

Opening of head carefully, scalp removal.
Sand-matted her face.
Lips curved.
Gaze corrected.
Nose given holes.
Curved philtrum.
Sightly opened her eyes socket.
New eyelashes.
2 New set of eyeschips by coolcat. I both love the 2 sets!
Airbrushed eyelid with deep green as base and with gold combination as coating.
Sleepy eyes.
2 Classic pullrings.
Made her a pair of earrings.
Sealed her face by airbrushing it with a special matte varnish (German made).

I have tried using Mr. Super Clear UV CUT FLAT but I DID NOT LIKED IT! It has a very sticky finish causing dirt to easily stick to the doll’s face. So I had to resand her face and airbrushed it with the special matte varnish that I normally use.

Oct 092012
 

This is Gabrielle, Gabby for short. My husband gave her the fullname, I the nickname. She was an original Simply Vanilla Neo Takara RBL.

So what’s so special about Gabrielle? Because she’s my first Costumized Blythe so she’s a One of a kind Blythe or Blythe OOAK as they’re called once head and whole face was given a new touch.

All works done to her wasn’t for the ‘ fainted heart ‘ because it’s a pretty expensive doll (reason why most collectors are adults) . Faceplates, eyes, body, etc are being sold on doll specialty stores, especially on eBay…..so of course you can buy them. But the thought of having different parts coming from different sources..hmm, well…for me it is still okay!

I have several Takara RBL that I’ll be giving a full face-up and new hair (mostly mohair, yes!) so I might put up a few for adoption too. I know that I’, not going to stop doing a face-up now that I am enjoying doing it (^0^)