Fashion Doll Makeovers: My Scene, Cy Girls, Barbies, Integrity (Charice, Janay, Alyssa) Willow and Daisy, Gene, Alex.

My Ladies -- an Introduction

This is the first page of the first stage of my repaints of the lovely My Scene Dolls -- Chelsea, Nolee, Barbie, and Madison

The photo above is of a Chelsea (red hair, now named Emily), Nolee (dark hair), and Barbie (blonde) in near-completed repaints. The following page will have stages of these repaints posted in the near future.

I never had a Barbie -- their bodies were too unnatural, even for me as a pre-teen, but recently Mattel has come out with a much more hip (literally and figuratively) doll series, and I have discovered the art of doll repainting -- removal of the factory paint and a more painterly approach to the entire face, the most basic step of which is establishing a more natural eye proportion.
Barbie dolls have a lot of dedicated groups, but the new generation of My Scene dolls don't yet, so I started a page for people who have rediscovered their love of playing with dolls with these lovely little ladies (and by extension, Flavas, Get Real Girls, Charice, Janay, Fashion Royalty, and the Cy Girls). If you're interested in joining a Yahoo group with this interest, please click the Yahoo button below:

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Above is a Nolee whose eyes captivated me as is, so I've kept her as a model -- My Spanish Princesa; closer look at her farther down the page. Another one I've recently acquired and have to save as is, with factory paint, is the lively Delancy, who's currently sitting in a brass champagne glass....

Stage one of this doll coming along -- the prototype for a series

I have not yet 100% completed any of them and am planning to get a group of them finished before considering selling any of them.

Stage 2
Underpainting after sanding first layers of underpainting (as in rough stage 1)

With the Princesa modelling the gown I crocheted and which dragged me into the world of doll repaints.

Now, although the doll you've seen in progress here is identifiable, she isn't quite ready to meet the public, so watch this space to see this and other dolls take on lively features.

Speaking of lively, when I first started working with the ladies and made a dress, trying it on several of them, one of them ran off with it overnight: it was a week before I found it where she'd dropped it!

Yes, I'm Irish, and yes, dolls really do come to life!


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Works in Progress and Recommended Books
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Clothing: Sweaters
Clothing: The Fur Salon
A Meeting of the Minds: A diorama -- a book left in a theatre is picked up by (who has now become) Barbara Muņeca
Diorama: it gets disassembled and evolves....
  • a rest time backstage,
  • a Chinese New Year Venue,
  • a Saint Patrick's Day Venue
Luisa's Story: How I Rescued a Doll and Overcame a Lifelong "Barbie: the doll" Antipathy
Sixth Scale Couture
Brenda Giguere's Wonderful Parallel Universe

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