She's based on the character from Jem, and represents my first attempt at a 100% from scratch faceup. She's shy, don't stare too hard.I obviously didn't do her makeup to the 100% super 80's authentic Misfits look, but honestly I think she looks sweeter without it.
Rapunzel met up with her on the shelf recently while I was moving things around, so I thought it might be fun to let them show you some of my latest thrift shop acquisitions!
Alright, we'll pretend it's fun, anyway. Don't look at me like that!
First up, we have a bed! Stormer was really excited about this initially. There are grand notions of what could be done with the Little Tykes mansion I got for free (missing the door!), and the notion of actual honest to goodness furniture made it seem like the inspiration bug might finally make me reclaim the house from the two household cats. There was just one problem.
|"I'm gonna need more than a blanket.."|
|"Spot you? Spot you?! Are you NUTS?!"|
|"Look! Look! I'm 'Generic 80's High School Senior Portrait Pose #12!"|
My latest attempt at painting a Monster High doll (model car primer, after acetone wipe down and light sanding. Matte sealant) has been a mixed bag. The paint looks great (if a little texturey) on the doll, but once again, the paint scrapes off in the joints. Even after two coats of sealant, it only took about a half dozen knee bending experiments to start the paint flaking off.
You can see some of the paint flakes on the sheet under Frankie.
Just to end on a higher note, I'll say that so far, my attempt at using Crayola Model Magic for putting horns on a MH head has held up wonderfully! I'll probably go around them with a bit of glue just to make them seat a little better before I start rehairing this first head, just to be sure. Has anyone ever tried sanding Model Magic? I'm curious if I can do some things with texture.