Saturday, February 26, 2011
So you know how I am. I like to do things and then read the instructions... and I can't wait, I like things to happen NOW and waiting is hard... specially when waiting takes so long! When I ordered my Blythe I ordered the same day 3 sets of eye chips to change her eyes to brown (just like me) thinking it will be just receiving the doll and changing the eyes... boy I was wrong!
Once you try it you start wanting to change all!
Luckily I had most of the things needed to customize her. After trying to remove the eyes following this tutorial and just being able to change one and then I decided to remove the shine of her skin with a very soft sanding paper because I had read somewhere that you could do it that way or apply matte spray.. I didn't like the idea of matte spray so I went for the sanding. I couldn't do it properly with her head on so I had to open her. It seemed so easy! I couldn't... so I went and checked another tutorial, following the instructions carefully (which I don't do very often!)
And I did it!! Since she was already opened I thought I should do some lip carving, I don't like the standard lips they come with. The yellowish makeup wasn't entirely of my likeness so I change that too for a dark brown.
I repainted the lips and I even added a beauty mark that I have below my lips, a little bit of shine and blush and closed her head. I tried again with the eye chips and this time I could do it!! (I realized you have to really let the silicon cool before attempting to remove the eyes). After closing her I read that you could get her lazy eyes by letting the spring loose and attaching a cord.. but I was to lazy to open her again. I may do that another day.
So here she is before the transformation... and how she is now. What do you think? Not bad for being my first time, right?