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Here’s my Doll Chateau Snow Nymph painted. She did let me give her freckles, but it took a few tries. She’s absolutely perfect. I may still blush her fingers, but I’m undecided at this point…

Her name is Melody, and I’ve shelled her in a doll before but it didn’t work out so I sold her original shell like 2 years ago (she was a 60cm Obitsu Gretel, and my first BJD). I had been on the hunt to re-shell her since then, and finally I got her!

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A couple of portrait shots of Melody once again. This time with her glasses on though! Yes, Mel does have glasses, she just wouldn’t wear them with her old wig as they are a little too big. With this wig they hook into the thick hair and stay in place quite well. 

Melody is a Doll Chateau Snow Nymph with clothing by Angell-Studio, eyes by glastic, and face up and wig by me. 

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I made Mel a new wig. I loved her old one, but it was simply too small on her head. The mohair is a lot more orange in real life than in these pictures. I always wanted her to have a longer mohair wig. 

I didn’t have a leather working needle, so I used a regular sewing needle. My fingers hurt so bad by the time I was done, even though I used a thimble!

Either way, I’m really proud of how it turned out, especially as my first wig. I don’t think I’ll make more wigs, I’m just going to stick with face ups I think…

Melody is a Doll Chateau Snow Nymph, clothing by Angell-Studio, eyes by Glastic, and face up and wig by me. 

These are all of my currently used face up materials. I seem to be a whore for different colors of pastels and eyelashes.

I think I have 22 different types of eyelashes ranging in various colors and styles. The human falsies are my premium eyelashes, but I don’t charge extra for them. I actually love applying eyelashes usually.

Material brands include:

Pastels

  • Schminke
  • Winsor & Newton
  • Unison
  • Daler Rowney

Model Color Acrylic Gloss

Watercolor

  • Supracolor Soft Pencils (phasing out)
  • Koi 

MSC

PearlEX Shimmer Powders

Glue

  • PVA 
  • Super Glue

And that about covers the brands. I have over 100 different colors of pastels (I recently got more so I don’t know how many I actually have right now). The sketchbook is for grinding the pastels on so I can dip my brush in them.

I also have about 11 different colors of PearlEX shimmer powders, all of the interference line, and then some of the regular colors. I want more!