Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!
For a long time I've wanted to try my hand at painting some freckles on a few of my dolls. I bought the correct shades of browns long ago even so I could. However, I was just too nervous about actually painting any on. What if they looked silly? However, lately I've been on a bit of a 'roll' with regards to incomplete doll projects that I've had sitting around collecting dust. I have also been emboldened by my recent decision to purge any doll that I am not enamoured with to change the 'so-so' dolls in my collection in order to make them more 'mine' or get rid of them. So... This past Friday I set to work. I honestly just sat down to 'freckle' one doll...
I started with this fella... I think he's cute but he's always had a bit of an 'odd' look to him and he was in the 'purge' pile. So who better to practice on? Right?
Here he is before I got started. I am still bothered by the weird eyeshadow but have been reticent to try and remove it because when I removed some from below his eyes, he got a bit of a yellow tint under his eyes. I started with just freckles but....
Then, after liking my results with the freckles, I decided to add some 'white' to his teeth so he'd look a bit less 'buck toothed' and to add a bit of 'darker' color to his eyebrows. He's still not my favorite doll and may very well still find a new home but I like the improvements. What do you think? Let me know in comments!
So then, I remembered I'd always wanted to add freckles to my Jon Snow doll. When I first got this doll and it started it's life in the doll house as my first inception of Lisa Doll (she since got a 'prettier doll and this one remade, obviously).There were just a few small ink stains on Jon's cheeks I wanted to cover with freckles and so... I also re-did his eyebrows! I did. I love how he came out!!
So then I went on a bit of a freckling, eyebrow painting, hair cutting, wig glueing frenzy!! These are the results... See below. I am totally out of time here this morning so I'll have to let the results speak for themselves!
Till Next Time!