I’ve kind of always wanted a Blythe, I don’t really know why but I just really like them XD
There is an advert on TV here at the moment which features some puppets that look a lot like them too and James’ Dad is convinced that I look like the main one, it’s so cute!
They’ve always been out of my price though so when I saw Blythe/Littlest Pet Shop Cross over in a toy shop for $20 I thought it was a golden opportunity to indulge and give it a make over 😀
This is how I turned this…
Into this! 😀 😀 😀
I used this pink glitter paint to give her eyeshadow and subtle blush. I did her lipstick with my favorite nail polish! I undid her hair fluffed it out a bit to see how much volume I could get.
I did a little test run to see if I could dye her hair and as it turned out it was really easy!
After sectioning up the top area which would later be used for the hime pouf I combed through her hair.
Using the same dye I use for my own hair I added the pink gradient. But instead of washing it out, I left it to dry over night.
After brushing through the next day it was all soft, bouncy and exactly the way I wanted! 😀
I experimented with a couple of ways to put her hair up, at first I was going to use a rat inside made of tissue paper but it was too hard to keep in place.
So after tying the rest of her hair back and considering the fact that she’s a doll and it doesn’t really matter if her hair sustains long term damage I just teased/backcombed the hell out of it!
After hair spraying the crap out of it this is what I got…
And with her hair out…
Last thing I needed to work out with her hair was put some bouncy curls in! I covered her up in some thick paper towels so nothing was damaged.
Then using disposable chopsticks I curled up her hair and held it all together with an elastic. After everything was secure I spent about 10 minutes with a hair dryer heating up, cooling down, heating up, cooling down, heating up, cooling down etc ^_^ This was enough to reset her hair without melting it. Very similar to styling synthetic hair pieces.
So the result of all that work was this:
And from the back:
At that point it was time to work on the finishing touches. Little details like painting her white stockings etc make a big difference to the end result. I thought about doing something with her little shoes but couldn’t decide in the end so I left them.
I stitched up a little dress out of scraps and added some hair flowers. BAM! Mini Violet 😀
Then it was just a matter of painting her dog to match. I coated him in white first…
Then added pink sparkly details and repainted his whole face to look less sad/creepy and more happy/adorable.
And there you have it! I couldn’t be happier with her make over! I think she’s going to be a great edition to this blog too because she’s looks better in photos than the real Violet XD
I asked James to take a bunch of photos of her with his new lens so pic spam ahead!
I made this little hat for her too, tutorial coming soon!
Who wouldn’t want a picnic like this?
Looking longingly out my window at the gel stars that I stare at all day from behind my computer.
So all in all I thoroughly enjoyed my first doll make over experience. I don’t know if I’m completely addicted but having a little army of them would be pretty sweet!
What do you guys think? Did I do a good job on my mini Blythe?