Anonymous: Is there a way to squish or pull vinyl heads into shapes?
Interesting question! Theoretically I suppose you could, but it would take a lot of work. Reshaping vinyl hands takes a bit of effort to get them to stay in the new shape. I would think a head-mold would be more resistant to shape change because they are thicker.
If anyone has ever tried this, please reply or reblog this post!
Anonymous: Is it safe to put vinyl (barbie) heads in the over to cook clay if i sculpt onto it?
Here is a good post about this:
It’s for Monster High heads, but it’s probably the same for Barbies since they are Vinyl heads too.
Anonymous: hello! at my local shop, the only sealants they have to offer contain acetone as a primary ingredient, and they claim to be okay to use on paintings. do you think it would be okay to use on a faceup or should i look elsewhere?
Hmm, I’m not too familiar with sealants containing acetone. I would assume you probably don’t want to use them. I’ve heard that anything with acetone in it can really damage resin and plastics. (not sure what kind of doll you are working on)
I would suggest finding something sans-acetone. Look through the sealant tag to find more info on different options.
itayram: haiii o3o i bought a scaris rochelle yesterday and she came out of her box with her hair all frizzy and gross. i washed her hair several times and decided to try a boil perm or boil straighten her hair, but i read about singing the hair in the pot so i was wondering if i boiled water in a kettle instead and then poured it into a glass bowl, then dunked her head in, would that be okay? and may i have some links for boil perms? thanks!
There are lots of posts here for boil perming:
You can indeed pour the hot water into a glass bowl first! What I like to do, since I have one of those Keurig K-Cup Machines, is to brew just some hot water into a mug (no coffee pod) and that is usually hot enough to do a boil perm.
Anonymous: Is there any tip or hint to make pastels not look smudged? Maybe some special brush, some specific weather, I really don't know but I'm trying to add eye-shadow to a pullip and it always end up looking smudged ;_;
Smudged pastels? Hmm…Are you making sure to seal the face before, during and after? It helps to add pastels in layers, building up the color as you go. The more you try to add to one layer, the more it will probably look smudged.
Anonymous: Mod Podge comes in Gloss and Semi-Matte too! (I actually only found out that it came in things other than Gloss my freshman year of college, I thought it was only shiny for a while) A little bit of gloss over an already-sealed faceup might work well to add some shine to lips and eyes, so long as it and the sealant are compatible!
Thanks for the info!!
Anonymous: Hello,I don't know if this question was asked before so,I'd like to know how can I make piercings on dolls? Or how it's made it (what kind of materials is used) to look like a piercings and the tattos as well too pls? And thank you so much for all your help. :D
All piercing and tattoo tutorials can be found here:
jhudorisa: I'm completely new to customizing dolls and I was wondering if you could recommend something for a first timer to work on. I don't want to jump right in with a pricey doll only to screw it up.
I would recommend trying out a fashion doll first, like a Monster High or Ever After High doll. They aren’t too expensive ($10-$30), and you can redo their face several times if you seal it properly (to prevent staining).
You could also check out your local thrift stores. Sometimes you can find MH dolls there for cheap, and they are usually kind of beat up and needing some love anyway.
Anonymous: Excuse me, but, what is Mod Podge? Is a glue? How to use it in a Monster High?
Mod Podge is a type of brush-on sealant. After applied it will dry matte. In my experience the outcome is a bit rougher with a very much “this has been coated in a sealant” kind of feel to it.
There’s also a spray
This is not a recommended sealant for Monster Highs or BJDs.
Brush on sealants will smear pastels or paint, and the general texture it leaves isn’t very desirable.
I can’t remember the specifics against the spray version, but I believe it was very stick or would leave a fogged/cloudy appearance to the piece? And I believe it might’ve been difficult to get off when used for face ups, but I’m unsure if I’m just confusing it for something else.
Mod Podge (regular, not spray) is good to use on non-face up acrylic-paint based body mods like tattoos, applied only on the area and not on the whole piece. (But from what I’ve heard, body mods on Monster Highs are kinda ehhh in general because they can very easily chip or scratch.)
Thanks for the great information!
Anonymous: hey i need help. my ever after high leg broke can u help?????
I wasn’t able to find any tutorials for fixing this problem. I’m not entirely sure if EAH have the same knees and MH dolls.
This is a leg repair tutorial for MH dolls you can try: