Tutorials for Doll Customizers

Welcome to my tutorial blog! I love scouring the internet for doll tutorials of all kinds, and sharing them with the community. Hope they help you out in some way! Please let me know if you want a tutorial added. [Click on the Tags page to view the different categories.]

March 13, 2014 11:52 am

askerquestioner

moecosette: Hi, I was looking though your blog and noticed that EAH dolls have larger bodies than MH dolls. Do you know if clothes for EAH would fit Blythe-sized dolls, or more specifically, an Obitsu 23cm?

Hello Moevelvet~

I’ve read that the Obitsu 23cm bodies can fit MH clothes, so I would think they could fit into EAH clothes. The clothing may be a tad big around some parts of the body, but I’d think not too bad.

There is more info here on what clothing fits that size Obitsu:

http://w.dolliehsanctuary.com/sanctuary/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9454

11:46 am

askerquestioner

Anonymous: For tha Anon looking for a rainbow wig. I actually bought one about 2 months ago from Happy Camille. It's of great quality and I would totally recommend it to everybody looking for such a specific wig.

Thank you!
Happy Camille does have some nice wigs. They are so soft too!

11:43 am

askerquestioner

Anonymous: Sorry for troubling you when you're busy. I just wanted to ask if I should seal/spray a custom twice with MSC after I'm done? Or will one spray be enough? Thank you very much for all your help, this blog is a lifesaver.

I can answer this quickly, so I will go ahead and do so. ^_^

I would suggest a double layer, since that really seals it on there. The extra layer might also catch an edge or something you missed with the first coat.

Personally, I like to do 2-3 base coats before I start working on the face, a coat in-between layers, 2-3 coats at the end, and 2 coats of gloss wherever I apply it. That is personal preference though, and if you are trying to conserve your sealant than you may choose to do fewer layers.

Hope that helps, and thank you so much! Glad I can be of help to people. ^_^

11:03 am February 26, 2014 9:44 pm

retrogradeworks:

I posted a little tutorial for making a simple, air dry clay wig (ie: Model Magic or Creatology).  The clay dries flexible and is super easy to work with.  I know a lot of people weren’t fans of the sculpted wigs, but I loved them, so I wanted to try making my own :D.

Such an adorable wig! Thank you so much for the tutorial on how you made it~

4:28 pm

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to put a quick note up here while I have a spare moment.

I sincerely apologize for the lack of posts, and question answering lately. There are about 30+ questions waiting to be answered, and I promise to answer them all soon.

My full time job just went into overtime, and I haven’t had any spare time to run this blog. Hopefully in the next couple of months my work will slow down, and I can pick this blog back up full time. For now, I’ll try to answer the questions I’ve received during my off-time and on weekends.

Thank you all for being so patient with me, and for all of the new followers joining!The giveaway has to be pushed back another month or so, since some of the giveaway items got lost in the mail. I’m re-ordering them, but it will take some time to get here.

Hope you are all doing well, and working on fun dolly projects!

~Momo the Mod

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February 18, 2014 1:43 pm

askerquestioner

Anonymous: Hi! My sister ruined my Spectra's leg paint. Is repainting them with white spray paint and sealing it with mr super clear a good idea?

fatmammie:

dolltutorials:

I think this would be ok, but make sure to use an acrylic spray paint. (no enamel or anything else that could damage the plastic)

It’s also probably a good idea to give the doll a good washing first, then don’t touch her legs with your bare hands. (use gloves)

Spray sealant first, then the paint, then seal again.

You may still get chipping in places where the joints bend, but I think this method would work as a temporary fix.

Liquitex Titanium White acrylic can be used to patch it. It is EXACLTY the same color and will have the same texture if dabbed on with a cosmetic sponge or cotton swab. Of course, this is best for patching areas where the color is solid, and not where it’s fading out to clear. In that case you would want an airbrush or spray as suggested.

I’ve had to patch my Spectra’s chipped legs out of the box and was so happy to find the perfect color match.

Excellent information, thank you!

11:31 am

askerquestioner

Anonymous: Does EAH got the same neck peg as MH doll? Also I wonder if I could remove EAH doll's head the same way with MH heads? Thanks in advance!

I was not able to find a picture of the EAH neck pegs, surprisingly! :O

I think you should be able to remove the heads in the same manner, but I don’t know what the EAH peg looks like.

Can anybody provide a comparison photo??

Extra info from notes:

kingdomofdolls said: Yes its the same way I’ve rerooted Apple White and its the same peg.

11:12 am

askerquestioner

Anonymous: Any tips/tutorials for repainting a eah doll?

The same process for repainting Ever After High, Monster High (or other) dolls is about the same. EAH dolls have a bit of a flatter face, unlike the MH dolls that have sculpted features. (There are lots of repaint tutorials available here, just poke around the tags section.)

I’d suggest having a good plan before you start, so you know what you want to accomplish. It might also be good to make some light guidelines on the face while you plan things out, that can be removed later (water color pencil is best). Practice makes perfect, so even if you don’t like the first attempt, you can wipe it and try again!

10:59 am

askerquestioner

Anonymous: Hi! My sister ruined my Spectra's leg paint. Is repainting them with white spray paint and sealing it with mr super clear a good idea?

I think this would be ok, but make sure to use an acrylic spray paint. (no enamel or anything else that could damage the plastic)

It’s also probably a good idea to give the doll a good washing first, then don’t touch her legs with your bare hands. (use gloves)

Spray sealant first, then the paint, then seal again.

You may still get chipping in places where the joints bend, but I think this method would work as a temporary fix.