I opted not to cut her mane or tail too much, the super long hair fits her nicely I think!
Definitely prefer my rehair, but my stock Ringlet is lovely too!
My stock Ringlet is actually a production variant- her body and paint are more muted than the other version! I specifically wanted the vibrant one for rehairing, so I’m glad that I lucked into finding the muted one with flawless hair to keep stock lol (aside from her pink streaks being pretty faded)
Also spruced up Locket a little more, trimmed her mane and added more of a curl on the ends- much better!
Next up for rehairing is Streaky, or Star Dancer- not sure which I wanna do first.
I’m honestly so happy with this doll. She was in rough shape and I was so worried her neck would break up at so many points. Her hair was breaking up and shedding everywhere. But she was so cheap (for Momoko) and I really wanted a tan Momoko with a fantasy hair color. I don’t know if I want to cut the hair yet.
I could not have got the doll to this point of stability without guidance from @dollsahoy and @oak23 on repairing the neck and removing the head to do the reroot, respectively. Thank you so much for helping me save Florida Momoko!
She’s whole again! I need to find her an outfit now. I didn’t like the spring break looking shorts and halter top she came in, but I suppose she was in Florida. I think she could use some lipstick too, but who knows what color! I’m not hurrying to make up my mind on that.
She finally arrived!!!! The first ever doll I got as a kid was a Brooke Shields doll. I love the doll till she broke into pieces. My doll’s hip joints snapped and there is no way I can see to fix them. I still have her as she is the one that holds all my memories. I got this one because of those memories. Im so excited to have her! . . What was the first significant toy that you remember having? . . . . #artdoll #colourtothebone #colour2thebone #customdoll #customrepaint #customooak #custommonsterhigh #create #doll #dollooak #brookeshields #brookeshieldsdoll #vintagedoll #reroot #monsterhighreroot #kindmonsters #mh #monsterhighrepaint #monsterhighcustom #monsterhighooak #ooakdoll #dollcollector #ooakcustom #ooakrepaint #repaint #tearsofcolour #ooak https://www.instagram.com/p/CNiqKfCrioZ/?igshid=1urylbquzy14v
Hair review: aliexpress.com/item/1005001969835799.html is kiwi not saran, you get 15g (incl weft) so this would be approximately the same as a barbie short hank. I don’t recommend it for tool or knot users unless you seal the knots with glue, kiwi is very slippery. You also get far more hair for your money with the “silk milk” long unwefted listings such as aliexpress.com/item/1005002393836607.html and aliexpress.com/item/4001069091756.html.
Happy Easter, here some visual candy with the Rainbow Crews!
Rainbow High Amaya on 26 joint body. Skylar (head split fixed) and Sarcelle (sunny dyed repainted ) on Cali girl bodies. Alma (elm-jade partially rerooted) and Anita (poppy- head split fixed) on modded yaoilegs bodies. Sunny on a custom @cosmomoore barbie body. Ruby and Willow (violet with head split) are on pale fashionista clones. Custom eyes made from sliced down 12mm irises (11mm in willows case), paper clay mixed with white glue and human sized plastic lashes. I had the opportunity to purchase original eyes but I prefer the hand made ones as they still catch your gaze in profile. I really wasn’t sure about Rainbow high at first, certainly not “$45 a pop, with pleather items to resell and a body type I don’t have clothes for” sure... but was wowed by the hair colour choices, I was on the fence about keeping Alma and Willow but they ended up finding their characters and the right proportions.
The bodies used for the Star Darlings are disney fairy clones, Hasbro disney princess, Simba twilight teens and Bratz. The ones with Star Darlings bodies (except Sage who’s all original from @dollsahoy) have been modded to fit barbie shoes and be able to sit. The ones not wearing Sage’s eyes have 12mm oval eyes. From left to right: Libby, Scarlet partial reroot, Sage, Lavender sage partial rr thistle nylon, Juniper scarlet full rr navy poly, Vega, Anisette vega full rr nymph saran, Mint libby full rr vert nylon, Leona, Dawn leona dyed, Cinnamon leona dyed, Annatto libby dyed. There’s still some repainting and styling to be done but I finally have my rainbow.
In case you’re wondering that’s almost $200, not counting eyes, hair fibre, dye, clothes and other supplies. Then factor in the time spent on repair and customization. There’s a chaotic factor to both crews who don’t look nearly as cohesive as their original intent but sometimes when you’re dressing and customizing dolls it seems to flow towards a certain aesthetic that might clash with the rest but suited that particular doll. I’ve stopped trying to make sense of it =p.
Wanted to try out the textured curls from The Doll Planet after a friend heard me saying I really wanted to see a fantasy color other than purple on a black doll that was also in a natural texture.
This 90s Christie was the winner selected for a test run because she already had the minty color in her eyes. Most of the repaint is in fact just overpaint, obviously, but I had a good time with sparkle.
She has an unintended Styla Blue of Spectra and the Shimmerons vibe, but even Styla has straight hair, so.
Really enjoyed doing this. I have several proper full paint jobs coming my way soon, so look forward to those, perhaps.
A little while ago I also found myself a vintage Peaches n Cream Barbie. The most lovely @grayskullwarriorextra helped me and styled her hair and made her look wonderful!! I dreamed of having this doll when I was a kid. A friend of mine gave me the dress and I just adored it. Unfortunately, when I let my niece borrow the dress, I never got it back. So I have replaced the dress with the whole doll. I just love her. Thank you @grayskullwarriorextra for helping me with her!!!! . . . #artdoll #colourtothebone #colour2thebone #customdoll #customrepaint #customooak #custommonsterhigh #create #doll #dollooak #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #reroot #monsterhighreroot #kindmonsters #mh #mattel #barbie #vintagebarbie #peachesncreambarbie #ooakdoll #ooakmonsterhigh #ooakcustom #ooakrepaint #repaint #tearsofcolour #ooak #peachesncream https://www.instagram.com/p/CM-bLCSr11R/?igshid=t09neds8am57
Unwrapping Frankie once her repaint has finished. This is always an exciting point as the dolls start coming to life and I begin to see their personalities. . . . . #artdoll #colourtothebone #colour2thebone #customdoll #customrepaint #customooak #custommonsterhigh #create #doll #dollooak #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #reroot #monsterhighreroot #kindmonsters #mh #monsterhigh #monsterhighrepaint #monsterhighcustom #monsterhighooak #ooakdoll #ooakmonsterhigh #ooakcustom #ooakrepaint #repaint #tearsofcolour #ooak https://www.instagram.com/p/CM29ZLiFU0T/?igshid=13rsvnpnojzba
Taking a break from working on Geralt, since I need to 3D print the sword, so I’m working on Frida and just finished up re rooting this Clawdeen.
Ghouls, we have reached MAXIMUM volume! I haven’t decided if I want to keep it like this, or pull some plugs out, or maybe cut some length? There’s no glue in right now, so let me know what you think would look best n_n Also, if you have any spare Clawdeen hands, I would like to buy them from you! I think I need 3 :/
Frankie’s repaint is done. I really like how it came out. Although it looks different from my usual face ups and it’s kind of weirding me out. Haha . . . #artdoll #colourtothebone #colour2thebone #customdoll #customrepaint #customooak #custommonsterhigh #create #doll #dollooak #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #reroot #monsterhighreroot #kindmonsters #mh #monsterhigh #monsterhighrepaint #monsterhighcustom #monsterhighooak #ooakdoll #ooakmonsterhigh #ooakcustom #ooakrepaint #repaint #tearsofcolour #ooak https://www.instagram.com/p/CMkuqnMrS9P/?igshid=7hbhsg8pcuzu
Part of me is like “You went monochrome that’s so basic” and part of me is going “How would you dare detract from That Face?” midnight saran is shiny so I can overlook it somewhat. What doesn’t come across in photos is that the upper eyeshadow is barely visible, she has matte lipliner and the lips are glossed + shimmered in such a way that makes the underlip darker and the place where they meet deep purple. It’s such a simple way of using light and shadow to draw multiple colours and imply depth. I think Barbie could switch to shimmer paint on the lips and immeditely lose part of the uncanny flatness, well that and actually looking at real people for reference.
Notes: I know she’s missing some eye white and her lips are slighly off center, i’m afraid to touch it.
Rerooting black on black is like textile work with black: squint-hope-beg-still lose your place, I had to leave the scalp slightly brown or I wouldn’t be able to see a thing.
Reference: Barbie collector size head, no splits or other complications, slowed down slightly because it’s hard to work with black. 3h30, 1.5 hanks of midnight saran cut in 3 = butt length.
2h30 of half selecting plugs on my finger then root in for precision areas, half place the hair against the head drag a little hair and push. 1 hank of midnight black saran cut in 3. I'll add a parting then decide if coloured highlights would detract from the face. Felt good to reroot again but we'll see what my arm and shoulder have to say about that tomorrow lol they're pretty loudly annoyed tonight.
Night all. Hope you have moments of small joys and comforts today and get some actual restful sleep 😘😴💙.