Changing Faces

This past weekend I gave my tiny models a little much needed attention. The dolls in my home work hard! This was my first time doing full faceups (stripping and repainting faces) and I have to say I really enjoyed it! But it was very scary cracking Blythe's head open and pulling apart her eyes! Here are some before and after shots of the girls I worked on.

Bleuette

This is a resin BJD Bleuette from Ruby Red Galleria. I ordered the doll with changeable face plates Bleuette/Charmette, but I didn't really like the Bleuette face plate she came with. 

Before:

After: I sanded down and reshaped her chipmunk cheeks, widened the width between her eyes (carving and adding apoxie sculpt to the resin). I used pastels, sealant and acrylics to add the coloring.

Here is a side view so you can see the cheeks better.

Before:

After:

I still need to bevel her eye holes so the glass eyes fit a little more flush to her face. 

 

Lati Yellow Lea (Ether)

Ether was my first resin doll and it was really starting to show--her original factory face paint had become so worn and faded, she barely had color left. Plus I had never liked her angry blocky eyebrows. 

Before:

After:

She has lips again :]. And eyelashes... Here you can see her new sad eyebrows :]

 

Blythe Nicky Lad

I have seen some amazing Blyhte makeovers and I knew I wanted to try it, but I was afraid to jump in as I didn't want to ruin her! I found many helpful articles through google searches ie "removing Blythe's eye mechanism" and they really helped boost my courage when I was prying Blythe's head apart with full body weight. I stood on a chair leaning onto her head to separate the face plate--the cracking sounds were scary, but she made it through!

Before:

After:

She had some carving/sculpting done with a file, matte sanding to remove the shinies, all four sets of eye chips have been replaced, sleep eyes enabled, new eyelashes, lids painted and pigments added :].  I forgot Blyhte doesn't usually have eyebrows when I made them, but then I kind of liked them, so they stayed.

Now she needs new hair :]. 

I am sure I will keep fussing with these guys for awhile, but for now, they seem to be feeling much more colorful :]. 

A special thanks to the beach peep ladies for your support during my projects--hugs to all!