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Celeste -  Barbie Repaint by IvyHeartDesigns Celeste -  Barbie Repaint by IvyHeartDesigns
I thought I would add a few of the smaller girls that I've repainted. This is Celeste... she was created using a Mattel My Scene Barbie. I removed all factory paint and gave her a new custom repaint. Also removed all the factory hair and re-rooted a full head of hair in 'Fairy Lights' saran katsilk.
Celeste was a gift to my lovely daughter Megan!
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
shame there is a lack of asian ken dolls!
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
is it possiblr to blend different reds together?
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
what colour is fairy lights katsilk exactly?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can't remember the exact names but it was a blend of pastel blues and pinks. Really pretty! :hug:
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
cool!
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
she's beautiful!

if you were doing a gift doll intended for a kid, but was jointed, how do you prevents the hands from falling off?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I guess I would probably give a young child a doll with non-removable parts. Theres always a chance of hands coming off when young children play with them, unless you super glued them on! lol
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
i suppose sealing the joint that's most likely to break with super-glue would help, right?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
It definitely would help... but downside will be no more movement in that joint unfortunately! :)
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
how would u suggest reinforcing the affected joint?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, if you really need to reinforce it for safety purposes, I think you would have to use some kind of strong glue in the joint or a 2 part epoxy clay to completely sculpt over the entire joint.
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
kk!
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
yh,
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PaddysDemon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You must have soo much patience.:salute: I want to do this to but re-rooting scares me. and I love her lips ^^
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehehe... yes, I have a little patience, but only for certain things. :laughing:
You should definitely try it... you honestly can't do too much wrong with reroots as long as you don't use an overly large needle! If you ever need tuts, let me know and I'll give you a link. :hug:
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PaddysDemon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ I just bought some hair from [link] and Im going to try and make my OC JJ [link] with a monster high doll i have im super scared and excited to try :hug:
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, thats excellent. I can't wait to see the result. I'm so glad your going to give it a try... you will enjoy it totally!
:huggle: Don't forget show and tell when you've done her! :)
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filipberak Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Photographer
awesome face
j can use your photo in my art?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure, thats fine as long as I'm given credit and its only for DA! :)
Could you send me a link when you finish it! I would LOVE to see it! :hug:
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you reroot barbie hair? does it require a special tool?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
With LOTS of patience! LOL Seriously though, you can do re-roots a few ways. Probably the quickest way is the tension method which does require a special tool. It pushes the hair into the head at an angle and this is supposed to hold the hair in. However, the hair can come out this way and its best to seal inside the head to give extra hold.
The method I use and in my opinion is one of the most secure ways (plus the hair seems to sit much more naturally).. is the hand knotted method. Each plug of hair is taken into the head with a needle and then securely knotted. Its a much more time consuming method but I prefer it. If your after tutorials on the different methods, let me know and I'll send you the links.
Thanks so much for your interest! :) Julie
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, i would love the tutorials please! ^^
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
No problem... here are a few links. You should be able to get an idea from these.

This first one shows the knot method which I use. The tutorial shows the needle going in through the neck and out through the head but I personally prefer to pass the needle from the head down through the neck and then tie the knot... I feel I have more control on where the needle goes in and out. You will see what I mean when you look through the tutorial.
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These next ones are for tension method, locked loop method and the last one is Sara Wagners method (Brutal Sun Studios) which is a very good one also.

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You should find most everything you need in these but just email if your not sure of anything and I will try to help. Cheers, Julie :)
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theonewhodoodles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have tutorials on repainting and all the other effects you do on the dolls?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh Sweetie, I would love to do some tutorials... and defintitely will in the near future, but at the moment, I just don't have the time. When I do, I will make sure to let everyone know! :hug: :blowkiss:
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much!!
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