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Elise - Before and After by IvyHeartDesigns Elise - Before and After by IvyHeartDesigns
The lovely Elise was created using a Monster High Black and White 'Frankie Stein' doll by Mattel. All factory paint was fully removed and she received a full detailed repaint/faceup using artist acrylics and sealers.
I washed and conditioned her hair to remove all that hard, awful stuff that Mattel put in... and its now soft, lovely and styleable (is that a word?? lol). :heart: She is currently for sale on this link.....

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I am not affiliated with any of the creators or manufacturers of the dolls I use. I simply use their beautiful dolls as a canvas for my own artistic expression! :)
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SiogaAgusArrachtaigh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Black and white Frankie. :heart:
Lol, I'm actually kind of happy that she has stuff in her air to hold it in place. It's the only way the hair on mine would ever stay nice. XD
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol... yes I know the feeling. If your game though, you'll find that this Frankie's hair actually stays in place really nice without the gomp in it. In this picture of Elise, she actually has all the gooey stuff washed out and I found I could do some gorgeous styles with it... it combs around the face so nicely! And you can always hold it back in place by putting a tiny bit of non-alcoholic gel in it... works great! :huggle:
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Maybe when I'm feeling more brave I'll try washing it out. Some of her hairs are starting to ... Un-stick, I guess, so I might have to wash it out eventually anyways to keep it from looking weird. :P I do love her hairstyle though ... not very many short-haired fashion dolls out there that I actually like. <3
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
True... come to think of it, there's not really many short haired dolls out there at all! So we don't have many to choose from.  I guess they find the short hair harder to style. Saran hair doesn't always like to do what you want it to unfortunately! lol :heart:
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I think it probably is because it's harder to style. I mean, these dolls are usually targeted at younger girls who like having long hair to brush and play with after all. I didn't like the short-haired dolls either when I was younger, even though I like some of them now. XD
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your very right! Thankfully they are creating versions like the Barbie Basics for us big 'kids', with different hair styling. Mind you, I still go more for the long hair styles even now! lol
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Yeah, I've been debating whether or not a want to get one of those Barbie Basics. I need to make room for the dolls I already have. XD Lol yeah, long hair is definitely still the preference.
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
hehehe...yes, having enough room can be a problem! lol
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Ebirdy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Do you sell your tutorials for techniques and products you use? I have been wanting to try this, but I'm not sure what paints or pastels to use. I think your work is wonderful, and I am inspired.
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just never seem to have the time to put tutorials etc together but if you ever want any information, I'm more than happy to help. Just note me! :heart: XX
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