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Persephones Song - Mermaid Art by IvyHeartDesigns Persephones Song - Mermaid Art by IvyHeartDesigns
Lovely Persephone is #3 in my Mermaid Song series. She was created using a bend wrist & arm Barbie by Mattel. As usual, all factory paint was fully removed and she was given a full facial repaint in artist acrylics and sealers. She also features hand painted tattooing around her belly and painted jewels on her face and under her breast area. She comes with her own custom base. Hope you like her! :)

I am not affiliated with Mattel in any way. I simply use their lovely dolls as a canvas for my own artistic expression! :)
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
lovely!

out of curiosity is it possible to get away with creating a custom that has brown hair and purple eyes?
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And yes, those colours could work. I guess it really depends on the shade of each colour. :heart:
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
yeah!

i mean like dark brown and vivid purple!
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I Love her! I too am starting to make my own ooak barbies and I could use some tips on what paints sealers and clays are the best to use. I love this doll, but would very much like to see a full figure with base :-)

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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
So sorry for the late reply... I've been swamped with study!  There are some wonderful sealers out there but I use Jo Sonya brand in sealers and acrylic paints. I find them wonderful.  For the clay part, you need a good quality epoxy clay (they are usually two part) for things like building areas up, re-sculpting faces, ears etc. There are some epoxy clays that are directed at modelling and you can also use the ones that you get in the hardware store. I know that many artists use polymer clay to create tails for mermaids etc but I havn't tried this as yet. Hope that helps! :huggle:
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zombie-killing-shirt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I know what u mean about beeing swamped with thing to do! But thank u, yhis has been very helpful to me and I'll be sure to remember it and u for your advice :-) thanks a million
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
All my pleasure! :blowkiss:
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Oaak-Barbie-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i like it
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you do! :huggle:
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SeafoamGlassMermaid Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks amazing!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :huggle:
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SeafoamGlassMermaid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! :iconfoxhappyplz:
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
she looks beautiful!

can you also do more than one custom outfit for custom dolls?
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fairytalenightmare Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Oh my!!!! You are SO talented!!!!!!!!!!!!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awww... that is SO sweet! Thankyou very much my dear! :huggle:
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fairytalenightmare Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Hahaha you're welcome! :)
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh WOW!!! She's beautiful!!!!!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou for such a lovely comment! :huggle:
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats okay!!! I love the mermaids you've done!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Its funny you should say that... the mermaids are the ones I have the most enjoyment creating! :heart:
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe!! They are absolutely stunning! Persephone is my favorite! (I hope that I spelled that correctly!) :star:
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
You certainly did!! :clap:
I love Persephone, but I think Siren would have to be my fav so far! :) :heart: I think its the softer colours or something!
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehee they're all beautiful!!! :D I love mermaids!
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DramaDollLover Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Beautiful face
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou very much! :heart:
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kizzychan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Lovely doll. :)
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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akatsuki-13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
i believe this is your best work my dear friend .
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aww, thats very sweet of you to say! Thankyou! :blowkiss:
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akatsuki-13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
no problem !!
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0enchantress0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Beautiful as usual. Love her...
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou my dear! :hug: :heart:
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JillyKaren Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Love the tattooing. :D
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou very much! :huggle:
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LoKiRaseNgAn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010   General Artist
She's beautiful! And I love all the paint & jewelry you put on her!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou very much! I'm so glad you like her! :heart:
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tinystarkitten Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
another absolutely beautiful doll <3
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aww, thankyou sweetie! I appreciate it! :hug:
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