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Velvet - Monster High Lagoona Repaint by IvyHeartDesigns Velvet - Monster High Lagoona Repaint by IvyHeartDesigns
Velvet was created using a Monster High Lagoona Blue doll by Mattel. All factory paint was removed and she received a full facial repaint in artist acrylics and sealers. I also removed all her original hair and gave her a full reroot in raven black. I thought it really looked gorgeous with her skintone and her new faceup! Hope you like her! :)

Velvet is currently for sale here...

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I am not affiliated with the makers or designers of these dolls. I simply use these gorgeous dolls as a canvas for my own artistic expression! :heart:
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Aboutselenagomez Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you! :heart:
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Sunshineonarainbow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist
I always wondered what Lagoona would like with black hair hehe. Now I know! :-)
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lol.... she looks a little different but I like the dark hair on her. Always nice to have something completely opposite, don't you think. :) :heart:
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Hands-and-Teeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I adore this repaint. Those eyes are gorgeous! I'm very curious on how you got her such nice black hair though. I myself am planning on repainting and rehairing a doll, but don't know what the best approach is. Care to share your secret? :)
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks so much... glad you like her. She is one of my faves too! :)
I actually use Saran Katsilk hair for re-rooting. It does what its told better than nylon and looks much more natural (well I think so.. lol). The colour on this girl is raven black and if you google 'doll hair' you will find a few stores that sell it. For a Monster High size head and if your wanting long hair, you would need 2 regular packets. For the technique... honestly, I have no secrets... I use the standard 'hand knotted' method. Its very time consuming but I find it the most sturdy and it seems to sit better. There are other methods of re-rooting though and its entirely up to the individual as to which you use. You can find tutorials on how to do re-roots online... there's a few around but if you have any problems, just let me know and I'll find some links for you. :heart:  :huggle:
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Hands-and-Teeth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the details! I'm super afraid to try rerooting because the tutorials I've seen aren't clear enough for me and it looks complicated. Then I wouldn't know how to cut it to make it look good after. I think I'm going to stick with buying a wigs for now.
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol... these days, I tend to often go for wigs simply because re-rooting takes a LOOOOONG time! And great thing about wigs is you can change them up as well. I've found alot of my customers prefer wigs for that reason. :)
But when your feeling more confident, definitely try a re-root... just so you can say you've been there and done that! lol
:hugs: :heart:
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Hands-and-Teeth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh my goodness I tried rerooting a few days ago and I was so mad I had to stop and make a yarn wig. Thankfully it looked fluffy like fro hair and worked very well! I think from now on I'll buy or make a wig. :)
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL... you poor thing. Yes, it can get like that... very frustrating! :(  But I'm really glad the alternative turned out so well for you... put some pictures up if you can! :heart:
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Hands-and-Teeth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll have to get some better pictures of her, but my last post is of the doll I did. It mostly shows the mask I made her though, not the hair.
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh Wow!! She looks fantastic... and that mask is wonderful. I can't wait to see her finished in a feather skirt etc. Let me know when she is completely finished... I really would like to see her! :heart:
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Peanutso-BuTTer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!u thought she was frankie!:DI love deviantART! 
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
:blowkiss:
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EriFab Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
She is simply gorgeous! :happycry:
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :huggle:
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
gorgeous!

would it look ridiculous to blend blue and black saran together?
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Nath-Carr Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks sweetie! :blowkiss:
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hubbagum12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
i love love love her!!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou so much! :love:
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Funkygame Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
WHAT DID YOU DO TO LAGOONA DX???!!!!! (btw.i like it) BUT WHY,LAGOONA IS THE BEST!!!!!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL... ooops, sorry!! but if it makes you feel better, I do this to ALL the MH girls! :laughing: :huggle:
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PandanaLove Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!! <333
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankyou so much! :heart:
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PandanaLove Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome ^^
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WillowWolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is there anyway i can get one for free i love the dolls but i don't have the money because im only a kid
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WillowWolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do you give away dolls free
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, sometimes I do giveaways. Keep watching my DA account because I'll be having either a contest or a simple giveaway very soon. I'm not sure which yet but it shouldn't be too far away. :hug:
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WillowWolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
okay ummm i watch your account not to be pushy but can it be a giveaway i love the dolls and i dont have the money and i cant buy any soo im sad pretty plz can it be a giveaway it will mean a lot
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, we'll see what we can do! Even if its a comp, I'm sure you can enter. It should be something anyone can enter! :heart:
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WillowWolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thx
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WillowWolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do you possibly sell them for free i love theses dolls but i dont have the money because im only a kid
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MurderShannon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
She is absolutely stunning! Fantastic work!
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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LoKiRaseNgAn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   General Artist
Truly beautiful work on her.
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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