Hellu Azyntil! I wanted to ask you, how much does it cost for you to make OOAK dolls with rerooting, painting, clothes etc?? Also, your dolls are awesome ❤️❤️❤️
I have no idea how long this ask has been here! I’m so sorry! Anyway, to answer your question, it’s pretty expensive. Everything adds up quickly. There’s the cost of the base doll. If I’m doing a bird or jellyfish there’s all of the feathers, pearls, fabric, ribbons. There’s all of the glue, hot glue, and colored thread, plus elastic. There’s buying the brushes I need, plus paint and pastels. And I go through black and white color pencils like crazy. Normally, I order most supplies from the internet, so there’s also shipping! And when I ship a doll out, there’s packaging materials as well! I’ve put a lot into my hobby, but I think it’s worth it!
Hi! I saw your collection and I'm absolutely amazed-it's truly beautiful work. I've attempted to repaint before, but I know my work was seriously setback by the supplies I attempted to use. I haven't been able to find a clear list or suggestions from a reputable designer for materials. I was wondering if you'd be willing to tell me, what do you use when you work with these dolls?
Seriously! I have no idea how long this has been just sitting in my inbox, but Tumblr likes to do this phantom thing about not delivering mail or not informing me that it’s there. Anyway, I’m so sorry for the sorta late response.
Okay! Things I use for face-ups!
Mr. Super Clear Flat. I do not use the UV Cut for Monster High Dolls. I just don’t really find it necessary. This will give you cancer if inhaled, I believe, so make sure that you spray in a well ventilated area. I spray outside - yup, that’s like 10-12 trips outside. I use this to prime the surface and to seal between every layer that I’m happy with and don’t want to lose. I think of it like a save button. There are other sealants out there. I would rather use something that I trust.
A straight pin or exacto knife. I use this to remove any little pieces of fuzz or dust that stick to the MSC through the transition of spraying the sealant.
Soft pastels for blushing and shadowing. The softer the better! If you like a color of a chalk pastel and its super hard - buy a pastel/cheese grater and make it into a powder. I brush them on with whatever brush I find works best for the occasion.
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils. These things are amazing. I use these for all of my detail work. I use Prismacolor because I find that they go on the smoothest. I was using Fiber Castell at one point, but I find that they are too hard. I couldn’t even get the white to lay down on vinyl. They are great for resin though. I switch back and forth depending on the surface I’m working on.
Jacquard Pearl Pigments. Shiny! Shiny! Shiny!
Acrylic Paints. These are for thick, bold color and painting accessories.
Tamiya Gloss. Glossy! Glossy! Glossy! Put on the gloss last after your final layer of sealant.
I also have an airbrush for various things. And I also use nylon hair for rerooting. Dollyhair.com or retroUS.
Hope that helps!