As a follow on to Mannequin leg Del Oro - Golden mannequin leg I have painted a second mannequin leg. This time i've gone with bronze. This leg was a bit more battered than the previous and needed a little TLC (a.k.a pollyfilla and sanding). I took about 6 coats of acrylic paint and now looks quite stylish (if your into gilded mannequin legs... which apparently I am.)
Finally I have learned to do a Blythe faceup. This was my second attempt. The first ended up looking ... kind of mehh... so I decided to take things much slower this time. Going slowly made a huge difference. Watching this youTube video by Gisele Bianchini was also very helpful. It helped that if anything went wrong with adding the colour I was able to sand it all off in a few seconds. These are the tools I've used:
My Grandmother was a paragon of style to the very end. If there was one thing she taught me it was to always carry a leather handbag. Even the most basic of leather handbags have become wildly expensive. Leather hide however still appears to be quite affordable. Sewing your own leather bag can be quite straight forward.
This Lalaloopsy Free Dress Pattern - Half and Half Knitting and Sewing is a simple pattern for a half knit and half sewn Lalaloopsy dress, thus the name. It should fit Lalaloopsy and similar sized dolls. For a similar dress to fit Blythe sized dolls please go here.
Online shopping is wonderful. It's so easy to pick up all sorts of things at any time of the day or night. Is it any surprise that sometimes you end up making the occasional purchase that maybe you didn't think through. Sometimes you suddenly find your the proud owner of 4 left mannequin legs. Hay.. it could happen to anyone... right? Don't answer that.
So apparently Corkies are a thing. I had never heard of them until a friend mentioned that she wanted some for her upcoming wedding. Since she kindly let me dye her purple for my wedding (Not on purpose but lets just say that I learned an important lesson. Polyester dye is finiky).. Anyway.. I figured offering to make her cake topper was the least I could do. So WTF are Corkies? Corkies are champagne cork cake toppers. You can buy released champagne corks from various places such as eBay and Etsy. The process of painting up some corkies goes a little like this;