Please forgive the bad phone picture, little miss Maisy Mocha has gone back to live with Deb now and I didn’t have time to photograph her as much as I would have liked to. Here is what Maisy looks like now…
Maisy is an Ashton Drake Galleries Blythe doll, who didn’t have the best start in life. In fact, she looked a bit like a blonde me on a VERY bad night out. Don’t believe me? Here is what Maisy used to look like…
Thankfully, Maisy was rescued by my dear friend Deb, who kindly let me loose on project Rescue Maisy From The Makeup Shotgun. Simple request really – tone her down and tidy her up. The first thing to do was dismantle her so I could remove her makeup. Piece of advice number one: do not use poster paint as makeup on your Blythe. It’s bloody stupid, and it ends up looking like this when your Blythe gets wet.
Her scalp was a nightmare to remove. I can’t be sure if it’s an ADG thing, or if it’s a previous owner choosing the wrong glue thing, but her hair was matted into the scalp like nobody’s business. Other than that, she was pretty reasonable to open… However, removing her eyechips lived up to the ADG rumours! After several failed gluestick/boiling water/freezer attempts, I had to let Dan loose with a drill bit and a screw to crack her green and blue chips out! Piece of advice number two: screwing and cracking eyechips out is a last resort! Up until now I have never, ever had to do this on ANY Blythe doll.
The blue and green chips have been replaced with two new pairs of Coolcat glitter chips. Oh, and the eyelashes? Replaced with equally big, fluttery diva lashes. Quick little tidbit for you – Deb is possibly the most glam, glittery, sparkly goth lady I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. :love: Here’s a shot taken before Maisy got her new lashes –
Her philtrum carving was little more than a harsh, vertical line at first. I smoothed it out using my new Coolcat carving tools, just to make it a bit more natural looking. If you click the two pictures below you can see the before and after. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out in the end.
Her lip carving isn’t great – it goes really deep, is very joker-ish, and her lips were stained pretty badly from the crazy poster paints. I sanded them back as much as possible, and gave her new chalk pastel lips. Her face has been sealed with Mister Super Clear, and her lips have been glossed.
Maisy is now safe and sound in her new home with Deb, and will most likely be sporting new hair soon in the form of a cute wig. I loved working on her, and can’t wait to get on with my pink reroot and factory customs!