After looking at Monster High dolls from afar, I finally decided to purchase one. I love making dolls. In fact, I have a second shop where I sell handmade dolls.
Before getting this Frankie Stein Skull Shores doll, I already knew that I wanted to do a face up with her. I had sketched out the design for a lovely zombie version of Marie Antoinette.
The most difficult part was de-rooting the hair. On this doll version, there is glue on the inside of the scalp. It took plenty of scraping to remove the hair and glue. Removing her face paint, and body tattoos were a bit easier. I used pure acetone. Because it can be damaging to vinyl, I give the doll a wash down with soapy water.
After painting her face using professional acrylics, pastels, watercolor pencils, and sealer- I made her a wig. When I blushed her body, I did not want it to look too dramatic, so it's in tones a gray and coral. I did want her skin to look as if there were hints of life.
The wig is made from Alpalca wool. I securely glued it to her head with a strong glue. The clothing was the fun part. I draped it. Honestly, the most difficult part was making the bloomers. I have made doll clothing, but never for a Monster High doll.
I kept her neck bolts because I actually wanted her to be an undead version of Marie Antoinette. I plan on making a series of her in the future. This was such a fun project. I am selling her in my shop here!