Several of you have asked about my custom Monster High doll project that I started last year, wondering why there haven't been any updates (you can read my original post about her HERE, but be aware that you'll have to scroll down through a lot of other stuff first). ;)
Um, basically, you haven't heard anything because I haven't done much of anything. :} Like many of the projects I begin with gusto, I hit a few road bumps this time around which pretty much dampened my enthusiasm.
First off, I accidentally broke her neck...literally.
All that's left of the joint in her neck.
Around the same time, I accidentally broke a piece of her shoulder off. All of this happened when I was trying to remove the stitch marks from her arms and legs with acetone-free nail polish remover. So, I definitely need to keep my eye out for a new body at Goodwill. :} I've also decided that I'd rather not work on Frankie dolls anymore, as the stitching is super hard to remove from her limbs. :(
I still pressed on and got to work removing all of her hair plugs, using pliers and warm water.
It was really weird seeing these big chunks of glue come out.
After a while, I switched to hemostats to get a better grip.
I worked over the sink so all these little chunks of hair wouldn't get all over the place.
I did manage to remove all of the hairplugs, which was quite an accomplishment. I thought it was interesting how much thicker the holes were at her part line (to allow for more hair there).
I ended up nicking her chin with the hemostats at one point, which was a bit frustrating.
This is what my bowl looked like after I'd gotten everything out of her head. :}
And honestly, that's all I've accomplished. I really overdid my fingers getting all of the hair plugs removed, so I put her in a baggie and stashed her away...and promptly forgot about her. Things like teaching art and getting kiddos to and from school haven't helped with my dedication. I think it all ended up being a bit harder than I expected, too, so I wasn't exactly thrilled to get back to it right away.
But, at least you know how far I've gotten. :) I do plan on getting back to this project at some point (I even purchased some cheap water color pencils to play around with), but I can't promise that it will be anytime soon. :}