Newly Listed – One New Doll and One New Product!

As I teased last night, I decided to not only list a new doll for sale today on my Etsy shop, but also a brand new product idea that I had been debating tackling and was QUITE happy with the final outcome. I had dabbled around with decoupage in the past, but hadnt really thought about doing it for the purchase of creating something to sell. Then I was out wandering around my local craft store and found some materials that had, indeed, inspired me. So without further ado I present to you, my adoring public, my new doll offering as well as my new product line that I will hopefully be doing more of as well as a means to expand Chrysalis Creation. 🙂 Both are for sale now in my Etsy store and dont forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!

 

The doll was a Monster High Abbey Bomidable doll that was of course repainted with watercolor pencils and soft chalk pastels, and sealed with Mr. Super Clear UV Matte Sealant (multiple times – from start to finish!) as well as Liquitex Gloss Varnish on her lips and eyes (which was added after photos were taken!) Her hair was washed, conditioned and then restyled in something influenced by the 80s. (I was channeling JEM and the Holograms!) then her nails were pained in “Lacey Lilac” from Sally Hansen and topped with Seche Vite topcoat.

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The Victorian inspired Decoupage Floral Arrangement centerpiece was made by covering an old wine bottle with two different types of textured craft paper in shades of beige, and decorating it with pink printed Washi tape, two different sized pearl cabochons – (which were hand laid individually!), lace appliques and victorian styled die cuts in whimsical sorts of designs with butterlies and three dimensional white roses. The floral arranagement is faux Ranunculus and faux White Amaranth branches.

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Two New Dolls!

So this weekend I was able to finish up and photograph two new dolls that I was able to upload to my Etsy shop for purchase! This weeks offering happen to be a Ghoulia Yelps that includes a reroot of her hair as well as an Abbey Bomidable with her nails painted using O.P.I. nail lacquer.

As for both, I am quite proud of them! I love Abbeys large eyes and Ghoulia to me is just beautiful.

On both the factory paint was removed and their faces repainted using Prismacolor watercolor pencils and Faber-Castell pastels. Both were sealed using Mr. Super Clear UV Matte spray and glossed with Liquitex Gloss Varnish on their eyes and lips.

For Abbey, she was a pretty straight forward rework. Repainted, hair was washed, conditioned and restyled (though the glitter fibers in her hair did make for an interesting amount of lift!) and I also painted her talons with O.P.I nail laquer in OPI Ink and topped with Seche Vite top coat.

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Abbey Bomidable Repaint

 

For Ghoulia, as I pointed out before, her hair had been cut by a previous owner and she was devoid of her bangs so she was in need of a reroot. For my first go at it I’m quite pleased and wanted to style her hair in a manner that would be simple enough that should her owner wish, it could be restyled with ease. She was rerooted with Dollyhairs nylon doll hair in Blueberry Muffin, Dragonfly and Poison Ivy. I also gave Ghoulia a light body blushing.

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By clicking on the photos it will take you straight to their listings on my shop!

 

More will be coming soon as I plan on starting a new doll this weekend. Thank you again for looking and keeping up with me. As my shop grows, so too will my posts and my adventures in repainting! I also made sure to cross post everywhere and Chrysalis Creation can be found:

On Facebook

On Twitter

On Tumblr

On Pinterest

On DeviantArt

 

 

Posting Whirlwind

So yesterday I decided to get all my ducks in a proverbial row and attempt to get the 8 dolls I now have listed in my Etsy shop cross posted to Pinterest, Tumblr and DeviantArt as well as my Facebook page. Dear gods! Three hours later I had it all done and that was with a lightning quick internet connection! Best yet, I still have odds and ends to post on my Ebay account.

See, I generally sell my dolls nude primarily because I am a so-so seamstress and partly because in my head, my potential clients have an idea about how they want their doll to look and are purchasing my dolls to fulfill that image. Granted, there are some people that just want to buy the whole package and eventually I’ll get to that (time allowance willing!) but for now I think that having the dolls nude makes it easier for a client to really customize how they envision their doll looking. That of course leaves me with the factory provided items sitting around so those I try to resell on eBay for collectors looking to flush out their factory purchased dolls. Win-win if you ask me!

I got my Clawdeen, Cleo and Venus all uploaded to Etsy the other day, and they join the Frankie, Operetta, Abbey and two Lagoona’s I already had posted. Now, all the ladies are in all the areas I can possibly think of and I’m still scouting out more social media platforms in which to post them. If you have suggestions, feel free to bring me in on the loop!

In the meantime, I think I’m going to rest. Who am I kidding? I have a Draculaura whose hair I need to finish and then photoshoot and upload her, and a Ghoulia who is waiting on beautiful new Dollyhair. There is no rest for the wicked after all!

Abbey Bomidable Repaint from Chrysalis Creation. Click the pic to follow the link.