Monday, December 20, 2010

The Dark Fairy

   Yes, Fairies again. This will be the last for awhile. I have some Christmas presents and a custom I have to finish before I embark on anymore Fairies, sadly. As much as I want to go through the Fairies I have so far and work with nothing but, I have other things that need to be done. Until then, I will make this post with great pride over my Dark Fairy that I've fallen quite in love with. I dunno man, I dunno if this series will be a keeper or end up on the site. lol

   I had another idea for dolls to make tho, a couple ideas, actually. Freaking ideas. I was blank for what seemed like an eternity, but now they're overflowing and I can't shut them off. Let me catch my breath! I am but one woman! lol Nursing dolls, with the babies like, super glued to the boobs and machine gun leg dolls. Hell yes I will makes these. Anyway, moving on.

  The Dark Fairy came to me looking like this. I swear that is a skirt off a Skipper doll I had as a child and not the skirt original to the doll. I do not know this as fact, I'm just sayin'.


                           My next course of action was to strip her of all of...that she had going on.

                                                   Outline for basecoat repaint begins

       Base coats are all finished! She's ready to be painted and really be transformed!


  Painted and wearing her very dark, very cool Fairy boots. Her face is all free hand, I applied the fakey eyelashes myself with surgical tweezers and an exacto knife, I shit you not. lol


  I liked the pink hair, so I only gave her a black streak on each side to freak her face. That seemed dark enough. I trimmed off a lot of her hair and the curl it had gave her a nice little flip. Also, omg buns wrapped in fraying red ribbon. I had thought about giving her red streaks, but went with the ribbon in it's place.

   also fun to pose...

  I put the 2 Fairies together, because hey, I have 2 Fairies now, yay!

  They're still deciding how they feel about each other. I don't blame them...

- Joy -

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1st Fairy

 I've always loved Fairies. We already know this, because we were paying attention in my last post, right? Right.

  Remember when I spent like an entire year tormenting my brother with an imaginary Fairy that I made a bed for beside my bed? Yeah now's a good time for that story.

  My brother is 11 years older than I am, for starters. He NEVER played Barbies right and he broke the "Don't Make Fun of Fairies" code. Didn't know there's a code? Yeah, there is. So I'm like I'm 12-13, way old enough to be "over" the Fairies are "real" thing. He's all into hiking and shit and drags me to this new place he's found. No, I did not want to go walk my happy ass around the woods.

  So he drives me there, in his open air Jeep (...I was driving a-round...townnn). Yes, a jeep. To this park type place with all kinds of trails and stuff. The grass is very lush and green, the paths very worn from many people walking them over and over for their many various reasons. I hated to admit it, but I was quite taken with the place, too. Didn't mean I wanted to be there, though.

  We hopped out and looked around a bit. He told me about this path and that, the miles, the rocks, easiest, shortest, etc. He failed to mention their names, however. I picked "Enchanted Travels". He rolled his eyes and off we went. I honestly felt something around me as we walked, but what, who, I can't say. It did give me an idea, however. I thought for awhile, examined the trees, leaves, various flowers and plants. If I was a Fairy...

  I finally spotted it, up ahead in a clearing. The sun hit it, yanno, just right. I'd been practicing in my head how I'd play it out. How I'd find the Fairy and really, really mean it. Oh Lord, I'm cracking up here. "Brian! Brian!" I shouted, because, well, that's his name and all. I ran ahead, shouting. "Brian, do see them?! Do you see HER?". Of course he's all durp, "what?" and I'm like "the Fairies! They're all around us!" He starts fa-lipping out hahahahaaa and I start talking to them.

  So the particular Fairy I tormented him with was this lovely imaginary beauty named LaylaOnya. (I just had a "why am I so stupid" moment, excuse me), which was a play on "lay one on ya". Get it? Get it? Ha! She had red hair and boots, yanno "oh gosh Brian, it's just like Ozzy said! They DO wear boots! They DO!" hahahaha I made her a little bed and kept it on my night stand. I "took her with me" every where I went. I talked to her. I made my brother talk to her. It seriously went on for a year before I finally "took her back home".

  Obviously, I'm completely insane. I realize this. I hadn't realized how much of an impact this entire year of my young life had had an impact on me and my entire life until writing this out. I guess I can stop calling her 1st Fairy and start calling her Layla now.

 This is how Layla looked originally. Or I guess she did. This isn't the exact doll I used, but one exactly like it. heh

  This is after already putting in a lot of work on her. Her face is already complete at this point.

  I covered up the original make up, then free handed the rest. also, re-colored hair.

  More make up cover up + free handing. Free handing is done with a toothpick, btw.

  Also repainted the crappy arm tatts and took some liberties with them.

  Her boots, which I painted and laced.

  Pigtails, the braids are super glued in place over her boobies, but with enough give so her head can turn

     Trimmed her wings in black wispy stuffs. The panties might be a base for a skirt of some sort.
    I really like her. I need to put up some more shelves. heh Very fun to pose.

   back view with bushy pigtails.

    back view so you can see the wings.

   Seems my "imaginary" Fairy never really left me after all. She's stayed with me all these years and I've never put it together. Won't this be a fun story for my therapist tomorrow. heh

- Joy -

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


   I've become obsessed with Fairytopia Barbie dolls. I want them in boxes for collecting and out of boxes for arting. It all started with this "junk lot" I bought off ebay like a month ago. It came with one of these dolls. It has pink wings, blond hair and eyelashes. I fell in love. Not all of these dolls are as wonderful as her, but some are pretty cool.

 I've always loved Fairies. I think all little girls did at one point.  I spent like an entire year tormenting my brother with an imaginary Fairy that I made a bed for beside my bed. It's a good story, but for another time.

  The very first time I heard Black Sabbath and Ozzy sing about Fairies Wear Boots (...and yaaaa gotta belieeeeeeve meee, I saw it, I saw it, with my owwwn two eyyeeessss) I was smitten with the song and the idea. Hell yeah Fairies wear boots. So I'm turning this doll into a Fairy wearing boots.

  Growing up, I wore combat boots with everything. Dressed to the 9's, combat boots. I mostly envision my Fairies in combat boots. It can vary tho, depending on the Fairy. My Fairy is wearing black, heeled combat like boots with pink laces. I painted and laced those bitches myself. I also colored her hair red with a Sharpie. That took half my life to complete. I also repainted all her make up and took some liberties. She's covered in a sparkle nail polish I love by Sally Hansen called Diamonds. It's great for Fairy sparkle, in my opinion. She is going to be badass. She is my personal custom.

 After I finsh her, I have a dream of making a whole line of "Faires Wear Boots" Barbies for the shop. I mean, other people gotta be in on this too, right? Other people get a chuckle out of hearing "a fairy wearing boots dancing with a dwarf", right? Everyone needs one. How can I not share this with the world?

  Some will be harder than others to mod. They have plastic molded bodies with stupid patterns n shit. Hopefully I can work around this. I got some for Apey, too. I know hers won't be wearing boots, but she'll come up with something. heh

- Joy -

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Amanda Palmer

 One of my favorite bands is the Dresden Dolls. (you should have already guessed that by the user name, however. heh)  I have a bit of a girl-crush on Amanda Palmer. I think she swings heavily on the amazing side and find her music and talent quite moving. Her antics and style also lend to my fondness of her. I don't know her personally, of course, but the outward, public Amanda we get to see, well, I like.

 I've been Twittering a lot lately (I know, I know, stfu) and she's on my feed, so she's been on my mind. In between customs for other people and a doll I'm making for myself, I needed to work on something else. I decided to make an Amanda Palmer doll.

  The "relief dolls", as I've come to think of them, (yanno, the dolls I do to take a break from the tedious ones), usually don't take me very long. I think it took about 2 days, start to finish, to complete her. That includes "research", which was really google image search for photos. I started out with 1 idea, simple black dress, stripped stockings, but she has so many looks I like. I ended up working from 3 different photos and making a whole new outfit myself.


  And there you have her! Those eyebrows were a bitch, too! lol <3

- Joy -  


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