My FIRST Custom OOAK Doll Repaint

I enjoy customising dolls. I find the craft rather therapeutic and the process, well, magical. It is also quite rewarding. Transformations are always fun to watch. Are they transforming to restore or to improve? Would this doll look better with another hair colour or shorter locks? Hmmm. Hair is my speciality. I love styling doll hair. I have also grown to like the tedious task of rerooting. However, I have since mastered this element of doll customisation. There is no doll hairstyle I can’t do! This is why I have decided to finally attempt my FIRST custom OOAK doll repaint. I filmed most of the process to share with you. Learn from my mistakes and be entertained by my lacklustre attempt. Enjoy!

You will need:

  • Patience.
  • Your client (a doll in need of a makeover). I used Monster High 13 Wishes Clawdeen Wolf.
  • 100% Acetone.
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Paint brushes.
  • Cotton buds.
  • A nail buffer block.
  • Tweezers.
  • Watercolour pencils.
  • A matt sealant spray (Mr. Super Clear UV Cut Flat).
  • Scissors.
  • A screwdriver.
  • Hair (synthetic or human, saran or kanekalon, any brand will do).
  • Glue (super, fabric or craft).
  • Jump rings.
  • Mica pigments.
  • Pastels.
  • Wire, metal cuffs, beads, etc. (optional).

Everything you will need should be available via Amazon.

How to:

  1. ONE. Please watch the video! This is not a tutorial but you are bound to learn something new by simply watching me.