My First Mini-Me Doll Repaint

Another first?! Yes, SybilCreates’ YouTube channel was in need of a mascot so I had to deliver! I opted for a mascot in the form of myself and to my surprise, Mr. Super Clear (my nemesis) was on board, for once. This made the process pretty seamless and very enjoyable. Thank God as Mr. Super Clear’s unpredictable nature tends to make doll customisation an absolute chore and sometimes, a total nightmare!

I hoped to use an original Bratz doll (Sasha, of course) as my mini-me doll mascot but there isn’t a doll as flawless so I would have nothing to repaint. Barbie was the next best option as I find Mattel’s iconic doll line (only the most recent launches) relatively, umm, well, basic. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Barbie dolls but the current faces are meh. Sorry Mattel! However, I am loving the afro hair. Yes, you read right, real afro hair, not curly shiny hair; this is synthetic hair that resembles a real afro. I am in awe. Where was this when I was growing up?! Regardless, I am happy as young black girls will grow up seeing beautiful dolls in their image and that is just wonderful! Let me stop rambling; enjoy watching the process!

Equipment Used:

  • Patience.
  • Your client (a doll in need of a makeover). I used Barbie Fashionistas Doll 59 – Tropi-Cutie – Original.
  • 100% Acetone.
  • Paint brushes.
  • Cotton buds.
  • Watercolour pencils.
  • A matt sealant spray (Mr. Super Clear UV Cut Flat).
  • Gold push pins.
  • Mica pigments.
  • Pastels.

Everything you will need should be available via Amazon.