So I did it, I got a factory Blythe and customized her. Got her Thursday evening, customized her on Friday… Here she is before the face up.
Now, I should have spent more time and been more prepared for the customization job if we are being perfectly honest, but I was too excited. I spent at most 3 hours, and should have probably given myself more time. Also, I didn’t have the appropriate tools for the face up. I ended up using clay carving tools to try and reshape the nose and mouth and it didn’t carve like butter at all, but it will do. I couldn’t find my pastels either, and didn’t want to wait for them to reappear, so I made do with just watercolor pencils.
The lips are a bit messy (don’t look at them too closely perhaps) and I think when I go to change the eye chips I’ll re-sand and try again. But, for now, here’s Olive.
She has some clothes and shoes coming in later this month (squeeeeeeeeee) and I’ll get her eye chips changed out and fix her hair a bit and I’ll post an update so we can see how she looks in her new duds! I’m excited, because I’m a big kid.
She’s my first Blythe, and I don’t think she’s too shabby at all, and maybe I’ll get another and do it all over again.