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15.11.12

HEYYYY so I'm finally gonna show you guys the day of the dead barbie I made a couple weeks ago! I know Day of the Dead was a while ago now but oh well ok? 
Here's some inspiration to start with...






These are how they started off. I used the one on the left, my friend Lily the one on the right. I didn't post any pictures of hers because it isn't done yet. 

And then, after lots of painting and letting it dry...
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(wow that was a lot of dots to type :P)

Ta-daahhhhhhh

Notice my super messy desk

If you haven't noticed, I hung up some christmas lights in my room and just looovee them and the perfect light that they give off <3

We painted them white first (with acrylic paint), let them dry, painted another coat of white, let that dry,  and then I used black acrylic paint to draw the skeleton. I had to look up a picture of a skeleton online and I think that it's pretty accurate! It looks like there are too many ribs but that's how many were on the picture sooo....

I painted the eyes, nose and lip stich things with paint, and then used a black ball point pen to make the designs, which I later filled in with some fine point markers.

 Christmasss lighhhtttsss! <3

 And then Frida because I love her and she is into Day of the Dead <3

Let me know what you think! <3

xx
Lydia




8 comments:

  1. ahh really cool! i also love your room/mirror
    x

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  2. Those are really great! I love the inspiration and the dolls--also, the christmas lights. :)

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  3. I love how these dolls came out! So awesome.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  4. Just found your blog and I think you rock! I'm loving your vibes, totally relate to your "about me" blurb.

    xo

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  5. The Barbie doll is awesome! Just found your blog.
    I'm following you now (;

    x
    Beyza

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  6. that is actually pretty amazing! x

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  7. WTF THIS IS AMAZING!!!
    also I've been following you on tumblr for a really long time and I just found this blog THROUGH Hollie from For the Quaint Hearted.
    weird moments. I'm Indie-boys-are-neur0tic? anyway, weird moments of connections. It's a small world..? or something.
    But srrsly THESE BARBIES ARE FRIGGIN' INCREDIBLE. I'm so into the whole day of the dead thing, and obvs Frida, who isn't? She's a goddess...

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    1. hahah I totes know who u r! I just now followed your tumblr and its gorgeous! The music is awesoommmmeee too :D I don't know why I wasn't following you before....

      I have been following your blog for a while though! It's great of course :P

      and thank you about the barbies! I'm pretty proud of them myself haha.

      xx

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