The Artists' Own Tips on Rerooting, Repainting, and Customizing
Or, "How to Fashionably Mutilate your Favorite Dolls..."
Though we love our artists, we each have our own style which we like
to express. Here, the artists have generously shared their own tips to
help you on your creative explorations.
Please understand that there is no single correct way to customize a
doll. For those of you new to customizing, let these pages serve as a
starting point in your endeavors. As you gain experience, you will
develop your own style. To the more experienced: if you use a method
markedly different from those posted here, please feel free to send
precise instructions to be offered as a counterpoint.
Mauro Marchetti -- An Illustrated Guide Using a Rooting
The Quick and Dirty Reroot by Carlota &
Brad -- The Tension Method
Dyeing and Styling Hair:
Gonna Dye that Blonde Right Out of Babs
Hair! -- A Vivid Dye Guide by Carlota
Altering Faces and More
A Quick Introduction to Painting
Faces -- A Simple Facelift Guide by Carlota
Other Articles to Come:
How to Cut and Style Hair
How to Create New Faces
Reshaping Arms and Fingers
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