Here are a few pics of my latest Discworld-inspired character doll, Susan Death and Death of Rats, listed today on ebay – visit the listing page for more details 🙂 xx
This was a Fashion Fever Barbie head that had faded quite a bit – a few months ago I repainted her lips and teeth as above. In the last few days I decided to have a go at making Angelina Jolie in ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ – I’ve tried Angelina repaints previously on Xena Warrior Princess and Maleficent, but never from a Barbie. Here’s the result after three days’ work with acrylic paints and a bit of pastel:
I also curled her hair and brushed it out before tying it up in a ponytail. I like the expression I’ve achieved here, eyebrows slightly raised to go with the smile – I haven’t seen that done before on an Angelina repaint. I think it works because this Barbie had a higher forehead than some.
I’ve found a Ken doll, so he will be next as Brad – I haven’t done a male celebrity repaint yet so that will be fun 🙂
Here’s Moist von Lipwig of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett – a request recently made to me by a family friend. He’s an acrylic repaint on a Jackson Jekkyl Monster high boy doll. As usual I managed to make his outfit reversible.
As well as his face, I repainted his boots. His post-bags are knitted in basket-weave stitch and then the AM logo embroidered on. I also made him a black briefcase/satchel for his incarnation as Albert Spangler. He has grey knitted long-johns as well.
I’ve had a few requests to see more Discworld characters in my collection, but I’m also practising other styles for my repertoire. This is a second-hand superstar-era Barbie doll that I’m turning into Lady Gaga from her video for ‘Telephone’:
I highlighted her straight blonde hair with a yellow Sharpie before curling it using the boil perm method. then gave her an acrylic/pastel repaint. Due to her face shape and structure, she still looks much more like a Barbie than Lady Gaga, but I’m looking forward to having fun with making the outfits for her 🙂
This was her ‘before’ picture – below on the left. Like the AA Barbie on the right, she’d had a very rough repaint earlier while I was practising, had really nice long straight hair to play with, but then I’d put her aside while I worked on my Tiffany Aching charity doll and Moist von Lipwig, as well as the Kung Fu Saffron dolls I donated (I must make a few more of those to actually sell!).
I pulled her out again on Friday to have a go at making Lady Gaga, and I’m really pleased so far – kind of shocked how my skills/style has developed over the last few months too. A lot of it is mainly getting better brushes and materials to work with – when I made Tiffany, I still only owned one usable paintbrush! 🙂
So I’m really pleased with my improvement already – I hope other people can tell the difference too 🙂
I’ve currently got one of my hybrid rescue Barbies on ebay that I redressed in a customised reversible Disney Cinderella dress – she’s been restyled by me for play or display, as I do with any doll I’m not keeping or completely revamping. That way I can sell things at lower prices for fun and for anyone to enjoy – check her out below:
For auction now – profits will go to RICE (Research Institute for the Care of Older People) via Lynsey Dalladay’s JustGiving page dedicated to Terry Pratchett. For full details and photos, please visit the listing.
UPDATE: Tiffany sold after 25 bids for £56, and on the following Saturday I made the 80% (rounded up!) donation of £45 to the cause. I’m very proud to have been able to do so, and also to have a happy customer 🙂
Maleficent and outfits by Lisa (Screen Kiss Dolls) on ebay UK
Listing text reads:
I’ve just finished customizing this 13.5″ Maleficent doll while recovering from surgery on a sports injury. I’m pleased with how she turned out and already have some interest, including from a friend with a shop – so I thought I would list her on here first at a silly price to gauge serious interest – if a similar offer comes from elsewhere, the listing might end early if she’s no longer available.
This Saffron (Republica) Kung Fu action figure is a 1:6 scale based on a Spin Master Liv body and Monster High Cleo de Nile head.
The face tattoo I removed and re-blushed, the fringe painted acrylic red/pearl, eye colour repainted brown and re-glossed after fixing with Mr Hobby Super Clear Flat Matt, and the quilted Kung Fu jumpsuit I both sewed and appliqued/embroidered by hand. My favourite already 🙂 I’ll post a tutorial gallery on the outfit soon.
I’ve since had several commissions based on this one doll, so I’m really pleased 🙂
Here’s where I’ll be posting my works in progress of OOAK and hybrid doll creations, and the occasional cosplay I’ve put together for events and conventions.
I’m a novice, so hopefully you’ll get to see me improve over time! 🙂
My name is Lisa, and I live in the New Forest, UK, where I enjoy writing, painting and sewing.
You can also find me on Deviant Art:
And on Pinterest, where you can see me trawling for motivation and ideas:
Screen Kiss Filmworks Ltd is registered in the United Kingdom.