Sunday, November 22, 2015

Red-head Chanel now Kathleen

As promised, here she is!

This is the Chanel sculpt by Joanna Kazmierczak.
She is a cloth body silicone doll with full limbs.

She is my only custom order doll for 2015.  This spot was won during my New Years Day drawing.
It is almost time for that drawing again!  This year has flown by!

Chanel has been renamed by her "mommy" to Kathleen.  
And...she has moveable eyes!

It was her "mommy's" idea to leave her eyes unglued so that she could move them for different expressions.

Chanel had very large sockets behind her eyes so I cut foam wedges into balls to fit behind the eyes.  The foam allows just enough squish to allow the eyes to be moved yet holds them flush against the front of the socket.  What a lovely idea!

I also rooted mohair over her painted brows and gave her rooted lashes as well.  

It was requested that she have brows that extended into the bridge.  They turned out very nice!

Kathleen is such a sweet heart!

She will be traveling home soon!



  1. Awww, she is super cute!! I love the idea of having the eyes unglued, wonderful, just wonderful :)

  2. Debbie, quick question. I was looking through your old posts and you used oil paints in the past. Were they just normal out of the tube oil paints or did you mix it with something else? I was just wondering because I have a TON of oil paints in my craft closet and I also just put one of my dolls limbs onto a cloth body and I was looking into reborning her :)
    Just wondering,

    1. I used Scuola oil paints that I bought from Prilly Charmin. I did use an odorless thinner of some sort...I tried several back then but wow, I do not remember what brand or type I finally went with. I know I tried mineral oil but that didn't work so well. The oil paints take a long time to cure and probably aren't as stable as today's air dry paints. Let me know what you do and how it goes :)

  3. Is there is any other substitutes for paint thinner? I did some research and they said Windex and Acetone is a substitute, but I am making sure before I do anything.
    Sorry for bugging you again, thanks!

    1. Oh goodness....I have not heard of that before! Windex is ammonia, I would not use that and acetone is a remover~very powerful and not good for you to be exposed to for long periods of time. I recommend Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner.

  4. I just love and adore my Kathleen, Debbie! You did a fabulous job with her. The hair you've used for her is the softest yet and I love the little curls on the back and sides of her head.
    Thank you so very much for this pick and for picking me in your New Year's drawing this year! I love you. <3

    1. Awwwwww! Thank you my forever precious friend! You were a customer first to me but now...forever more in my heart! I am thrilled that your name was drawn so that I could create this baby for you. I know she will be loved, as you are loved <3