This is one of those mini-projects that ended up taking way too much time and frustration, and I still don't think it's done, but John told me to just post it already OR ELSE, so here she is:
My sugar skull-inspired Pinkie Pie!
(Remember her from my "how to fix frizzy doll hair" post?)
I won't tell you how long it took me to paint her face, or how many washes of paint I used to keep it paper smooth, or how many months she stayed in my closet after I angrily chucked her in there when I messed up the outlining. Nope. NOT TELLING.
With Day of the Dead coming up, though, I decided to dust her off again and try to salvage a pretty picture or two from the situation.
Stand back a ways, and I guess she's not too bad.
Although she'd probably look better with painting down her neck and legs, too.
Which I am so not doing.
The headpiece is made of four silk flowers hot-glued to her ears. It was tricky finding flowers small enough, and even then, I had to cut out some outer petals:
At least they have the advantage of hiding some of my worst paint snafoos. Heh.
Happy Halloween, everyone, and may you have a beautiful Dia de Muertos, if you celebrate!