Details

The fantastically detailed accessories are one of the awesome things about Monster High dolls, and definitely one of the things that sets them apart from other toy lines.  I would love love love to know if the masters are sculpted digitally or by hand, ’cause damn they put some seriously tiny detail into this stuff.

Unfortunately because the brand has gotten so huge, they haven’t been putting as much paint on the accessories as they used to, and all that lovely sculpted detail gets lost.

A while ago, I painted Black Carpet Cleo’s purse for an ANTM challenge on the MH Arena, and this past week I painted a whole batch of accessories – it makes such a huge difference!

Here’s what I’ve done so far:

BC Cleo purse repaint

BC Cleo purse

MF Venus shoe collage

MF Venus shoes

Honey Swamp shoe repaint

Honey Swamp shoes

GNO Venus shoe collage

GNO Venus shoes

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FF Lagoonafire shoes

winx purse repaint

Winx purse

I’ve been pondering setting up an etsy shop for doll stuff, and putting some repainted accessories in it.  What do y’all think?

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DeeDee
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 06:33:15

    I’d buy those MF Venus shoes in a heartbeat!!

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  2. Farrah Lily
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 06:54:10

    Yes, you should do it!

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  3. The_L
    Oct 03, 2014 @ 11:41:42

    You do a lovely job on those repaints! *insert joke about competition here* I’ve got some MH accessories that I want to repaint too, but I never seem to get around to it.

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  4. Victoria Hipsher
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 13:47:35

    I have to have those venus shoes! And the honey swaps! How do you get them sooooo perfect!? Please make a shop! ❤

    Reply

  5. Fashion gets Fierce (@FashionFiercee)
    Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:40:08

    I’ve just found your blog and I think it’s really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! 🙂 ❤

    Never too old for dolls.

    Reply

  6. Bethany Maree Edwina Symons
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 16:37:15

    Oh my gosh, I just found your blog and it is amazing! Please make an Etsy shop! 😀 Many people would enjoy seeing these! And they’d probably pay a really good price seeing these are so detailed and small. I’m jealous of your painting skills. xD

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  7. Stella
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 12:20:01

    Do you use a special paint for this? I’ve got a bunch of accessories in need of a paint job but I always find that the paint flakes off.

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    • DollNerd
      Mar 10, 2015 @ 12:46:44

      For these, I used Liquitex artist grade acrylic paints, thinned with water and put on in several layers. However, the best thing to use is actually *high-flow* artist acrylics – I have a couple of colors from Golden brand, and they are so much nicer for painting tiny things!

      Reply

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