Thursday, March 15, 2007

Doing Esthetics on Tiara (Volks SDCute)

This isn't really a tutorial, as myself are a NOOB in this, basically, i m doing a record/logs for my own, but you can take this as a reference, because i can't assure if what i did here is right or not ^^; if any of you are following these steps/way, please, do at your risk. Thanks for ur kind attention =)

First, i will explain a bit on what kind of tools i used to do the esthetics on Tiara.

removing seamsline : carving tools,sand papers

cleaning : Mr. Color thinner, soap water(not shown in pic)

color/blushing :pastel(not shown in picure),acrylic(not shown in picure),brushes, Mr.Super Clear-Flat(for finishing + sealing the paint/pastels), chopsticks (to hold the parts to dry)

restringing : picker(?), strings, clips.

First, i unstrung the parts out, and put them accorddingly, it's not necessary to arrange them like this. It was my first time, i was afraid if i made any mistake with the parts detaching, that's why i put them seperately in this way.

Then, i start to remove the seamsline with the carving tool, remove it little by little. Then, sand it with sand paper no.400 to sand off any visible seamslines after the carving tools. Then use sandpaper no.1200 to smoothen the resins.

I also did some hole opening on her hands, just a slight sanding on the middle part of her fingers and gaps.

This is the picture before the sandings were done...

After sanded...

Then, after I sprayed a layer of MSC(Mr. Super Clear-Flat), i put some pastel to add in some blushing on her hands ^^

I din do the blushing to all her parts, i only did on her hands and foots, the rest, i sprayed about 2 layer of MSC and let it dry like this...

when i m done with all above, i restring her back.

Sorry, no picture of restringing...because i forgot to take pic... ^^;; basically, u can the string tutorial (for Volks dolls)HERE. (basically, it's a COMPLETE esthetic way , only in some case like restring, i use strings to replace for some tools in here ^^;;;)

After all were done, Tiara looks cleaner (sorry, no photos yet) and her pose-ability are better, at least the legs wont falls back like last time ^_^

and i m glad the SDCute restringing are easy to do. I overcomed the 'fear' of restringing now, hehz ;D thanks to the manual that were enclosed by Volks, it's waaaaay so useful. I just cant imagine, why some doll company such as LUTS don't include any instructions or manual for their user? O_o;

i din meant to offend on other doll company, just that, they should make it for their user, so that they can take care of their dolls in a proper way. ^_^

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sweet Afternoon

Finally, some love for Caera ^_^ i get to done with sewing one simple loli-dress for her, the pattern were taken from Doll Cordinate Vol 3, a very nice book to sew~ and the small little details are really 'eating up' my eyes @_@;;; sewing for 1/6 is harder than 1/4(MSD). But in the end, i enjoy doing it ^w^

okie dokie, here goes some pics of Caera in a sweet afternoon~

Friday, March 02, 2007

Little Girl meets Boy

Aslah came back from Spore for a CNY break, and i m very happy that i get to meet her up with her boy- Reon (Souldoll Paris) too. I really missed chatting with Aslah ^^ is good to hear that you're doing great in Spore now. We had a short session at Aslah's house, taking pics with the bear bears XD then we head a Cafe @ Tj Aru beach for some good chat and some photo taking sessions with our kids ^^

ps. Reon is a very very caring brother ^^ my Tiara always in luck to meet very very nice oniisan around ^^

Happy Chinese New Year

We're chinese, so we celebrate this Chinese New Year,!

wishing y'all a Happy Chinese New Year from Lyelane's Family ^^

Gong Xi Fa Cai~

Dollmeet KL 20070210

Came back since last Sunday, but my internet connection simply go 'hangkang'(down) since the day i left for holidays. Now trying to update from my office before going home T_T

Eventually, came back with an amount of 35KGs(?) of 'victory item' from our shopping spree XD; unexpectly, i din buy any ACG related stuff, nor any books O_O; Not even KLCC Kino...time was too short T_T

At least the dollmeet on Saturday(10 Feb 2007) with some members from bjdasia(livejournal community) was really nice!! Thank you for the lovely day~ Tiara and i had so much fun meeting y'all ^w^

Tiara was happy, she found a 'dad' and a *coff* boy-friend(?) XD;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

here goes the pics for your viewing pleasure ^^

Tiara met a iplehouse Silvia, Silvia belongs to another ms. Amber ^^ (amberV from DoA)

Chiyo (the birthday girl at the dollmeet) and Hayato, both belongs to Yuki, a very very nice and friendly girl ^^

Tiara and Vergil~ (Atticus punya anak XD; ) a very posable DoC Hoo!!!!

Instantly become Maddie's daughter in this dollmeet XD;;; yes, Maddie is Tiara's god-father XD;;;

This looks like a small family portrait, on the right, is the cutey little Kohen~~ by the way, both Maddie and Kohen belongs to a very very very very friendly Akihoshi (from DoA)! i missed her Hyoubei (DoC Si) very much tho , she din bring her..zannen su yo TwT...

Tiara and Chiyo looks like sisters!!! lovely ^^

Tiara with Kohen, ahah, was trying to pose them in a huggable way, seems a lil wrong in hereXD;; paiseh~

Fuyuki (SD16 Yukinojo) being sooo motherly love to th little Kohen~

and behold~~~ Tiara's boyfriend! Sefa-kun~~~! actually i din know that Sefa liked my girl so much, until Constance told me, Sefa eventually smiled when i put Tiara togethe with him XD;; this is so lovely, cuz never tot this dollmeet turn out to be a match making for both Tiara and Sefa *hearts*.

love to see how the puppy love blooms *hearties more*

MSD dolls group pics ^^ it was a wonderful dollmeet with them. Frankly, this is my FIRST dollmeet in KL, really thanks for all of them who had joined and gathered together for the fun ^^ and pleasure to meet all of them too!

Last two pics were taken at my auntie's house, her staircase displayed a lot of those cute wooden duckie, so i took a few photograph with Tiara ^^ the outfits looks pretty matching with the duckies XD;;;