Someone was wanting to know how thin their paint should be for painting lashes and eyebrows so I made a quick video about it. This is one of those things that doesn't get mentioned very often, it's really easy to forget because it becomes such a staple habit, but if you're never painted before you might not know how thin your paint should be!

Success at painting thin lines has a lot to do with the consistency of your paint, but it can be hard to describe, it's a lot easier to understand if you can see it. So hopefully the video helps.

I'm letting this guy go, he's a Simply Divine 'Harlequin' made in 2010 and is labelled as #10, cast in Venetian Luna White, with a custom faceup by me.

He is an SD sized head and uses an 8/9 sized wig and 12mm - 14mm eyes depending on brand. He has been kept out of sunlight and is in lovely condition.

♥ He is available for $250 USD + shipping.

♥ Shipping within the USA will be priority mail with insurance and will cost about $10.00

♥ International EMS prices will be about $50.00 (if you wish to ship First Class with a lesser value marked for custom your payment to me will have to be made as 'gift/personal', please contact me for more information).

Please email me at xhanthi(at) if you have an interest.

I had a super busy weekend and almost let today's post slide, but I've swooped in at the last minute with a rather lame month in review mosaic which includes photos from other months because, failure.

Anyway, I think my favourite photo was the one of Fig finding the galaxy jar. I always love a story :)

He has some hair now but I have to say I'm not feeling it. I think I'll make another one with redder hair and use mohair instead of alpaca. The alpaca I have is too straight for what I'm after. Eventually I'll re paint his face too because he still doesn't look the way I want him to even with hair (even though it's also the wrong hair!).

He may be small but he's turning out to be a giant pain in the butt!

I'm going to show you two ways to do eyelashes, the way that I paint mine with acrylic paint, and a way to do some straighter styled ones that I think would work best with watercolour pencils.

There's no reason you can mix it up and do either style in whatever medium you like best, but if you're just starting out it might work to your advantage to use a bendy brush to paint bendy lashes, and a nice stiff pencil for straight lashes.

Bendy Lashes

Paint a series of evenly spaced, lightly curved lashes. 
Be sure to taper their size as you get closer to the tear duct.

Paint a second series of lashes, this time
curving them in an upward direction, 
crossing them over the first set of lashes.

Add a final set of curved lashes bending downwards
that cross over the previous set.

Straight Lashes

Add some straight evenly spaced lash lines,
tapering them as you get closer to the tear duct. 

Paint a second set of straight lashes, making sure to
begin your lash at the same spot as the previous lashes to create a series 
of small upside-down V shapes.
Add a straight line between each set of V shapes. 

It was all fun and games until the planchette shot out of her hands. 

I saw this tin of mints at World Market and snapped it up for a fun silly prop. Of course in hind sight I should have just printed one out and made a legit looking ouija board but whatever. I can't print mints :P

Hope everyone is enjoying the Halloween season!

On Monday I promised you some colour photos of my trip to Bloedel Reserve so here they are! If you ever get the chance to visit this place I'd highly recommend it. It's stunning. Would be a great place for doll photos!

My favourite discovery of the day was the clump of orange fungus on the tree stump, but I think my favourite photo is the forest path. Although I love those purple flowers too, anyone know what they are?

I finished up the Realpuki Toki face plates and though I'm generally happy with the faceup I'm only 50% okay with how he's looking right now. I'm thinking I might repaint his OE face, I'm happy with the sleeping head, but not sure about the OE.

I'm going to leave it for now and concentrate on getting the wig made then I'll see how I feel about repainting. He might just need hair.

I hate these tiny heads, they're so much more work D:

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