and then I saw a Josephine Baker doll for sale (way more than I could afford) so I got inspired to make my own. She was an interesting, groundbreaking and brave person, beyond being absolutely gorgeous, so she was just begging to be in my Barbie collection.
|Josephine starts life as a Hula Hair Christie|
|Shorn. All that multicolor hair gone!|
|I used straight acetone to wipe her eyebrows off, and taped off where they'd go back.|
|First try. I like the right brow but not the left and the eye liner takes all the sparkle out of her eyes.|
|Face touched up and scalp painted black.|
|Flocked, waiting for glue to dry. Don't mind the body. She's on a spare body temporarily to make her head easier to work with|
|Painted, flocked, and ready for a nice Artsy body, which I can hopefully get tomorrow. Not a twin, obviously, but close enough for government work. |
Next up? Fashion photos! Because it's just not Josephine Baker without gorgeous fashion photos!