I’ve already posted this at the Den of Angels site but I did a skin mod project on my Dollfie Dream I doll.
Some months ago I upgraded my first DD Arienrhood to a DDdy body (Dollfie Dream Dynamite). If anyone does not know about DDdy’s, they’re a more thicker, curvier body than the regular DD I or DD 2 bodies. The first body she came with was the Dollfie Dream I body which I bought when they first came out.
Arienrhood Version 1 (Left) Arienrhood Version 2 (Right)
Now that Arienrood has a new body, I’m left with the DD 1 body.
I’ve always wanted to further mod a DD by coloring the skin. Since I had an extra DD03 head which was originally Arienrhood’s half lidded face, I dicided to create a twin sister for her but with a darker skintone. I found a good post at DOA about dying a DD using spray paint or liquid dye. I used spray paint for this project.
In the DOA post VHT vinyl spray paint was used. VHT is available at Amazon but not in my area. I didn’t feel like dealing with the shipping price, so I went to my neighborhood Autozone and bought some Rust-oleum sand colored vinyl spray paint used for car seats ($6.99 a can). I took a chance with this but I did a test run first with an extra chest part that I had.
It adhered nicely and dried very fast. The paint wasn’t tacky after the paint dried and the vinyl felt the same as it did without the paint. The only thing I had to be careful of is not to spray too close that it starts to create drip stains.
So before I started to paint, I took the doll apart, cleaned all the parts with soap and water and erased the face up off of the head. After the parts dried I started to paint.
I put each part on a metal hook, hung them in a box and sprayed each piece one by one. I was thinking that she was going to be Sand colored but as I sprayed her she was more olive colored.
So far so good!!