This lady was a Dollar Store Diva. I had more than a dozen of these heads to play with so I tried flocking four of them with different colors of glitter powder. The gold was the most spectacular, but when I sprayed on acrylic sealer, most of it turned white so Miss Coppertop ended up with the most successful do.
The glitter powder made such a mess that I was not eager to experiment with it any further. Fortunately Muff did another tutorial on customizing "Hair and Lips with Modeling Paste." It's a good thing I had a 40% off coupon from Michael's because the modeling paste was expensive. Still, my first efforts were encouraging enough to make the price seem worthwhile.
To make this style I slathered on a layer of modeling paste, then I took one of the myriad of doll brushes I have accumulated and pressed it into the paste all over the doll's head. As I pulled the brush up, the paste formed peaks that look like a short, natural texture hairstyle.
Next time around I used a spare doll comb to make a side part in Teresa's new do.
Then I dragged it through the paste in a squiggly motion to make waves.
Kari Michelle is one of my all-time favorite face molds. Somehow she has always looked better with short hair.
This was supposed to be a cornrow hairstyle. I used a toothpick to section the "braids" but when I got to the back of her head, they were so close together you couldn't really tell they were braids so I didn't bother to add the detail that would look like braided strands.
I already had the Elektra Barbie when I found this one in the discount bin at a doll show. I scalped her but didn't find much for her to do until I started experimenting with modeling paste hairstyles.
I made this wavy, center part hairdo by dragging a comb through the modeling paste just as I did for Teresa.
This doll was a Kmart clone that I bought circa 2005. I used a toothpick to part her modeling paste "hair" in a grid pattern. Then I put dollops of modeling paste in the center of each square to make bantu knots.
I'm in the midst of a major "lifestyle colonic" so all these ladies are bound for the Goodwill. I just didn't want to send them off bald headed. Now all the other Ayamedia actresses are clamoring for a chance to go to the salon and get short do's they can sport in between roles.
Many thanks to Muff for the inspiration!