Here I have two different Elsa dolls, one of which I was successful in restoring, and the other, well...is still a work in progress.
First up is this toddler Elsa doll, which talks and sings. Got her at a thrift shop for $1.50. Her hair was a mess and she had different colors of marker all over her face.
About 30 minutes later, a successful transformation!
Boom! Ha ha! Sold her for $9. As for the other one...
Got this one for around $2 at a thrift shop. My intent was to fix her hair, and *try* to repaint her into an Elsa Zombie (this was before I did my trade with Alyssa at Earth Wood Beauty dolls). I am STILL trying to deal with this hair. Ugh. I swear I've boil washed her hair and brushed it out about 6000 times. I would do it a couple times, then set her aside for a few days, then try again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I though about using a hair straightener, but I didn't want to use my good one, and the only other one I had didn't have an adjustable heat dial. So I whipped out the iron. I used a pressing cloth on her damp hair, and started at the lowest setting and worked my way up. It sort of worked...a little.
|Still not great. Humpf.|