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Repaint Story: Vivi

You may have seen this unusual reroot around and I was given the opportunity to repaint her.

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This beautiful Robecca reroot was created by Mike Valentine. I am in awe of just how he was able to do this. I didn’t even know you could reroot using wires. The new look reminds me a lot of wrought iron art, delicate and strong. That’s exactly how it feels too!

Where does one even start?

IMG_9704Since I use a matte sealant as a starting layer, I didn’t want any of it to get on her hair just like I would if she was rerooted with the usual string type fiber. I had to use a lot of masking tape to make sure that it covered most of her hair as much as I could.

IMG_9703I had to be really careful to make sure that the tucked masking tape wasn’t touching any of the vinyl so that the sealant would settle properly.

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I couldn’t document most of her actual repaint process because I’m always careful to make sure I am not squishing her wire hair underneath. This called for a lot of paintbrush work and there wasn’t opportunity to photograph in between.

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Paintbrushes go where no watercolor pencil could!

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Thankfully her hair was intact! No squished parts or anything. Robecca transforms into Vivi!

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