Then the factory paint was removed with acetone and a few cotton balls. Now that she has a clean face, I started by spraying on three coats of Mister Super Clear to prep her face for the application of pastels and watercolor pencils, because even though we call this a repaint, I have used no acrylic paint on this Cleo DeNile repaint.
I start by defining Cleo's eye shape with watercolor pencils. I am partial to Derwent.
Although I used to use white watercolor pencils for the eye sclera, I no longer do this. I exclusively use white pastels now. This enables me to blend the white with the shadows at the sides and upper eye area that is in shadow from the upper lid.
Even the lips are mostly pastels, although I do the basic outlining with pencil.
Once the repaint of our Monster High Cleo was done, I chose to use Tibetan Lamb fur as her hair. I dyed it in a stunning golden red shade and using permanent adhesive, gave her new hair. I sell Tibetan Lamb fur for doll hair and wig making and make wigs from it, so I always have lots on hand.
Here is my Cleo DeNile repaint and she is for sale in my Etsy shop.