I’m sure I haven’t shared this. Its a post I began ages ago and forgot in my drafts. Ooops. So here goes now.
What’s a doll-o-rama you ask? Its a doll display box x diorama. I mean, its obvious isn’t it?
I’ve made a few of them since I started this post, but this is the first one I made for one of my repainted dolls.
I had this Monster High Operetta doll that I decided to repaint into a rockabilly chick. Here is the before and after…
This doll was crying out to be a rockabilly really. She already had tattoos and bright red hair… it was an easy decision.
After stripping her factory paint, I gave her a new face, coloured in her facial tattoos, gave her a quiff and new clothes, and voila.
I really wanted to have a proper background for her though. I made a box out of some timber I had and created a diner space for her to stand in. The whole idea was to make it 3D enough to give the illusion of depth, but to make it simple to put together.
I created the background with royalty free images I found online, putting them into Photoshop and putting them together to create the space I wanted. I printed out the image of a jukebox I found, mounted it on board and glued it in place halfway back in the box.
I secured the doll in place by making a little bracket out of black wire attached to the back of the jukebox. That way the wire ‘doll stand’ was almost invisible and the doll was easy to pose in a natural position – leaning against the jukebox.
The little holes one the frame are there so a piece of perspex can be attached to the front to keep dust out.
All in all, I think its a great little display. I listed her in my Etsy shop for a while but she actually sold at the market.