Chynadoll Creations

Chynadoll Creations

Monday, March 12, 2012

Diorama's and a new repaint.

Hey guys, sorry its been a while since my last post. My day job has me running at full speed! Fighting crime has really been exhausting and has not left me with much time to spend with my repaints or dioramas :( 
I did manage to get one diorama completed! I also have a few pics that were never posted of Danica and her friends in other completed dios.  I still have many more things in the works (including the finishing of the Chynadolls Dio) and a bedroom scene to say the least. 
So many ideas and not enough hours in the day!  

Well duty calls :)
I'm off to continue my crime fighting :)  Keep me in your prayers
Until next time..
Cecile :)

Introducing the Dio's and repaint :)


June and Jackie.
This dio was created using dollar store items and a cardboard box
Dollar store items are as follows:
Chairs (candle votives) material and a sock
was used for the cushion.
Table base (candle votive)
Glass table top
Shot glass holding the flower tree.
White dog (was originally brown and black)

The table flower was made using a cork from wine :)
Bar in back was made using a small box( that held staples )
It was covered in white contact paper and then had a mirror
with smaller square mirrors attached with a glue gun.
Lamps are made with beads, craft wire and paper.
Sparkle hanging design is a christmas ornament.
Tiles on floor are from home depot :)
Bar bottles are re-ment found on ebay
Backdrop is a cereal box cut open, covered with contact paper
and a picture of flowers printed on the computer.

This is a the before pic of a doll from the flea market.

During her makeover repaint

Introducing Janea
Her face was repainted using artistic acrylics/ pastels and

A few interesting things about this set is the statue and
wall art.
This was made by using a printed image found on line (pic in frame)
Then the same color concept was used on the statue behind Janea.
The statue is a Ken body ( found in the flea market) The body was
in good shape, however the head was a mess and not able to be repainted. It had
permanent ink on the face etc! It was beyond my patience LOL.
I painted the body in a gun metal grey. Then applied paper
mixed with water and glue to adhere  it to the body. I added the colors that I wanted then I
sealed the entire body.

End Tables are made from craft paper rolled and glued
As well as the lamp shades. Lamp base is made from
beads and craft wire. 

This dio was made using the following:
table base: small glass cup from dollar store.
Mirror top from craft store.
The chairs are made from using tomato sauce cans.
The label was removed and was replaced with
craft paper. It was then fitted with a back made using
cardboard and the same craft paper. The entire chair was
then painted white and fitted with a black and white
cushion made from material and a baby sock.
Flowers are from the dollar store as well. They were cut to
scale and fitted in different vases. 

Fireplace was made using a cardboard box covered
with craft paper that has a raised finish.  Bottom
of the fireplace was cut out and fitted with black duck tape
and craft paper.

The abstract art on top of the fireplace was made using
beads and craft wire. Books were made using craft foam
and printed paper.

June , Ginger and Janea

This is Ginger from the Spa :)

Chynadoll Creations


  1. I'm always amazed by your work!!!! Love the dios, you've got a special ability to make wonderful furniture from totally un-dollie things. And the repaint is so cute!!

  2. Janea looks smashing! :) Great diorama too!

  3. Cecile, as always I'm thrilled with your work! You have such a great eye for what you can use for your dolly world. I don't remember seeing Ginger before, she and Janea are REALLY pretty. I liked seeing your pictures of your painting process too! I've started my demo doll from the CD I bought using the colors that she is using to illustrate her technique. It is very challenging, but I'm getting a kick out of it and can't wait to get through the whole process to see what I come out with. Hugs friend!

    1. Thanks Susan. Ginger was a previous post from Ginger's gems, a spa I created. I am excited to see your repaints! That is how I started repainting. My hubby purchased a repaint CD for me. Its so much fun! Just remember to practice and practice and just have fun with it all :)Hugs back my friend

  4. The dioramas and dolls are so awesome. Now I will have to stop at the dollar store to see if I can pick up some of those items you used.

  5. I really like the black dress in the first picture. Your dioramas are awesome. Time for some tutorials!

    1. Thanks Limbe. I really would like to do tutorial, however I really dont have the time :( sorry. If there is something you would like to know how to make just let me know and I will go into further details :)

  6. I love love these dio's. I was totally amazed at the items you used from the Dollar Tree to create such gorgeous rooms. Now I will think twice before I throw out cans. Lol! Very creative idea. Also Janea is lovely as all of your creations are. It was great seeing Danica, June and Ginger again,

    P.S. I love your blog's new look.

    1. Thanks Vickey :) I am always looking at everyday items and trying to get additional uses for them in my dios. It is just so much fun! Thanks for the compliment on my blog. I felt it was time for a change :)

  7. You did a new technique on Janea's eyes. It's beautiful. These dios are so fresh. I love when people take regular elements and use them for dolls.

    Stay safe and keep sharing.

    1. Hey its Muff, thank you and I totally agree with taking regular elements and using them for dolls and dios :) Its so much fun seeing what my mind can come up with when I recycle stuff :) Thanks for noticing Janea's eyes :) It is a new technique! I am always studing and learning new things as I go along:0)

  8. Love all the dios and the creative ways you used designed everything! My favorite thing of all though is the Ken body statue! Now that is beautiful and so artistic. Love the new repaint, Janea. It was great to see all of the ladies, especially Ginger!

    1. Thanks Vanessa, that statue is one of my favs as well.

  9. Hello from Spain: congratulations on your creations. They are all fantastic. Your new Janea is very pretty. The scenes you were very elegant. The statue with the body of Ken's original.. Congratulations on this great work. Be careful in your fight against crime. When I see American series type ‘’Law and Order’’ or ‘family of cops’, I always say that you have a very hard and dangerous job. thanks to people like you, citizens can rest easy in the streets. Keep in touch.

  10. Thank you so much Marta :) Hugs to you

  11. Wow everthing looks great. Very creative, just love it. Janea makeup is really pretty!

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    1. Thank you Shasarignis :) Welcome to Chynadoll Creations.

  13. Your repaints are absolutely beautiful. Where do your inspirations come from for the new faces and personalities?

    1. Hi Debbie, thanks so much :) my inspiration comes from many places. I people watch, read magazines and watch some tv lol. Its mostly from watching people. I might see a style or look and try and recreate it. I work around lots of folks and have the traveling public in my face all the time lol so I get to see lots!! I am always expanding my mind and creativity to challenge myself for something new. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog :)

  14. I just love your Dios and Dolls! It should be a regular feature on your blog! I was amazed with the Ken body! Soo artistic! The furniture was great too! I had been looking at votives at another store that were way more than a dollar to do the same thing. I didn't want to spend what they were asking. I saw these votives last week at the dollar store and put them on my list for next week. I really would love to learn how you paint your faces!


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