FYI – it is not currently in vogue to call so-called dreadlocks by that term anymore. They are now referred to as “Locks.” The “why” should be obvious. I am not the originator of the change in terms, but being a believer in the Whorf Hypothesis, I do abide.
Several months ago I posted about an OOAK Artist who creates Lock styles. Her work is amazing. But I can’t really afford her stuff. I exchanged a few emails with her but ultimately decided that I needed to overcome my fear of re-rooting and learn to make my own locks.
I made my own re-rooting tool and did a few test plugs…I was proud of myself for taking that step.
I scoured the internet for help. I experimented A LOT. Nothing I tried seemed to really work.
Today I was on Anika McKay’s Dollz4Moi blog and after catching up there I went to the list of blogs she follows and found a blog called Vita Plastica which had some great stuff including a reference to a site called Corset Kitten’s Workshop.
Corset Kitten had a tutorial for doll sanding – which was pretty “out there.”
I say “out there” because when you become an Adult-Barbie Enthusiast (as I did about a year ago) you quickly learn about rebodies, boil perms, re-roots and repaints…but I’d never heard of body sanding until today.
Corset Kitten intrigued me with this “sanding” thing so I started looking around her site some more.
LO and BEHOLD, I found Corset Kitten’s Quick Tutorial for LOCKS!!!!!
You know what’s crazy? She posted the tutorial TODAY!
I actually found her tutorial on the very day she posted it. How could I be this lucky? I decided it must be some sort of Adult-Barbie-Enthusiast Karma I had stored up.
Corset Kitten suggests that you put on some music while you “lock” so I have provided the most cliché song possible. Then again, don’t confuse my admission that it is a cliché for an apology. I can’t apologize because the song has such a catchy tune and one of the best messages EVER.
…you know the words so don’t hesitate to sing along!