I thought it would be interesting to show the changes in the three dolls I am making from beginning of their painting to the end. A lot of people are afraid of trying to make their dolls look old. they see the pretty paint the first time around and decide they might mess it up if they go any further. Stopping and not going further is always an option and if the doll is pretty, a good option, however, if you never go any further, you will never know what is possible, and the old looking dolls are endearing in their blemishes, scrapes, little tears and worn and discolored paint. These doll heads have been made from scratch ( so to speak ) made from molding cloth into a plaster mold, then removed, glued together and mounted on a torso. they are then covered with a stockinet, silk, or cotton. These have been given a cotton stockinet, because it makes a better old head. they are then painted in acrylic gesso to seal the cloth from the oil paint that will come next. Stage One is where they are now. they have been painted in one coat of oil paint. It will take about a week or two for them to dry before we can go on to stage two. Come back to see the transformation. It will be amazing to see the change that takes place. Such fun to turn a few scraps of cloth into a beautiful doll. Doll makers are lucky people indeed.