Do you prefer factory or custom faceups? Do you do your own doll’s faceup?
First of all, no I don’t do my own faceups. This ties nicely in with written prompt #6 where I mentioned that unless stick figure faceups become the new thing, I’m very unlikely to ever start doing faceups… But if you ever want a princess stick figure on your doll, I’m your girl!
As to preferring factory or custom faceups, that’s a tricky one… Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love most custom faceups. I also absolutely hate parting with my new doll to let her face be sent out to somewhere scary where she may never return from. I also hate the extra wait and the cost of shipping the face back and forth. Plus I only feel like using European faceup artists, since I don’t feel like paying customs again for a doll I already paid customs for… So for me it’s currently only factory faceups. I tend to pick dolls where I love (or at least like) the factory faceup. I have plans to ship out faces again someday, but right now my girls are coming home with factory faceups and keeping them.
So do you prefer the beautiful faceups that companies produce, or do you feel like the doll will only be yours if it has a different faceup perfectly fitted to the character?