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Liechtenstein Plushie - SakuraCon Commission by Meip Liechtenstein Plushie - SakuraCon Commission by Meip
This was a SakuraCon Commission. x3 This little cutie is Liechtenstein from Axis Power Hetalia. She stands about 7" tall and is completly handsewn. Her skin and tights are made out of deersuede and her clothes are made out of felt. Her eyes are iron on transfers. She is not for sale. If you'd like a Liechtenstein of your very own, feel free to check out my Commission Information here: [link]

I had to paint dye white felt to get the color for her hair. It was the first time I'd ever tried to die anything this way and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. ^-^ There are very very few light or pastel colors of felt available where I am, so it's nice to know I can make my own colors! :la: I had her head and arms cut out for some time, but I wanted to be able to make her cute little shoes look just right, so I spent quite a lot of time experimenting on how to make feet. I don't like how a lot of human plushie feet are made, but i really really like how they turned out with this plush. >w< I also really loved working on her dress. <3 It's just so cute~ :heart: I like making cute things like this. :D
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may-eternal-moon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so cute!! :love: Her eyes are absolutely gorgeous!!! :love:
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Meip Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thank you! :love: I really like making cute dresses and outfits for plushies, but most of my commissions have been for male characters. xP
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InYourFaceNoob Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Cool.
Are you still open for plush commissions?I'd really like to get one for a friend of mine.
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Meip Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Yep, my plushie commission are open. ^^ You can find information about my commissions here: [link]
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1photoghrapher37221 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
her eyes just scream INNOCENT!howd you do that?please tell me!
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Meip Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Haha... xD; I'm not quite sure how I did it, truthfully. :P I really like drawing eyes, so maybe that has something to do with it? :3
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1photoghrapher37221 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I mean like what kind of art tools did you use you know like paintbrushes and color pencils that kind of thing:)
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Meip Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Oh! xP I used markers on iron on transfer paper. :3
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1photoghrapher37221 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I get the transfer paper and markers but what do you mean by iron?
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Meip Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Iron on transfer paper is a special type of paper. :3 You can print out images on it, or draw on it by hand, then you cut out your shape, and use an iron to fuse the paper to your fabric. ^^ I learned how to use iron transfer paper from watching this tutorial by *sakky-attack [link]
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mihijime Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow - never thought of dying felt!! do you mind sharing what kind of dye you used and how you did it?

Very cute plushie btw!! :D
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Meip Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I used artist quality acrylic paint mixed with water. :3 You can do it with the cheap brands of acrylic paint, but I've found the color just looks better when you use the higher quality paint. ^^
You should cut out your pattern pieces before you start dying the felt. :nod: Felt doesn't absorb like natural fibers do, so if you cut your pieces out after you die it there's a chance you'll have white edges. :O
Here's the steps to how I do it:
1. Cut out pattern pieces
2. Find a shallow basin that can fit all your pieces lying flat. (I use a regular old plate because I only die small bits at a time)
3. Mix paint with water. If you want a brighter/darker color use less water, the more water you add the paler it gets.
4. Pour paint mixture over your pattern pieces, and then move them around a bit to make sure they're evenly coated.
5. Carefully pour the excess dye either down the drain, or back into your cup.
6. Place your basin on a flat surface and wait for it to dry. This can take a really long time, over 24 hours to dry naturally. You can set it in the sun, or use a hairdryer to speed things up. If you use a hairdryer make sure to keep moving it about and don't put it to close to your felt, or you might melt the fibers! :(
I hope all that was helpful! :la:

Thanks! >w< I really like making cute clothes~ <3
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mihijime Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very helpful indeed! Thank you so much! and you are very welcome as well!
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RinNyan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her eyes are so pretty. ; Q;
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Meip Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thanks! <3 I had to try a couple of times because I had gotten new iron transfer paper specifically to use with markers and my markers blended weird with it. :P
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