PAINTING SUPPLIES REQUIRED:
Bisq Tone #1000, Bisq Tone #3, New Rose Red Gloss, Antique Pompadour Red, Satin
Brow 1, Brow 2, Dusky Lilac, Cheek Blush Cake.
Medium, Area Medium, Water,
Medium Area Brush, Large
Area Brush, Lg. China Mop, Small China Mop, Large and
Medium Filbert Brushes, Eyelash Liner #1, Super Brow Brush or Eyebrow #1 Brush
Super Doll Sponges,
White Glazed Tile, Palette Knife, Round Toothpicks, 1 small, flat
dish to hold media/water mixes.
There are hyperlinks in the body of the technique
sheet that will take you from the area you are working on to the full view
picture at the end of the page. To return to the area of instruction you
were working on, simply click on the corresponding area of the
face. For example, if you are painting the right brow and wish to
see the placement of the brow on the full face, click on the picture of the
brow. To return to the instruction, simply click on the same brow
on the full face picture and you will return to the spot on the page where you
FIRE: (Cone 018)
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: 1 Pt. Bisq Tone #1000
and 1 Pt. Bisq Tone #3; Area
Medium; Water; Large Filbert Brush; Large China Mop; Super Doll Sponges
Before applying color, condition all pieces with Area Medium.
Take care to get into all the small crevices. Mix 1 Pt. BisqTone
#1000, 1 Pt. Bisq Tone #3 with Area Medium. Start applying the
paint to the face with the Super Doll Sponge. Apply
paint generously to the front facial area--nose, mouth, eye sockets, chin,
etc. Spread the paint into depressions such as nostrils, dimples,
corner of mouth, eyes, ears, etc., using Large Filbert Shader.
Continue to spread paint over entire head moving the sponge in a circular
motions and pulling the paint from the front of the head all around to the
back. Add more paint as required to cover the entire head with a
smooth coat of paint. Using a fresh sponge, work the paint over the
head, smoothing it out and being sure to make the color even.
When you are satisfied with the even application of your paint, lightly
and quickly buss it with the Large China Mop to smooth and
polish your piece.
SECOND FIRING: (Cone 018)
AND UPPER RIM
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: 2
Parts Satin Black;
1 Part Satin White; Line Medium; Water; Eyeliner Brush #1
Mix Satin Black, Satin White
and Line Medium to a thick, creamy consistency.
Paint lashes to a translucent, but very dark charcoal color. Lashes
are sharply slanted to the outside corners, with very regular
spacing. The eyes are lined with a fine black line all around the
inner edge. Rest the side of your eyelash brush on the rim and run
it around the edge. Take care to apply paint lightly, not in
globs. (Click on the eyes below to go to full view to see exact
placement of lashes in relationship to the rest of the head. Click
on the eyes in the large picture to return.)
LIPS, NOSE & EYE DOTS
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Rose Red Gloss;
Medium Area Brush
Mix China Paint and Medium to a creamy
consistency. Paint a smooth,
light application of paint on the lips, and pain the inner nose dots, as shown on
the photo below. Nose Dots are painted in two firings.
This firing is the light undercoat which covers the entire nostril
area. The photo shown here is of the finished antique doll with both
firings shown, so you must study the picture and note the two different
areas of color. The same principle applies to the lips. In
this firing you are basically laying out the base color and pattern for
the shape of the lips and inner nostrils. The shading is completed
in subsequent firings. Paint very light eye dots as seen in photo
above. (Click on the close up below to go to
the large picture. Click on the mouth to return.)
here to return to lip shading instructions below.)
TECHNIQUE: Mix China Paint and Medium to a creamy consistency.
Paint a smooth, light stroke on brow ridge.
Smooth with Dry Shader
Brush so that the edges are not sharp.
Study the photo of
the antique doll's eyebrows. You
can see, if you look carefully, just exactly where the under or
"shadow" brow fills in the color under the strokes.
Remember that the strokes of the brow will extend beyond the under
brow both at the front and the back of the under brow stroke, so don't
make it too long.
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Cheek Blush Cake; Area
Medium; Small China Mop; Super Doll Sponge or Stippler Brush
TECHNIQUE: Apply Area Medium to the cheek and
beyond. Carefully apply the cheek color with clean sponge or Stippler.
Polish it with the Small China Mop, blending the
edges so as to prevent "stop lines". Refer to Full
Photo at the end of this page for a picture of the full face of
the doll. This will show you where to place the cheek color.
(Click on the doll's left cheek to return here.)
(Cone 018) (Cone 018)
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: 1
Part Eyebrow #1; 1 Part Eyebrow #2; Line Medium; Super Brow Brush or
Eyebrow Brush #1
Mix Media and China Paint to a creamy
consistency. The eyebrows on this
doll are painted in two distinctly different stroke patterns. The
left eyebrow is painted line upon line, with some of them crossing each
other. The right eyebrow is painted in a fan shape, starting from
outside edge and working in towards the nose. Examine
each individual photo of the right and left brows and then look at the full face photo for
exact placement of the brows. (Click on the
eyebrows below to go to the larger picture. Click on the eyebrow on
the larger picture to return.)
3. UPPER EYELID
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Dusky Lilac; Line Medium;
Apply Area Medium to the upper eyelid. BE VERY
CAREFUL not to disturb your eyebrows. The eye shadow does not
extend up into the area of the eyebrows, but is placed in the crease of
the upper eyelid and blended to just a faint hint of color on the lid.
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Cheek Blush Cake; Area
Medium; Small China Mop; Super Doll Sponge
Apply Area Medium to the cheek and beyond.
Carefully apply the cheek color to the cheek area with a clean sponge or
Stippler. Polish it with the China Mop, blending the
edges. Click here to refer to
Photo at the end of this page for placement of cheek
color. (Click on RIGHT CHEEK
to return) This second application of the cheek color is applied
over a smaller area than the first coloring. It is designed to
enhance the first application, providing more color to the
"apple" of the cheek, which is the fullest part of the
cheek. Be sure not to blush beyond the area covered by the
medium. This will prevent "stop lines" from occurring.