Certified Doll Artisan Guild
Tete Jumeau C1886 By the Jumeau Doll Factory
PAINTING SUPPLIES REQUIRED:
Bisq Tone #1, Bisq Tone #2, New Rose Red Gloss, Antique Pompadour Red, Satin
Brow #7 Espresso, 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, good
FIRE: (Cone 018)
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: 1 Pt. Bisq Tone #1 and 1 Pt. Bisq Tone #2; 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
#1, 1 Pt. Bisq Tone #2 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
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. (If you have trouble controlling the
depth and blackness of the lash color, add some Satin White you your
mix. This will tone things down while still allowing you to paint
Please CLICK HERE to View the
Eyelash Detail Pages
(A New Page will open)
HERE to View the FULL FACE view of the Tete Jumeau
(Click on the
right eye to return to these instructions)
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
Full Photo. The lips have a line
through the middle where there is no lip color applied. While it
is crooked on the antique, you can make a judgement call and straighten
it out if you so desire.
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.
CLICK HERE to View the Eyebrow Detail Pages
(A new page will open)
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 for a picture of the full face of
the doll. This will show you where to place the cheek color.
(Click on the LEFT cheek to return here.)
(Cone 018) (Cone 018)
AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Eyebrow
#7 Espresso; Line Medium; Super Brow Brush or
Eyebrow Brush #1
Mix Media and China Paint to a creamy
The eyebrows on the Tete Jumeau are precisely
painted, stroke upon stroke. The many fine strokes produce a
beautifully arched brow with a finely feathered front and top outline.
The brow is wider at the front, tapering to a very fine point towards
the ear. There is no magic formula for the painting of the Tete
brows. It simply boils down to practice, practice, practice.
BUT, the results are really worthwhile if you take the time. There
are several pages linking from the page that you will open with this
link. Each page does a study of a different aspect of the
brows and lashes of the Tete Jumeau.
HERE to View the Eyebrow Detail Pages
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.
FOURTH FIRING: (Cone 018) (Optional Firing.
is where you take
a good look at your doll and compare her to the original. If any
of your colors require touch up or changing, this is the firing that completes
The Antique Tete Jumeau
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information is provided for your personal use and is not to be copied for sale
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Stanec's Dolls Ltd. and Evelyn Stanbury accept no responsibility if your doll
does not turn out looking exactly as the dolls represented here.
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