by Evelyn Stanbury, GMDM, Certified Doll Artisan Guild Instructor   

Depose Tete Jumeau C1886 By the Jumeau Doll Factory


PAINTS:         Bisq Tone #1, Bisq Tone #2, New Rose Red Gloss, Antique Pompadour Red,  Satin black,

                        Brow #7 Espresso, Cheek Blush Cake.                                       

MEDIA:         Line Medium, Area Medium, Water,  

BRUSHES:    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               

OTHER:       Super Doll Sponges, White Glazed Tile, Palette Knife, Round Toothpicks, 1 small, flat

                      dish to hold media/water mixes, good quality callipers.

FIRST FIRE:  (Cone 018)   


  • SUPPLIES 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

  • TECHNIQUE:  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) 


  • SUPPLIES AND BRUSHES REQUIRED:     2 Parts Satin Black;  1 Part Satin White; Line Medium; Water; Eyeliner Brush #1  

  • TECHNIQUE:  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 beautiful lashes)

Please CLICK HERE to View the Eyelash Detail Pages

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Please CLICK HERE to View the FULL FACE view of the Tete Jumeau 

(Click on the right eye to return to these instructions)

2.       LIPS, NOSE & EYE DOTS 

  • SUPPLIES AND BRUSHES REQUIRED:   Rose Red Gloss; Line Medium; Medium Area Brush 

  • TECHNIQUE:  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 belowNose 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.


Click here to return to the painting instructions on Lip Shading.


3.     UNDER  BROW 

  • SUPPLIES AND BRUSHES REQUIRED:     Eyebrow #7 Espresso; Line Medium; Medium Shader Brush

  • 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.

Please CLICK HERE to View the Eyebrow Detail Pages   

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3.  CHEEKS       

  • SUPPLIES 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.)

THIRD FIRING: (Cone 018)  (Cone 018) 

1.  EYEBROWS              

  • SUPPLIES AND BRUSHES REQUIRED:  Eyebrow #7 Espresso; Line Medium; Super Brow Brush or Eyebrow Brush #1

  • TECHNIQUE:   Mix Media and China Paint to a creamy consistency.  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.

Please CLICK HERE to View the Eyebrow Detail Pages   

  2.      LIP SHADING

  • SUPPLIES AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Lip Mixture; Antique Pompadour Red; Line Medium; Medium Area Brush; Eyelash #1 Brush, or Accent Liner Brush

  • TECHNIQUE:   Mix about half lip color and half  Antique Pompadour with the Medium.  With the Medium Area Brush, shade the inner part of the lips, softening the edges.  Color should be darkest towards the inner part of the lips.  The shading ends just over halfway down the lip.   The outer edges of the lip remain with the first color application and are very pale.  Click here to return to the photo close up of the lips to see exact placement of the shading.   Be sure to make color smooth.  With your Eyelash #1 Brush, or your Accent Liner paint the accent lines on the upper and lower lips.  Dip the brush in water and then run it through the thick mixture of your paint.  Only do one accent at a time before reloading your brush.

3. CHEEKS                              

  • SUPPLIES AND BRUSHES REQUIRED: Cheek Blush Cake;  Area Medium;  Small China Mop; Super Doll Sponge

  • TECHNIQUE:  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 Full 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.

This 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 image.       

Click HERE to return to the FIrst Fire instructions on Cheek Painting. Please CLICK HERE to return to the Second Fire Cheek Painting Instructions. Click here to return to the directions for painting the eye dots. Click here to return to the instructions for painting the lips and nose dots. Please click here to return to the painting instructions for the Eyelashes

The Antique Tete Jumeau

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This information is provided for your personal use and is not to be copied for sale in any fashion.  The talents of individual doll makers varies greatly, and Stanec's Dolls Ltd. and Evelyn Stanbury accept no responsibility if your doll does not turn out looking exactly as the dolls represented here.

Stanec's Dolls Ltd.     165 April Road, Port Moody, BC    Canada    V3H 3M4


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