By Evelyn Stanbury, GMDM, Certified Doll Artisan Guild Instructor   



PAINTS:         Bisq Tones #2 and 3, Antique Pompadour Red, Satin Yellow Red, Satin Black, Celeste Blue,

                        Rich Henna Brown, Satin White, Ruby 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.

FIRST FIRE:  (Cone 018)  

1.  OVERALL WASH                   Before applying color, condition all pieces with Area Medium.  Take

     Bisq. Tone #2, # 3,                    care to get into all the small crevices.  Mix 2 Pts BT#2, 1 Pt BT#3,

     Celeste Blue                              1 Pt Pomp. Red and 1/8th part Celeste Blue Matt with Area Medium.

     Pomp. Red Matt                        Start applying the paint to the face with the Doll Sponge.  Apply paint

     Area Medium                             generously to the front facial area--nose, mouth, eye sockets, chin, etc.

     Water                                          Spread into depressions such as nostrils, dimples, corner of mouth and

     Large Filbert Brush                  eyes, ears, etc., using Lg Filbert Shader.  Continue to spread paint over

     Large China Mop                     entire head moving sponge in a circular motion and pulling the paint

     Super Doll Sponge                    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 colour even.  When you are satisfied with the even

                                                         application of your paint, lightly and quickly buff  it with the Lg. China

                                                         Mop to smooth and polish your paint.

SECOND FIRING: (Cone 018) 

1.  LASHES AND UPPER RIM     Mix Satin Black, Satin White  and  Line Medium to a thick, 

     Satin Black  (1 Pt)                       creamy consistency.  .   Paint lashes to a translucent, but dark

     Satin White  (1 Pt)                       charcoal color.   Many fine lashes.  The eye rims are lined on the

     Line Medium                               top only, with a very fine line that is barely visible.


     Eyeliner Brush #1       

2.       LIPS, NOSE DOTS &           Mix China Paint and Medium to a creamy consistency.  Paint a smooth,

                EYE DOTS                   light application on the lips and paint the nose and eye dots as shown on 

       2 Pts. Satin Yellow Red       the  photo.

       1 Pt. Rose Red Gloss 

       Line Medium

       Medium Area Brush                                    


3. CHEEKS                              Apply Area Medium to the cheek and beyond.  Carefully apply the cheek 

     Ruby Cheek Blush Cake    color to the cheek area with a clean sponge or Stippler.   Polish it with the 

     Area Medium                      China  Mop, blending the edges.

     Small China Mop

     Super Doll Sponge


THIRD FIRING: (Cone 018)   (Cone 018) 

1.  EYEBROWS                     Mix Media and China Paint to a creamy consistency.  Paint the eyebrows

     Rich Henna Brown            using many fine lines placed very close together in places, touching in the 

     Line Medium                     center, with some strokes appearing darker than others.   I find that you can

     Super Brow or                    replicate this brow the easiest if you start from the outside of the eye and

          Eyebrow 1 Brush           feather the strokes in, ending at the nose.

  2.       LIP SHADING                                 Mix about half lip color and half  Antique Pompadour with the   

        Lip Mixture                               Medium.  With the Medium Area Brush, shade the inner part 

       Antique Pompadour Red         of the lips, softening the  edges. 

       Line Medium                                        

      Medium Area Brush            


. CHEEKS                             Apply Area Medium to the cheek and beyond.  Carefully apply the cheek 

     Ruby Cheek Blush Cake     color to the cheek area with a clean sponge or Stippler.   Polish it with 

     Area Medium Mop              the China  Mop, blending the edges.

     Small China Mop

     Super Doll Sponge           


FOURTH FIRING: (Cone 018) (Optional Firing.

Heubach dolls had very rosy cheeks.   If required, add more color to the cheeks.    View your doll and see if you require any additional strokes on your eyebrows.        



This Page Last Edited July 21st, 2007.


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