for Reborn Doll Lips
from Debbie Ruano
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I have done all my
reborns this way for over a year now and have had no
problems with it. This particular doll is now in my
Sister in Laws family!! She was done about a year ago and
is still perfect.
I use Liquin (alkyd resin oil medium) as my base. I like to do lip color as
I go along ~ not mix it on a pallete ~ so this way works
for me. So, I brush the lips with small amount of Liquin
and then put some brush strokes of red, brown, yellow,
flesh and just start blending it on the lips.
I do it very thinly so it
actually sorta stains the lips. I blend it until I get
what I like and then let it dry several days. I use
brushes and actually blend the color down outside of the
lip line to make the lips look more full, but if blended
properly into the surrounding area, it looks very
It takes quite a
while to do this and most people are too impatient to
work with it, but I love the look. After its dry, I use
varathane (a polyurethane sealer) on the lips.
I have more
picture albums of different dolls I have done if you want
to look: Debbie Ruano's Photo Albums
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