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« Reply #8430 on: March 09, 2009 06:39:11 PM »

I was also wondering how you guys recolor your safety eyes?  I'm working with limited resources in this small town and these eye are definitely not right.
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« Reply #8431 on: March 09, 2009 06:59:29 PM »

Eliea...what a great shape!  I need to reeeeallly practice....I want to put a pretty red mouth on my diva girl....did you use paint or a paint pen?
I was also wondering how you guys recolor your safety eyes?  I'm working with limited resources in this small town and these eye are definitely not right.
  I'm not sure about recoloring safety eyes...I haven't heard of that as of yet...but newbie doll maker here...but I do have those glass marbles that are flat on one side that I've made into eyes that I want to try as eyes for poppets....you could try that?  They're relatively inexpensive (with a coupon Wink) and use paint pens.
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« Reply #8432 on: March 09, 2009 07:02:40 PM »

Here's a link to my latest poppet.  Grin

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« Reply #8433 on: March 09, 2009 09:23:33 PM »

I was also wondering how you guys recolor your safety eyes?  I'm working with limited resources in this small town and these eye are definitely not right.

I've recolored a few sets of safety eyes by sanding the color off of the back with an emery board, then adding color in different ways..  Sharpies work well, but will fade if exposed to rubbing alcohol.  Acrylic paint is fun, and details can be added by painting with a toothpick, but I recommend sealing it with Mod Podge or clear nail polish.  My favorite set of eyes were colored with layers of nailpolish, nice with little flecks of gold.  I don't know if that helps any,  Undecided So far, they have held up to playtime. Wink
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« Reply #8434 on: March 09, 2009 09:56:36 PM »



I would love to know how the joints work out for you. I' strongly debating purchasing some nylon ones for my next poppet.
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I've used the nylon doll joints and like them. I use the auto button hole maker on my machine an make a button hole just big enough for the shank, where I want the joint to be before I sew the poppet seams. It gives me a little more confidence that the poppet won't tear if she ends up with a rough and tumble playmate.
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« Reply #8435 on: March 10, 2009 06:40:51 AM »

For recoloring eyes I like to sand off the back with some sandpaper and use nailpolish. It requires no sealing of any sort and you can get some amazing colors because of the metallic!
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« Reply #8436 on: March 10, 2009 08:28:05 AM »

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I would love to know how the joints work out for you. I' strongly debating purchasing some nylon ones for my next poppet.
I've used the nylon doll joints and like them. I use the auto button hole maker on my machine an make a button hole just big enough for the shank, where I want the joint to be before I sew the poppet seams. It gives me a little more confidence that the poppet won't tear if she ends up with a rough and tumble playmate.
Thanks for the tip! I can totally do that! And it would make the holes line up neat too. Smiley

I was also wondering how you guys recolor your safety eyes?  I'm working with limited resources in this small town and these eye are definitely not right.
I used my dremmil and removed the paint off the back, then used nail polish to paint. My poppets have gone through the washer without any issues in a pillowcase. I even tossed my latest one in the dryer.
This was not intentionally an experiment but the dog found her half finished in my craft bag waiting for her hair and decided it would make a nice toy. I was going to just surface wash but her slobber drys really funky so I tossed the poppet in a pillowcase, tied the top and washed on gentle, dried on low heat. She was in the wash with regualr clothing and came out fine.

Eliea...what a great shape!  I need to reeeeallly practice....I want to put a pretty red mouth on my diva girl....did you use paint or a paint pen?
I used acrylic and fabric paints mixed together and used a toothpick to paint them on. Keep in mind this was not my first mouth. The others were not as pretty. I tried to use the tip of the bottle's nozzle to paint them on and they looked awful! I knew I wasn't steady enough for a brush so I used a toothpick. A Q-tip would have been perfect but I was out of them at the time! lol I have since vowed never to let that happen again! But as a craftster you have to make do with what you have sometimes.
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So a lot of time since then and now I was very thoughtful on how to make it better!
You could also make a stencil out of freezer paper to make sure to stay in the lines. Smiley

for those that haven't seen her my latest fondly dubbed "gothic girl" is posted here:
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« Reply #8437 on: March 10, 2009 09:11:41 AM »

stencil!! what a great idea!!!  I was thinking ...what would puffy paint do?  Maybe after drawing on the lips...coloring them in...then adding some dimension?  I am sooooo all over the changing the eye color...that didn't even cross my mind Undecided  I thought I was stuck with the color that you see...what you see is what you get.  Yay! craftster dolly peeps!
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« Reply #8438 on: March 10, 2009 09:20:47 AM »

You can always just buy the clear safety eyes online too.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8439 on: March 10, 2009 09:31:29 AM »

stencil!! what a great idea!!!  I was thinking ...what would puffy paint do?  Maybe after drawing on the lips...coloring them in...then adding some dimension?  I am sooooo all over the changing the eye color...that didn't even cross my mind Undecided  I thought I was stuck with the color that you see...what you see is what you get.  Yay! craftster dolly peeps!
I've been wanting to try puffing the paint on the lips I thought it would be neato too. Think of the pretty Angelina lips! You could puff them then do detail work like highlights and such!
The only problem is most puff paint tells you to iron the back so you'd have to paint the face before you sew the front of the head to the back. Not impossible just more difficult to see how it's going to go together.
Or you could use some sort of cloth in between the iron and the paint. I know they make a pressing cloth or something for that sort of thing...
Just make sure it's the kind where the color is painted on the back. I've tried painting over the ones with color mixed in and it does nothing.
I finally though have gotten sick of the sanding process so I bough clear eyes from sunshinecrafts.com They sell out quick though! I bought 50 15 mm and 50 18 mm. IO want to get some 12mm but haven't yet. I am so lazy sometimes.!
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