How to Paint Reborn Doll Lips

To paint the lips of a reborn doll with Genesis heat set paints, you will need the following materials:

  • Genesis heat set paints in the desired lip color
  • A small, flat paintbrush
  • Isopropyl alcohol (for cleaning the brush)
  • A heat gun or other heat source

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Clean the lips of the doll with isopropyl alcohol to remove any oils or dirt that may interfere with the paint adhesion.

  2. Mix a small amount of the Genesis heat set paint with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to create a thin, watery consistency. This will help the paint flow more easily and allow you to achieve a more realistic, gradient effect on the lips.

  3. Use the flat paintbrush to apply the paint to the lips of the doll, starting at the center of the upper lip and working outward. Use short, light strokes to build up the color gradually and blend the edges.

  4. Once you have achieved the desired color and coverage, use the heat gun to set the paint. Hold the heat gun about 6 inches away from the lips and move it back and forth in a sweeping motion for about 30 seconds. Be sure to hold the heat gun far enough away from the doll to avoid overheating the vinyl or silicone.

  5. Once the paint is set, allow the doll to cool for at least 15 minutes before handling. Then, you can add additional layers of paint or touch up any areas that may need it.

It’s important to note that Genesis heat set paints are designed specifically for use on reborn dolls and other vinyl or silicone dolls. They are not suitable for use on fabric or other materials. Additionally, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use caution when handling the heat gun to avoid damaging the doll.