Customizing Blythe: How to Paint Lips Like a Pro

Hello! I customize blythe dolls for both fun and for some profits. So far I have been doing it for just a little over year. I started when I was 15 and my first doll was quite terrible (as I wasn’t very careful), but I got better and better with every doll,and have now done 20+ dolls. So here is a tutorial for re-coloring or customizing the lips of a Blythe doll, hope you like it!

blythe lip tutorial

Step 1

Gather your supplies: Blythe, fine-grit sanding sponge, a small flat paint-brush and a bigger softer paint-brush, chalk pastels in a lighter and darker color, and watercolor-pencils in a darker color and white.

Step 2

Sand off the original lip color (you may have to scrape the paint in the crease away with a some-what dull x-acto knife). With the small paint-brush, brush the darker pastel color in the crease of the lips and lightly outward.

Step 3

Use the darker watercolor-pencil to define the crease and add some lip wrinkles.

Step 4

Use the white watercolor-pencil to add texture with quick strokes, and lightly color with it to blend with the darker color.

Step 5

Brush the lighter color pastel on with the bigger paintbrush and you’re done!

… and it make take a few tries to get it right, so don’t get frustrated! 😉

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    Hey you!

    I’ve got a one step solution to your two step problem.

    Step #1: Open up your internet browser.

    Step #2: Type into the URL bar with no spaces http://www.ebay.com

    Step #3: Once the page loads, click on the search bar, which should be located about a third of the way down the page, and type in “Blythe doll”… make sure “Blythe doll” is in quotations.

    Step #4: Scroll through listings until you find a listing that seems appealing to you.

    Step #5: Click on it, and buy it!

    And look at that! You have the head AND the body. Both your problems are solved.

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    Hello!
    I really love the subtlety of the pastel & watercolour lips; plus the tiny details. I’m definitely going to try it myself. I only have one question:
    Don’t you need to use some sort of a sealant after painting the lips to keep the colour on? And if so, how do you do it: do you use a brush-on or a spray etc.?

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    aluciana – Yes. Spray with “MSC Flat UV Cut” spray (type into browser) to seal and then you can paint with a gloss glaze if you like.

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