How Do You Install Sleep Eyes In Bisque Dolls?
If you need to reset or replace the rocker eyes, also known as sleep eyes, of an antique doll completely, the materials you need are simple enough. What’s not so simple is doing the job right so that the eyes move properly. It may take a little practice to get the feel of how to install sleep eyes, but once you master it, you may find yourself hanging out a shingle, with customers breaking down your door for this specialized skill. Step 1 Place the towel on a table and set the bisque doll’s head, with old sleep eyes removed, face down on it. Bunch the towel around the head to hold it in position. Step 2 Mix 3 parts plaster of Paris with 1 part water in the empty yogurt container. Stir quickly until plaster is dissolved in the water and smooth. Wait for the plaster to become the consistency of thick malt. Rinse the spoon with water. Step 3 Dip the brush in water and wet the inside of the bisque head at the outside corners of the eye openings, where you will eventually apply a blob of pl