Doll Eye Removal and Replacement Tutorial
If you’ve never done it before, eye replacement can be very scary. I was very nervous my first time, and I messed up a few eyeballs along the way. Today I’ll share my mistakes and what I’ve learned about replacing eyes with another doll’s eyes. I like to create historical figures or characters from favorite books, and sometimes they require a specific eye color with a specific face mold.
Remove the doll’s head by loosening the neck strings. Carefully pour boiling water into the head, filling it just shy of the top. Using your thumb, pop the eyeball out onto a soft towel to avoid scratches or eyelash damage.
How do you change doll eyes?
Squeeze the face around the eye socket until enough of the edge of the eye is exposed to grab it, then grab the eye by the edge and pull it out of the socket. Repeat with the other eye. Press the new eyes into the socket while the face is warm.
How do you change American girl eyes?
Wrapping the head in a plastic bag to protect the hair and submerging it in hot water until the vinyl softens, the eye is then removed with pressure on the front of the face, and flatter backed eyes are replaced.
Are journey girls good?
The Journey Girls are nice dolls; they have lovely faces and eyes, and the body style with the 1/2 vinyl chest piece is a great design.
Can you replace hair on American Girl doll?
People who buy secondhand or used dolls frequently buy dolls with haircuts, hair damage, or tangled hair that can’t be easily managed or corrected, and a new wig gives the doll a new start. When a doll is sent to the American Girl Doll Hospital for hair damage, the doll is simply given a new head.
What size are smart doll eyes?
We use Blu-tac to hold the eyes in your Smart Doll, making it easy to replace them. Please be careful about the eye position when replacing eyes, as you don’t want your Smart Doll to look less than smart. #22mm is only for Smart Doll girls.
How do American Girl dolls get silver eye?
Silver Eye is a defect in American Girl dolls’ eyes in which the inner eye decal begins to detach from the eye due to heat exposure, such as from a blow dryer or too much sun exposure; the secondary cause is liquid exposure to the eyes.
What size eyes do American Girl dolls have?
Eyes are designed to open and close smoothly and quietly, just like real eyes, on 18-inch American Girlu00ae and Bitty Babyu00ae dolls.
What color eyes does American Girl Doll Julie have?
Julie Doll’s eyes are a dark brown color.
Can you wash Journey Girl hair?
Yes, but make sure you cover the doll’s face and body with plastic so she doesn’t get wet. Make sure the doll’s hair is down, remove any clips or hair ties, and undo any braids or twists before washing it. Hold the doll’s hair under a faucet and wash it with a mild shampoo.
How tall is a journey girl?
Each Journey Girl doll is 18 inches tall and comes dressed in her own travel-inspired outfit, with beautiful rooted hair and expressive hand-painted faces.
What size are Journey Girls?
Journey Girls dolls are 18 inches tall, similar to American Girl dolls, but slightly thinner, and can wear most American Girl doll clothes, though they may be a little loose.
How do you clean old doll eyes?
The professional CLEAN for all Vinyl / Plastic Dolls Use a wet cloth, some water, and a magic eraser as needed; be careful not to get anything in the doll’s eyes! To clean up the doll’s hair, I only used water, a doll brush, and some patience…
How do you fix a porcelain doll?
To repair individual parts or an entire porcelain doll, squeeze a small amount of glue onto a small paintbrush and brush it onto the edges of the pieces that need to be bonded. Gently but firmly push the pieces together.