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1. Wash all the doll parts and let dry thoroughly.

2.Paint veins on the head and anywhere else you'd like veining. Typical areas to find veining would be on the backs of the hands and the bottom of the feet. Look at photos of babies to get a good idea of where to place the veins. Use a very thin paint, almost like watercolor, to paint the veins. Light layers of paint are what is needed to paint a reborn doll.

3.Line a baking sheet or baking tray with a dish towel or tea towel. Place the doll parts onto the towel.

4.Bake the doll parts that have had veins applied. The temperature is usually between 260 to 265 degrees F for 8 minutes to set the Genesis paint.

5.Remove the doll parts and let cool.

6.Apply a thin wash of fleshtone colored paint in a pouncing motion using a mop brush or sponge, your choice, to the doll parts. Be sure to use a very thin, almost watercolor consistency paint, otherwise your doll will end up looking chalky. Bake according to the previous directions. Let it cool.

7.Reapply several thin layers of fleshtone colored paint using a brush or sponge. Bake to set paint.

8.Apply a thin wash of blushing to create a newborn blotchy look. Typical places to blush would include the bottoms of the feet (use a "U" motion to paint around the outer edges of the sole); in baby creases (do this delicately) and across the bridge of the nose and cheeks. Use a sea sponge or mop brush to pounce the paint. Bake to set paint using previous directions.

9.Paint the nails and lips. Use a filbert paint brush to apply the paint. Apply one layer of paint to the nails and several layers to the lips. Bake as directed above to set the paint.

10.Paint the eyelids with fine veining using a script liner brush. Use a delicate hand, and thinned paint, to carefully paint veins on the eyelids. Use a purplish paint that looks much like Dioxide purple. Bake the doll parts as directed to set the paint.

11.Paint the eye brows using a script liner brush and a delicate hand. The paint should be very thin so the brows look delicate when painted onto the face. Bake the doll parts as directed to set the paint.

12.Apply the nail tips using a liner brush or toothpick. Use a whitish paint and delicately apply a dab of paint following the curvature of the nail. Bake the doll parts as directed to set the paint.

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