Doll Eyelash Repair
Paint Brush Method
** For dolls with open close eyesthat either have missing patched or missing all lashes.
An inexpensive small paint brush works GREAT. You can use small artist brushes or regular paint brushes. The nylon Bristle brushes are my favorite and come in many colors. They are similar to the lash material on most vintage dolls.
Use a sharp point to enlarge the grove or slit where the lashes go in. I prefer to use plastic for this. Be very cafeful not to scratch the eye or open too much. It is best to tilt the head upside down when doing this. You do not want any remaining lashes to fall out.
Stick the tip of the brush into some glue. A good craft glue or wig glue works great. I prefer white glue because it is easy to clean. After sticking the brush tips into the glue, push it into the vacant spot. Let it dry very well before cutting off the bristles... Trim to desired length. Wet a cotton swap and gently clean off any glue residue.
False Doll Lashes
** This method I use with false eyeslahes. This method works great on dolls with stationay eyes. You can also use this method with open close eyes but works best when all lashes are gone.
Take the eyelash and cut to length. The doll lashes will have a sticky back. I put a thin line of glue on this and work into the ridge or grove with a toothpick... It is best to remove any previous lashes.
Eyelash removal can be done with hemostats.
Let dry and then trim the length. Use tiny sewing scissors for trimming.
If you make a mistake you can always pull them out and start over.
** A thicker look can be achieved by cutting one of the lashes in half and then put one half on top of the other. Proceed the same way as above.