What to use for rosy cheeks on fabric dolls?

(12 Posts)
MrsvWoolf Sat 26-Feb-11 16:51:40

I'm making mini fabric Waldorf dolls with dds at the moment, of mainly stockinette type material.

I was wondering if there was anything particular I could use for the blush effect on the cheeks. All I can find is advice to use a felt tip pen.
Will this do, or is there anything else would work better?

belledechocchipcookie Sat 26-Feb-11 16:52:39


LadyBiscuit Sat 26-Feb-11 16:53:38

Could you not use a blusher stick? I suppose it would wash off but presume that stockinette dolls won't go in the machine anyway. It would look a lot softer than felt pen

Dingle Sat 26-Feb-11 18:46:21

I'd think something more like a watercolour pencil for a more subtle effect but it would obviously wash off if dolls were washed...sorry, not sure what Waldorf dolls are.

IngridBergmann Sat 26-Feb-11 18:47:36

I would try and get some pale pink fabric paint or pen.

I have previously used circles of pink felt, too, but depends on the style of dolly.

JemimaMop Sat 26-Feb-11 18:47:36

My mum used to make rag dolls when we were little and she used to use lipstick for the blush effect.

IngridBergmann Sat 26-Feb-11 18:50:25

Try here

Beeswax apparently! Or you could try pastel or oil pastel.

RumpelstiltskinsHat Sat 26-Feb-11 18:57:27

wax blush thing here

RumpelstiltskinsHat Sat 26-Feb-11 18:57:54

sorry, it's out of stock!

poppyboo Sun 27-Feb-11 09:09:02

Hi, I write a Waldorf inspired blog,I love Waldorf dolls! I have a Bamboletta Waldorf doll and baby. The lovely maker of these dolls says she uses a Stockmar wax crayon in a red colour. These are specialist crayons, you can buy them indidually from here:
www.salago.co.uk/acatalog/Crayon_s__Sticks___Block s_.html

roll down to the bottom of the page and you will see them.

MrsvWoolf Sun 27-Feb-11 12:08:27

Ooh, a lot more replies than I expected. Lovely. The dolls are for a display/seasonal table so won't need to be washed.

Thank you all, will definitely try some of these ideas to see what works best. I do have some Stockmar wax strips, oddly enough, Ingrid. Will have to see if it's the same thing.

IngridBergmann Sun 27-Feb-11 12:28:11

Good luck, they do look lovely from a quick google...I have met with similar dolls, Alpha Farnell, Kathe Kruse etc . in my restoration work and they are very very sweet smile

I normally deal with porcelain so it made a nice change!

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