Thursday, August 21, 2008

Changing Blythe's Eyechips Tutorial

***Updated April 16, 2010
1. before

2. heat up your glue gun & melt the end of a glue stick.

3. Hold her eyelashes out of the way and stick the melted end of the gluestick in the center of the eyechip that you want removed.

4. Wait 5+ minutes! Grip the doll and pull on the gluestick. Pull hard - don't be afraid of hurting the doll.
5. The eyechip will pull right off the end of the gluestick, sometimes with a bit of a struggle - but it WILL pop off!

6. Do the same with the other eye.
7. Personally, I found these stickers. They are the exact size of the back of the eyechip (half and inch) & have a silver back. Punch a hole in the center of the sticker with a hole-punch (the exact size of the post on the back of the eyechip.) You can also choose not to foil the back of the eyechip. Cool-cat offers foil stickers in the exact same size of the eyechip, and they come in different colors as well.

8. Stick the sticker on the back of the eyechips.

9. Use a good glue to put the eyechips back in the head. I like to use Aleene's Tacky Glue. Hot glue will NOT work; don't use super glue as I've heard it will damage the plastic over time. Put a dab right inside the eyeball hole.

10. Be careful of her eyelashes and place the eyechip in the hole. Be sure to push it right in so that the edge, all around, is in the eye. If an edge is sticking out, the eyelid will not open properly. Hold the eyechip, in the head, for a few seconds, then allow to dry completely before pulling the cord.

11. all done!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this, Jenny! You make it look so easy!!