KB China Paints - Puppenlips


These are old-fashioned China paints, similar to those used in the early days. Important: Do not under fire china paints! They will either rub off or be chalky matte! Fire all china paints to cone 018. If you wish to matt down a rose skin color, mix it with Skin Tone # 1 (Rose Velours) - not with a matting agent - for a lovely finish. China paints will look best on porcelain fired to maturity. Underfired porcelain will result in chalky looking painting!

The china paints listed in our shop can all be fired safely from Junior Orton Cone 019 (about 690°C - 1279°F) to Junior Orton Cone 018 (about 730°C -1386°F). Although some colors will also take a higher temperature, pink colors might turn blueish when fired higher than cone 018.

None of the colors should be fired lower than cone 019. The color might not develop properly at that low temperature and rub off after the firing.

Puppenlips #1 Tangerine

A strong deep, orange-red color for some German dolls. Use it sparingly. Easy to paint and fairly glossy.

Puppenlips #1S Tangerine Satin

Same color as Tangerine, but with a semi matt finish.

Puppenlips #2 – Rosy Peach

A truly "peachy" color, rose with a touch of orange. Semi gloss finish.  This color is a cross between  our Rose Red and Yellow Red and popular for some later French doll lips as well as some German dolls (like earl<y Kestner). For a high gloss, add 10% Flux. If you wish to matt the color down, add  about 10-20% Lip Help.  Great also for modern dolls!.

Puppenlips #2s – Rosy Peach Satin

Same color as Rosy Peach, but with a semi matt finish

Puppenlips #3 – Soft Orange

A subdued orange without the so common "silvery" overtones of many orange china paints. Can be mixed with any other color witouth problems. Similar to Yellow Red but with a softer color.