A reborn doll is a manufactured doll that has been transformed by an artist to resemble a human infant with as much realism as possible. The process of reborning involves numerous time-consuming steps. The most basic form of the process involves taking a vinyl doll, adding multiple hands painted layers of paint and adding other physical features to the doll. In this article, we will help you visualize a complete way to create a reborn doll
Step 1: Supplies
- Starter kits are equipped with basic necessities such as limbs, faces, heads, paint brushes, eyelashes, weighting pellets, ‘heat set’ or air dry paints, cloth bodies, cable ties, nose, drill bit, fake tears, thinning shears, cosmetic foam wedges, cotton-tipped applicators, and glue. You can buy them by kit or individually depending on your item. A doll making kit should cost around $150 and will contain almost everything needed for your first project.
- Next, you need to buy a rooting tool for mohair your reborn doll
- The third thing you need to purchase is paint supplies including paints and paint brushes, perhaps sea sponges or berry makers.
- Don’t forget to buy clothes for them
Step 2: Creating the doll
- Getting your doll kit clean and ready for painting: In this segment, you need to wash all the doll parts and let dry thoroughly. Reminding to find a dish detergent that works well to remove oils and to clean your doll. You can search online to find out what reborn artists recommend when it comes to selecting the best dish detergent to use.
- Paint veins on anywhere you think it ‘s reasonable: 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.
- Bake the doll parts that have had veins applied: You should leave the oven’s temperature between 260 to 265 °F (127 to 129 °C) for 8 minutes to set the paint.
- Take them out and let them cool.
- Paint 2 times a thin wash of flesh tone colored paint in a bouncing motion using a mop brush or sponge to the doll parts.
- 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. You can also apply a thin wash of blushing to create a newborn blotchy look.
- Paint facial parts using the necessary tools. Specifically: Apply one layer of paint to the nails and several layers to the lips, Paint the eyelids with fine veining using a script liner brush, paint the eyebrows using a script liner brush and a delicate hand, Apply the nail tips using a liner brush or toothpick
- Cut the mohair into manageable lengths, around 3 inches (7.6 cm). then you insert the hair into the scalp using the rooting tool and felt needles.
- Add a good dollop of glue to the inside of the head cavity in the scalp area. Use a hemostat or other long gripping tool and a sponge to smear the glue around. Let dry. You follow such steps to root the eyelashes.
- Styling hair for your doll
- Follow the kit directions or directions given for the purchased doll parts. In general, line the body cavities with cut off pantyhose and fill
- with beads or other fillers to weight the body and head. Secure the nylons and place in appropriate doll cavities.
- The process of assembling dolls is done, and you need to choose and wear them a suitable set of clothes.
- Above are the steps to make a reborn doll. Wish you success with our suggestion.