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How to make a baby reborn doll novelereborns?

Most major faiths agree that humans were created in the image of God. And this belief has led to several artists trying to create reborn baby dolls in the image of man, thus giving rise to the huge reborn doll industry.
Dolls started as toys for kids, though they have now grown to become much more than that. There are several parents around the world who cannot give birth to children, and reborn doll silicones are a way for them to feel like they’re caring for an actual child. Several old people find that making and playing with reborns can also serve as a type of comfort therapy for them, allowing them to escape their own solitary lives by offering a semblance of familiarity and love.



Making a reborn baby doll silicone is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it takes a special degree of expertise to create a realistic-looking reborn baby. But, given enough time and practice, this is a skill that anyone can acquire to make reborn dolls as per their own requirements and needs.
The process of making a reborn doll involves painting ,root hair and dress up.

Steps to paint a reborn doll

How to apply base paint 


Painting is arguably the single most important step to reborning a doll. Unfortunately, beginners and even experienced reborners alike oftentimes have difficulty when it comes to this step. Using the wrong type or color of paint can shift the appearance of your doll to being more artificial. In addition, applying the paint incorrectly may cause it to smear, streak, drip or leave other noticeable imperfections. The bottom line is that you must use caution and pay extra attention when you’re painting a reborn doll; otherwise, all of your hard work could be for nothing.

The choose of base paint


The instructions on how to paint your custom reborn doll ultimately depends on what type of paint you choose to go with. Genesis heat-set or air-dry paints are the the best all-around choices for reborning. Some people may attempt to use traditional oil or acrylic-based paints, but these aren’t recommended. Acrylic paints tend to dry too fast, oftentimes setting before you are able to finish the job. On the other hand, oil paints can take well over 12 hours to fully dry. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem with Genesis heat-set paints because you are able to control exactly when you want to set it.



When choosing reborn doll paint, remember that you’ll need several different shades to create the most realistic effect possible. A lot of beginners fail to realize this and instead only use a single color on their doll. While this is fine for traditional toy dolls, reborns require several different shades to create an authentic life-like appearance.

The steps of painting reborn doll

Painting is arguably the single most important step to reborning a doll. Unfortunately, beginners and even experienced reborners alike oftentimes have difficulty when it comes to this step. Using the wrong type or color of paint can shift the appearance of your doll to being more artificial. In addition, applying the paint incorrectly may cause it to smear, streak, drip or leave other noticeable imperfections. The bottom line is that you must use caution and pay extra attention when you’re painting a reborn doll; otherwise, all of your hard work could be for nothing.

Step 1:Strip the factory sealer or color from the doll by wiping it down with nail polish remover and a lint-free cloth. Wash the doll parts in soapy water and let them dry.

Step 2:Develop the undertone for the skin color of the doll. Choose a light red, blue or purple dye and mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions. After you have mixed the dye, wash the interior of the doll’s head, arms, legs and torso with the dye color. This sets a pink, light purple or blue undertone to the skin. Rinse with warm water and set the pieces to dry on a paper towel.

Step 3:Paint veining onto the doll using various tints and shades of reds and blues as they would appear on a real baby. Let dry. This layer goes beneath the skin-tone colors.

Step 4:Mix the skin colors after the vinyl parts have dried. You can either use flesh-tone paints in the right skin color for the doll or mix your own for the base coat. To make your own flesh-tone colors, mix equal amounts of red, yellow and blue to form a brown; lighten with white until you achieve the desired color. Cover the entire doll with the skin color in a light coat, using a sponge to dab it on. Apply several light coats in varying tints and shades to achieve a realistic look.

Step 5:Create lighter tints and darker shades of the flesh colors to use in areas such as the creases at the elbows and knees. Add a light-colored rose-colored blush to the entire doll to create realism; don’t forget small imperfections such as milk spots or tiny pimples that newborn babies often have. Paint in these details.

Step 6:Apply lip color to the lips and nail polish to the fingers and toenails. The idea is to use a natural-looking color rather than a color that makes the nails look professionally done.

Step 7:Paint the iris color on the eyes, and add black for a pupil if the eyes are open. If the doll’s eyes aren’t open, use a fine eyeliner brush to add lashes. After all the paint has dried, apply a sealant clear coat and let dry. After the topcoat has dried, assemble the individual pieces and clothe the doll in a onesie or other suitable infant outfit.

Root hair on a reborn doll

The act of reborn doll hair painting came to prominence as some reborn doll artists kept exploring new ways to get the best painting inspired hairstyles for their reborns. Taking to mind the fact that most reborns come with mohair, others hand-painted hair instead. Unlike the mohair, which is planted and prone to destruction if not handled carefully. On the other hand, the painted hair has no such issues.

The act of painting is a talent possessed by a few. Unlike drawings on papers, walls, and objects, painting a reborn doll’s hair requires a lot of craft and skills. Enclosed below are some of the tools required in painting reborns hair.


Preparatory work

Unless you plan on having a bald reborn doll, you’ll need to root in hair on their scalp. This will allow your doll to look as realistic as possible with a full head of life-like hair. Of course if you fail to properly root the hair, or if you don’t use enough, your doll simply won’t look right. Thankfully, hair rooting isn’t difficult.First and foremost, you’ll have to decide what type of hair you want to use on your reborn doll. Most artists, myself included, prefer the look of mohair for reborn dolls, as it looks almost identical to actual baby hair.
The instructions on how to paint your reborn doll ultimately depends on what type of paint you choose to go with. Genesis heat-set or air-dry paints are the the best all-around choices for reborning. Some people may attempt to use traditional oil or acrylic-based paints, but these aren’t recommended. Acrylic paints tend to dry too fast, oftentimes setting before you are able to finish the job. On the other hand, oil paints can take well over 12 hours to fully dry. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem with Genesis heat-set paints because you are able to control exactly when you want to set it.


When choosing reborn doll paint, remember that you’ll need several different shades to create the most realistic effect possible. A lot of beginners fail to realize this and instead only use a single color on their doll. While this is fine for traditional toy dolls, reborns require several different shades to create an authentic life-like appearance.

Steps to root hair

After the preparation,Let’s begin to to root hair on a reborn doll.
Step 1: Pour some colored paint in a small bowl and mix well to get the desired color you seek.
Step 2: Make sure you have the reborn doll head ready and as a guide (optional), you can use a removable marker to indicate where you’d want the paint to end. Remember, you do not want the paint extending towards the doll’s face.
Step 3: Begin the painting process. Start by using some specially designed brushes to draw some fine intricate lines (flowing hairs) around the baby dolls’ forehead, ears areas, and back head to mimic that on real babies.
Step 4: Apply some code of paint on the reborn’s head to act as the base for more painting and desired designs (black or thick brown colors). Ensure this code of paint takes the form of a question mark, from the center of the head flowing towards the ear section, without going towards the face and ears.
Step 5: After coating the reborn’s head with the brown or black colors, the next step is adding the third color (cream white).


Step 6: Once you’ve added the creamed colored paint on the reborns head, ensure to add a little more of the thick brown color paint. This will give a serene and realistic look to a natural baby. Which of course is what you need after so much work and effort.
Step 7: Step 9 is the most vital piece of the whole puzzle. This step entails adding the 3D texture medium to either the brown or the black paints used on the reborn’s head. After that, continue with the painting process. Do this until you get a realistic hairdo on your reborn. It should be noted that if you cannot lay hands on the 3D medium color, do not get yourself worked up. Make do with what you have.

Dress up your reborn doll novelereborns

Clothes are as important to humans as they are to reborns. As such, it is worthy to note that choosing clothes for your cute little angels can be tricky sometimes especially for first time reborn parents. However, it is preferable that, before you go out in search of reborn clothes; remember to think of the following: safety, function, and convenience. Acquiring clothes with such characteristics for your reborns is key and of course, stress-free. With that in mind, enclosed below are some tips on how to choose clothes for your reborn baby doll girls and boys.

Avoid tight-fitting clothes


Reborn doll clothesThe first thing you need to consider for choosing reborn baby clothes is fitting. Never try to force the clothing on your delicate and soft baby doll. You should avoid very tight clothes which are hard and difficult to put on. It is really not a good idea to put on a very tight outfit on your baby.
Tight reborn baby clothes will restrict the mobility of your baby and your baby doll will appear oppressed in small and tight clothes. Putting on tight silicone baby doll clothes will put pressure on limbs of your dolls and is likely for them to come off and or even in some severe cases tearing off your doll limbs.

Be careful while using dark clothes


If you are using dark color reborn baby doll accessories clothes, you need to be very careful about it, as there are chances that dark colors can come off some dye. It is recommended that you should first wash dark color clothes and dries them properly. After that, you need to do a rub test in which you need to take a piece of white paper and rub it against dark colored reborn baby clothes.
Check for the color on paper, if there is some leak on white paper it means it can lose color on your soft vinyl baby doll. It would be really bad for you to have dirty, unrealistic colorful spots on random places at the body of your beloved baby doll.

Choose the right Size of reborn baby doll clothes

The most important thing about reborn baby doll clothes is the accurate size. It is usually hard for people to know that what is right clothe size for their reborn dolls. The too tight dress is hard to put on and dangerous for reborn baby’s delicate body. Too lose and oversize clothes will ruin the whole personality of your cute reborn doll. For your assistance here are the reference sizes while choosing clothes for reborn baby dolls. The pound is the weight of a real baby, not a doll.

As the human preemie has size up to 17 inches and weight up to 5 lb, so the clothes for reborn baby dolls below 17 inches i.e. 10 to 16 inches baby doll would be customized.

The 18-20 inches newborn baby doll will wear the size of newborn real baby clothes or 5 to 8 lb baby.

The 22 inches reborn doll will wear the clothes size of 3 months old baby.

The 24 inches reborn doll will wear the clothes size of 6 months old baby.

The 28 inches reborn doll will wear the clothes size of 12 months or 1-year-old baby.

Considering this guide in mind, you will be able to choose the best-fit cloth for your reborn baby doll. You can also find the proper and right clothes from some baby stores.

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