What is Reborning?
The art of reborning takes a doll kit - which consists of a vinyl doll head, arms, legs, and a cloth body - and turns it into a doll that looks so incredibly life-like many would believe its a real baby. With the use of paints, special techniques, and supplies from Dollylane Reborns and Supplies you can create your own one-of-a-kind baby!
Let me explain to you what it is like for me to create a newborn baby from a doll kit... I get to take plain looking vinyl doll parts and using heat set paints I turn the vinyl pieces into the most amazing, life-like, realistic newborn babies I have ever seen! I have learned to paint realistic veins, broken capillaries, newborn skin markings and even "stork bites" on the vinyl pieces. I give the babies fingernail and toenail manicures just like a real newborn baby would have. I take needles and micro root baby-soft mohair into the vinyl scalp. Truly this is a labor of love! I even weight the body to make it feel like a real baby and leave the head floppy so you have to support it, just like you would support a real baby's head.
The joy this art form has given me is unexplainable. With each baby I know I have really created a unique one-of-a-kind piece of art, a collectible that can be passed down from generation to generation and be here long after I am gone. The response I get from others is astounding! I sometimes forget just how real they look because I created them but then others say, "Oh my goodness I thought that baby was real!" I've had people say, "Why isn't your baby in a car seat?" I've even had people say "What? You made that? But look you can see the veins!" It gives me a feeling of pride, accomplishment, excitement, and uniqueness.
I love, love, love reborning and would advise anyone who wants to learn this wonderful new art form to jump in with both feet and learn the most exciting new form of art... the Wonderful Art of Reborning.