Alaina's mommy told me that she wanted her baby to be "as lifelike as possible." So we are going all out on the painting!
I always start with a Flesh 08 base coat. This gives the vinyl a nice even skin texture and helps the layers that follow to "stick" better.
Once the base coat had cured and cooled, I began Alaina's mottling.
Mottling is the process of adding multiple layers of patterned colors to create the appearance of blood flowing under the skin. I use a modified version of the painting recipes used by Cutie Pie Productions.
For toddlers or Collectors dolls, two mottling layers provides the right amount of color. But for this lifelike little newborn, we're doing all six!
Once the mottling is done, we don't stop there. To really create the appearance of blood flow, I'm going to paint her veins.
Reborn Doll Babies
Reborn Doll Artist
Hi! My name is Kim. I am a reborn artist based in NC. I have been creating dolls since I was a child. I discovered the art of life-like baby dolls in 2011 and have been reborning ever since.