We finally rooted our way across the back of Alissa Beth's head. I like to think of this section - ear-to-ear as 50% of the way done. Now we're ready to work the hair that frames her face. Loving this pretty hair!
Alissa Beth has gorgeous blonde hair with auburn highlights. I love rooting blonde hair because of the way it glistens in the light like sunshine.
I don't love rooting blonde hair because a single strand of blonde mohair up against a Caucasian scalp is impossible to see.
Fortunately, I figured out a trick: indirect light! If I position my lamp just right, those blonde hairs start to glisten. Then I can see the hair's I've rooted so I don't keep sticking more hair in the same spot. Now we're cooking with gas!
Check out more photos of Alissa Beth's Sunshine Hairdo:
After a few days off, Alissa Beth is back to work transforming into a lifelike portrait baby doll.
She has auburn hair with ash blonde highlights. It's looking so soft and pretty so far!
Learn more about Microrooting reborn dolls on my Reborn Tutorials blog.
The moment has finally arrived. All the painting is done and this vinyl doll has finally become a lifelike reborn doll baby! We'll let her nap for a little while before we start rooting. :)
In the meantime, enjoy some before and after photos!
After many, many hours of hard work, I'm finally wrapping up Alissa Beth's painting. She is looking so cute! Follow her journey at: http://customdollbaby.com/reborn-doll-artist-tips.html
Painting all those tiny creases so the baby fat looks even more plump and sweet! Check it out!
Why post pictures when you can post a video? Check out Alissa Beth's second complexion layer.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I am going to cure the paint once this layer is dry. :)
She's really starting to look great. I'm so excited!
While you might be worried about how much Halloween candy you need to buy, my head is 100% in Christmas. I'm already busy making sure that babies who need to be on Santa's Sleigh Christmas Eve will get there on time. Well, I guess I'm not the only one managing my Holiday deadlines...
For added realism, I added a blue shading layer to Alissa Beth. This brings out the areas where the skin is most thin on a newborn baby.
Check out the video to see how its done!
Mottling is one of my favorite reborning steps. This is where the doll really starts to look like a real baby.
Check out Alissa Beth's mottling!
Well, I was having such a vlogging-good time that I ended up with way too much footage to fit in a single video.
So I made two!
Check out Alissa Beth's base coating fun at: How to Paint the Base Coat!
Before I paint, I've got to be sure that the vinyl is free of dust, dirt, oil and debris as this can interfere with the painting.
Check out Alissa Beth's bubble bath and alcohol rub down to get her squeaky clean for reborning!
I'm very excited to embark upon the journey of turning this Realborn (TM) Asher Awake doll kit into a lifelike, reborn Alissa Beth portrait baby doll.
Best of all, I'm not just blogging, I'm vlogging through the Reborn with Me! series. We're going to have a lot of fun!
Here are Alissa's Before Photos and the tutorial of everything I did before we started taking pictures. Enjoy!
Reborn With Me! Part 1
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.