Human hair is an excellent alternative to mohair for large infant and toddler sized reborn dolls. In addition to creating more color, texture and length options, human hair can create a fuller-looking hairdo. However, human hair is very different from mohair, wool and alpaca, so you have to root it carefully to get a natural-looking style.
Mottling is the process of adding multi-colored layers of delicate patterns to create the appearance of blood flowing under baby’s skin. I put a lot of care into creating my mottling sponges because I reuse them over and over again to create gorgeous skin texture on my lifelike baby dolls.
There are a variety of suitable materials for mottling sponges, including sea sponges and bath sponges. I prefer to work with a firm cosmetic wedge which gives me more control over the pattern and more consistent results.
Learn more about mottling and the entire reborning process on the Reborn with Me! Playlist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z9y0vcdeO0&list=PLY0D7_fO0RBeErTy6k83PKTKFLXYtME1Q
My last box opening video raised a lot of great questions about where to buy doll kits. So, here are my go to suppliers!
I have personally done business with every company on this list. And I can certify that they sent me a quality product in exchange for my money - or if they didn't, they worked closely with me until the quality product arrived.
When you're first starting out, it seems that reborn dolls are not very expensive to make.
You think, "I can get that doll for $59.95?"
Perfect Curls At Last!
Nothing brings a reborn doll of color to life like the perfect hair texture. I hope this helps you find the perfect curl for your babies!
Hi! I am Kim. I've been creating dolls all my life. I started stuffing cotton balls into my mom's pantyhose when I was a little girl. Now I hand-craft dolls that look and feel like real babies.