Some things to remember when making reborn babys
If you are looking for a fun hobby then you might want to try making your own reborn dolls. It can be quite rewarding especially when you get to putting the finishing touches to your baby reborn doll.
To help you avoid some common pitfalls, here are the leading 3 tips to remember.
Remove all traces of factory paint and hair
It is vitally important to make sure that you remove all of the factory markings from the doll you are reborning. Generally speaking, this will be the dolls hair, eyelashes and any paint.
If you leave any of this on the doll, it will ruin the end result. This can be one of the hardest parts to do but it is worth spending the time do to this thoroughly.
You dont need to use a purple wash
In the early days of reborning, many people applied a purple wash inside the dolls limbs. The idea was to give it a slightly blue hue which made it look much more real.
However, it was soon found out that the paint used in the purple wash will, over time, penetrate the outside of the limbs and can lead to the outer paint layers being tainted. Of course, this ruins the entire doll.
Therefore, the advice is to not use a purple wash and instead you should build up the paint layers on the outside of the doll only.
Dont use sand to weight the doll
When you come to putting the doll back together again, you will want to add some weight to the dolls body and the limbs. However, you should try to avoid using sand as the weight where possible.
For one thing, the bags that contain the sand are most likely going to leak and will leave the doll with an uneven weight as well as making a mess. This can happen without any damage to the bags as sand is rather fine and can spill out the top if it comes loose.
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