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The hobby of creating reborn baby dolls began in the early 1990s. And we have been doing reborn business since 2009. In the beginning, we sell reborn dolls to customers who are in grief over lost child. Or those who use reborn dolls as a portrait doll of a grown child. More and more, this hobby goes popular around the world, there are more and more people collect reborn dolls as they would regular dolls. These dolls are sometimes played with as if they are an infant.
HOW TO PRODUCE A REBORN DOLL
The technique of reborning a play doll typically involves several steps. To begin the doll is taken apart and factory paint is removed. Then a blue color wash may be applied to give the appearance of realistic baby skin undertones. For dolls with an awake appearance eyes must be replaced. The outer layer of the vinyl doll is given its skin tone by adding dozens of layers of different paint tones to build up and achieve a realistic human skin effect. If heat set paints are used, the doll parts must be heat set by baking them inside an oven or by using a heat gun after each layer of paint is applied. Lighter skin tone dolls can take 15 to 30 layers. The effects of the blue color wash combined with the outside layers of paint creates the appearance of veins, and layers of paint done with special sponges give the doll its newborn mottled look. Manicured nails and opening of the nose holes are other details that are added during this process.
There are air dry paints now available to reborn artists, sold under several brand names. Many feel that repeated baking of vinyl can cause it to break down over time. In addition, there are fumes and chemicals released during the heating process.
The next step is to apply hair. The hair can either be done in one of three ways; painting, wiggling or rooting/micro rooting. when rooting, hair is added 1–4 hair strands per plug. When micro rooting, hair is added individually strand by strand. This can take up to 30 or more hours per head. Once the hair is finished, the original vinyl body is weighted with a soft stuffed body filled with pellets/fine glass beads/fiberfill. The weight corresponds with its age to achieve a real effect. Various additions also can be added to give the doll an even more life like appearance. Reborn heads are often weighted, so that owners have to support the head like one would a real newborn. Purchasers can have magnets attached inside the mouth or head for attaching a pacifier or hair bows.