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A Reborn Doll

By: CR's Crafts

Create a Reborn Doll from a 20” Berenguer LaBaby Doll. These make for cute baby dolls to play with or even collector's dolls for adults. Once these babies are "born" you will think it's real.

Materials:

  • 12-13” baby-style wig
  • Unstuffed jointed body
  • 20” vinyl baby doll (Berenguer LaBaby)
  • Amethyst Acrylic Paint
  • Fan Brush
  • Eyelashes
  • Windsor & Newton Alkyd Paint
  • Finity Artists Acrylic Color
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Beads (optional)

 

Steps:

  1. Remove head, arms and legs from original body.
     
  2. Paint the inside of the head, hands and feet very lightly with Amethyst Acrylic Paint using a fan brush.
     
  3. Add blush to the cheeks, hands and feet by using Windsor & Newton Alkyd Paint. Pick up a tiny bit of paint on a piece of clean cotton knit and blot most of it off. Rub in a circular motion making it lighter at edges. If you change your mind, Blending and Glazing Medium will take it off.
     
  4. Eyebrows can be added by making fine lines with Finity Artists’ Acrylic Color, then blotting with a paper towel.
     
  5. Add Wispy Eyelashes to enhance the eyes.
     
  6. Finger and toenails can be painted with paints and prism color pencils. Regular nail polish can be used, but will chip over time.
     
  7. Attach head, arms and legs to the new unstuffed, jointed body. Stuff the body with polyester fiberfill and bead (optional).
     
  8. 12-13" Wispy wig gives a baby look. If using a full cap wig, a 14-15" size fits well.
     
  9. You can also use an unstuffed body w/armature. Cut off the head insert 1/4" below the funnel shape with a craft knife. Push two sections of the head armature into the insert and use hot glue to hold tight. Push 1-2 links of the armature into the vinyl hands and feet.
     
  10. Apple Valley translucent vinyl doll parts are also designed for making reborns. They come unpainted to allow you to create your own special doll using a color wash and painting just as you would a Berenguer Reborn. Eyes are preset in the heads. Eyelashes are not included.
     

 

 

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