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Doll Making and Reborning

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Doll Making and Reborning

The process of creating life-like baby and infant dolls is referred to as reborning. A typical reborn doll A reborn doll is a manufactured vinyl or silicone doll that has been transformed to resemble a human baby with as much realism as possible. The process of creating a reborn doll is referred to as reborning and the doll artists are referred to as reborners. Reborn dolls are also known as living dolls or un-living dolls. The hobby of creating reborn baby dolls began around 1990 when doll enthusiasts wanted more realistic dolls. Since then, an industry surrounding reborn dolls has emerged.

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How to Paint Silicone Surfaces

Using silicone dyes to apply color that permanently adheres to silicone


Doll Reborning Techniques

Finishing and preparing the sculpted doll for mold making.


Creating Two-Part Molds

Mold making technique required for doll reborning reproductions.

Making the Basic Block Mold

Use this technique for quickly creating small 360-degree parts.

Casting Thin-Walled Parts

Using injection molding to reproduce thin-wall parts.

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Associated Products

SkinRite 10 Silicone

2-part translucent silicone that simulates look and feel of real skin. Ideal for reborns.

Polyurethane Rubber

EnvironMolds polyurethane rubber for mold making with SkinRite 25 casting.

Silicone Paint System

Cirius silicone paint system dyes adhere to silicone surfaces when mixed with paint medium.

Silicone Paint Medium

The silicone paint medium is mixed with the silicone dyes to adhere to silicone surfaces.

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Doll Making and Reborning