Reborn Dolls are a wonderful art form! 'Reborns' are created from a kit consisting of vinyl parts that have been created from a mold of an original sculpture. As a reborn doll artist, Carolyn takes many hours to hand paint, layer upon layer, a lifelike skin tone. Heat set paints are used to ensure durability. Many details are carefully painted to achieve the utmost in realism including incredibly realistic skin tone, stork bites, capillaries, veining, & skin irregularities. Nails and lips are detailed to perfection & sealed with a slight gloss adding to the realism. Open eyed babies are given incredibly realistic eyes, tiny baby lashes and are glossed to look so real. Closed eyed babies have rooted lashes.
Hair is either painted on with incredible detail or is applied by the method of rooting where one or two strands of angora mohair at a time are pressed into the vinyl with a rooting needle , giving the look of baby fine hair. It is then sealed inside. Both processes take many many hours. Hair can also be hand painting AND micro rooted taking many hours to achieve a very life like look. The doll is then carefully assembled and weighted with tiny glass beads to resemble the true weight of a infant.
To hold a reborn feels so nice! Almost as if you are holding a real baby. Carolyn then dresses her babies in new or vintage clothing, depending on the look she wants to achieve. The new baby is ready to go to their new home! Every Reborn baby that is made by Carolyn comes with a birth certificate of authenticity, a hand painted pacifier, care instructions and lots of little gifts for mommy! Custom & Portrait Dolls are available.. Please see contact page for more information.
Please scroll down past gallery to see a slide show of currently available reborn dolls!
The following slide show is little George! He is currently available for Adoption!
George has been lovingly created by Carolyn from a Secrist doll kit. He has been meticulously hand painted with over 20 layers of Genesis heat set paints to give his skin a very lifelike appearance. He has veining in all the right places & mottling to his skin. His eyelashes are hand rooted & sealed & his nails have been tipped & sealed as well. He has been weighted with glass bead & has been filled nicely with soft fiber fill making him a pleasure to hold & cuddle. He will come to you wearing a newborn outfit of my choice. George has been used in Reebok commercial as well! CLICK HERE to see him at the very end of this inspriational commercial in the vintage 1930's nursery filmed here in BC Canada!
George can have hair painted if you choose for an additional cost. Please contact us HERE to purchase this amazing realist lifelike baby doll :)
Handpainted magnetic reborn doll pacifiers
For each Reborn Doll Carolyn creates, she also hand paints a tiny pacifier. The pacifier can be fitted with a magnet as well as the doll so the paci will stay in place on the dolls lips, creating the illusion that the baby is actually sucking on a pacifier. Another option for attaching the paci is white mounting putty. This option is good for people with pacemakers who do not want to come in contact with magnets. To order a custom pacifier, please contact Carolyn on the contact page.