Painting Reborn Dolls

How To : Paint eyebrows and hair onto your reborn baby doll

The importance of paint cannot be underestimated when it comes to correctly constructing a reborn baby doll. There are many tutorials showing you how to correctly replicate the hair on your baby doll's head, but what about the eyebrows? This tutorial shows you how to use a var ...more

How To : Paint Hair on a Reborn Baby Doll

If you don't have the patience or the tools to root hair, you can use paint instead! This tutorial is primarily for reborn doll artists who want to learn how to use Genesis heat set paints to replicate the look of real hair on their baby doll head. You will need: your doll hea ...more

How To : Apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls. First, you will need to gather all of your tools to create your doll project. After this, mix up your paint and then apply it to a sponge with a brush. Then, start to dab the paint onto the s ...more

How To : Mottle with a sea sponge on a reborn baby doll

In this video, we learn how to mottle with a sea sponge on a reborn baby doll. Start out with gathering all the tools that you need, then mix up your paint to the correct red tint. After this, apply some of the paint to the sea sponge using a paint brush. After this, grab the ...more

How To : Apply flesh coat number 08 to a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply flesh coat number 08 to a reborn baby doll. Start out by adding thinners and paint to your mixing tray. Then, grab your small brush and add in the flesh colored paint to the tray. Add in just enough to color the water just completely. No ...more

How To : Apply veins to a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply veins to a reborn baby doll. Gather up all your materials, then mix the proper paint for the veins. After you're finished mixing, use a very fine tip brush to add the veins onto the baby's chest and stomach. Use a sponge to dab onto the ...more

How To : Mottle using cosmetic wedges on a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to mottle using cosmetic wedges on a reborn baby doll. After you have gathered all the tools you need, you can mix all the paints together. Now, start to dab the paint onto the chest and stomach of the baby. After you have done this all over, cre ...more

How To : Make an ethnic reborn baby doll

Here is all you need to begin making your very own ethnic reborn doll. In this six part series Nikki Holland demonstrates all you need to know to have a realistic bi-racial doll. She shows us how to correctly use our tools, paint our dolls for a successful realistic result. Pa ...more

How To : Apply eyelashes to open eyed reborn baby dolls

In this video, we learn how to apply eyelashes to open eyed reborn baby dolls. First, you will need to prepare the glue by placing it on a flat surface and letting sit for a couple minutes. Then, take the new eyelashes and remove the existing glue with tweezers. After you do t ...more

News : Make a Baby (Without the Birds and the Bees Part)

Reborning, the insanely creepy (!!) art of transforming vinyl dolls into strikingly realistic newborns, known as "living dolls" or "unliving dolls". The dolls are used for two purposes: first, simply as a collectors item for doll enthusiasts, and second (this one is a bit sca ...more

How To : Weigh and attach the head to your reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to weigh and attach the head to your reborn baby doll. First, insert the stocking into the head, leaving the remaining out. Then, pour in large glass beads until the head is your desired weight. After this, tie the stocking as close to the beads ...more

How To : Apply a neck ring and plug on a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply a neck ring and plug on a reborn baby doll. First, attack the neck ring to the doll head by pulling the vinyl onto the lip using your fingers. You will need to use your hands to push the inside of the neck through the ring. This will tak ...more

How To : Insert eyes from the back of a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to insert eyes from the back of a Reborn baby doll. To do this, you will need: a cutting knife, glues, and the correct type of eyes for your baby doll. Start off by cutting the vinyl on the back of the head, using your thumb to push the socket ba ...more

How To : Set eyes into a reborn baby doll

When building a reborn doll, you have an array of options for how to put the baby together. This how-to video demonstrates the process of putting eyes into a reborn baby doll. You will need the reborn baby doll head, a setting tool, and the eyes that are being installed. Watch ...more

How To : Paint your American Girl dolls' nails

In this video, we learn how to paint your American Girl dolls' nails. First, stand your doll up and then dip a tiny paintbrush into nail polish remover. After this, put some nail polish onto another tiny brush. Then start to paint the toes using the tiny paintbrush. If you mak ...more

How To : Do a sexy yet creepy clown/doll look for Halloween

Want to scare the living daylights out of all your friends and family this Halloween? Then dress up like a clown or a doll. Either one will do. Watch this makeup tutorial to learn how to get a "sexy" doll/clown look that's reminiscent of those creepy dool eyes crafted so exqui ...more

How To : Create sexy Valentine's Day makeup with MakeupGeek

This beauty video demonstrates how to create sexy Valentine's Day makeup. Marlena, aka MakeupGeek, is a freelance makeup artist living in Michigan. Marlena says "Makeup isn’t just paint for the face, something to cover blemishes, or even something fun to do in my spare time- ...more

How To : Transform into a doll for Halloween

1. Remove the old makeup and sealer. If you are working on a vinyl or resin doll, you can remove the makeup with a non-acetone nail polish remover. Afterward, wash the face well with soap and water. Work at any stubborn stains with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. 2. Sand the head, i ...more

How To : Make a miniature table

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a miniature table. Materials you will need are: a wood slat, 4 popsicle sticks cut in half, paint, paintbrush, and glue. Heat up your hot glue gun and then grab your popsicle sticks. Glue one stick to the side of every corner of the slat. ...more

How To : Create a modern geisha makeup look for Halloween

Geishas were high class courtesans who mixed business with pleasure - or, rather, whose business was pleasure. And seduction was an art to them, down to the very makeup they wore. Red pursed lips, thickly painted white makeup with a sliver of skin left bare at the nape of the ...more

How To : Make a miniature baby bottle

In order to make a miniature baby doll bottle to be used in a dollhouse, you will need the following: orange paint, white paint, a paintbrush, and a light bulb from a string of white Christmas lights. The light bulb must be a standard light bulb. It can't be a replacement bulb ...more

How To : Make adorable Japanese chibi charms

The term "chibi" means "small person" or "small child" in Japanese. While it can be used to designate such personages in real life, it is more often used to refer to small, doll-like characters in Japanese manga, anime, and jewelry/fashion wares. In this video you'll miniatur ...more

How To : Make papier-mâché

In elementary school, we all experienced the wonders of papier mâché, that wonderfully malleable mixture of paper and glue (or maybe paper, flour, and water). Once it hardens, it's a homemade work of art. And homemade papier mâché is art on the cheap, allowing your imagination ...more

How To : Sculpt a baby monkey out of polymer clay

Witness this step by step photo presentation of sculpting a mini monkey from polymer clay by Judy Dickinson. Bake the individual pieces of the face and body wrapped in aluminum foil. Delicately sculpt the monkey's arms and legs, leaving ball joints to sew on a fabric body. Whe ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay waffle for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make miniature blueberry polymer clay waffles for use in a doll house. Starting with a small ball of either ecru-colored clay, or pearl-white, you can blend in tiny black glass pebbles to resemble blueberries or raisins. The ball is th ...more

How To : Make a miniature ceramics mold using resin

This video demonstrates how to make a miniature ceramics mold using resin. The object being made is a small saucepan for a doll house. A product called "AMAZING Mold Putty" is used. It is non toxic and can even be used for food. It comes in two tubes. One is yellow and one is ...more

How To : Make fairy wings

Feel like getting crafty? In this 8-part video tutorial, learn how to create the perfect pair of mini fairy wings, approximately 6 inches wide. Also included within these videos is how to make realistic-looking bat and dragon wings. To complete this project, you will need cell ...more

News : Oscar Nom Review - TOY STORY 3

ANIMATED FEATURE: Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, maintaining all of t ...more

News : REVIEW - Toy Story 3

Yeah it's... that's a good movie there Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, ...more

How To : Make a miniature turkey for a dollhouse feast

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make a miniature turkey for a thanks giving feast in our doll house. First thing going to be done is to make the turkey. Premal’s flesh tone clay is used to make the turkey, so that it will give the color of the meat. This is nice and ...more

How To : Make a mini burrito for a doll & dollhouse

The first step in making burritos for a dollhouse is to take some off white clay and roll it as thin as you can get it. After that, take a small circle using a small circular cutter of some sort. Next, make the "beans" with translucent liquid sculpting clay and some red clay b ...more

How To : Make mini pretzels for a doll & dollhouse

Garden of Imagination presents a video that teaches how to create a miniature pretzel for a dollhouse. First, she rolls polymer clay into a tiny snake-like roll. Then, she wraps the clay to form a pretzel shape. After she gets the shape she wants, she cuts the clay to make it ...more

How To : Make a mini cinnamon roll for a doll & a dollhouse

Mix cinnamon brown chalk powder and clear polymer clay and roll it out flat. Paint some more powder on the flat clay. You need quite a lot of powder to create brown rings later. Roll up the flat clay into a sausage shape. Cut slices of the long sausage and lay them on a wooden ...more

How To : Make a flower fairy paper art doll

In this video tutorial learn how to make a jointed flower fairy paper doll sitting on top of a trinket box. You will need three strips of paper and two circles cut out of paper. To create the box, curl the strip with a pencil. Then adhere scotch tape to the strip and tape the ...more

How To : Look like a broken doll for Halloween

Cover brows with wax or glue stick and concealer that is a lot lighter than your skin). Place some of the much lighter concealer under your eyes. Stroke concealer all over face for an extra layer. Apply full coverage foundation. Set makeup with powder. Use something that'll lo ...more

How To : Create baby doll-inspired hair and makeup

Get the most out of your hair, turn yourself into the beauty you are with just a little hair-styling and a little makeup. Watch this video tutorial on how to create baby doll-inspired hair and makeup. Yep, that's right... learn how to make gorgeous curly hair and beautiful mak ...more

How To : Make a mini loaf of bread for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination shows viewers how to make realistic looking bread loaves for a dollhouse. First, you need a beige ball of clay or a color that looks like that of bread. Take your ball of clay and warm it up in your hand. Lay it on your table. With the center of your palm ...more

ASK : A Question from the Bored Housewife

Dear Miss and Mrs. H, I love your blog! Its nice to get two completley different opinions on one subject. I have a couple questions for you both and then need some advice. Well I am a Housewife myself and have been married around 5 years. We don't have any children yet and h ...more

News : Create the 'hazy smoky eye' look

Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin's signature star treatment, the hazy smoky eye, is a versatile look seen all over Hollywood's sultry-eyed starlets. Rachel has painted celebrity faces from Penelope Cruz, Christina Ricci to Hilary Duff and the Pussycat Dolls. A professional Hollyw ...more

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