The whole reborn doll craze didn't happen overnight. In fact it grew gradually and began by artists simply taking standard dolls and learning to modify them to become more realistic in their appearance an feel. In the beginning this was all done through experimentation. However; today as a result, so much information is now available for anyone wishing to learn how to make a reborn doll. By the way, it's called “reborning”.
Make It Easy On Yourself When You First Learn How To Make a Reborn Doll
There are basically two ways to go about it. One way is to basically gather all that you will need in the way of tools and supplies item by item from online suppliers. The other option is to buy a kit. Listen! Go the kit route the first time around! Your first project is going to be a total learning process and a kit will completely remove the burden of having to scramble around for all the little things that you need during this process. It comes with everything.
Do As Simple As Doll As Possible For Your First Go-Round
You would also be well advised to keep your first project as simple as possible. Check out all the options that are available now! Heartbeat, lip magnets for pacifiers etc and your going to want each and every one of them. It's only natural. Just learn how to make a reborn doll your first go round, “with no options” and you'll be so glad you did. Believe it! Your going to have a enough little problems to solve along the way as it is.
Study and Learn Some Paining Techniques and Practice Them Well
You would be wise to go online and scout around for a good book on painting techniques and buy it. You'll be amazed at how much there is to learn about basic painting techniques. Also head on down to your local second hand store and pick up four or five cheap used plastic dolls you can learn how to make reborn dolls by practicing on. Get yourself a nice plastic table cover down at the hardware store too, cause your going to need it. Buy some heat genesis paints and have a ball experimenting on your cheap used dolls and you'll be glad that you did when it comes time to paint your kit doll.