Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Making of A (Reborn) Baby - Part I

Veining - giving them the life like look of a newborn with subtle veins.

Shading inside the head - this give an even more realistic look adding dimension to the face

 Layers of "skin" - depending on the shade you are looking to achieve - adding layers of paint and baking in between to cure the paint.

 All over  "blushing" - gives warmth to the skin tone

Stay tuned for Part II

Friday, November 4, 2016

Getting My Fancy On

I have ordered so many cute things with my Pittypat's Reborn Nursery logo but I have to say my apron takes the prize.  Of course it will have a few splats of paint on it before long.

My cards:


My hat:

My Sticky Notes:

 I also have 2 tee shirts, magnets, thank you cards and a bag -

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rooting Hair (!!)

I cannot tell you how many times I have started rooting a reborn's hair just to pull it all back out. Mohair is NOT cheap! I have ruined more than I would like to admit. 

The rule of thumb is one strand at a time or 2 at most. So you can imagine how long rooting a head full of hair would take. I envy the artist who can do this with ease. I have watched video after video - it does look so simple. Not so much - at least not for me.

But I decided I AM going to do this - I don't want to be known as the Reborn artist that only does bald babies. LOL Although I do love bald babies! 

So --- I picked a baby that I wanted to keep for myself - which is the Riley sculpt - and I am going to root her with a head full of blonde hair. 

I have a ways to go - it is really soft - I am using mohair conditioner and keeping it brushed and scooped up out of the way as I go. I did not map the hair out and it isn't really directional - so I am learning from this - that is what I will do next time. So far, though, it doesn't look really bad - and I think it will come together ok in the end. 

Stay tuned.... 
And here she is!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pittypat's Reborn Nursery Birth Certificate

I have my "official" birth certificate made for the Reborns I make to sell. I think they turned out pretty cute. I put them in plastic and send with the baby with all the stats filled out but let the new mom/dad put the name/parents.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Move Over Barbie...

My daughter made me this awesome shirt! I just love it. She is a stay at home mom and to help her be able to do that - she does vinyl decals for indoors and outdoors, clothing, walls, etc.  Her other thing going is hand stamped jewelry and spoons. She is creative like her

She came up with the idea for this shirt - she is also making me a decal with Pittypat's Reborn Nursery for my car in white.

Find them on Facebook - called Living Grace Designs