Reborn baby girl - Nikki Sculpt - Work in progress
  Reborn baby girl Nikki - work in progress  
 
Little Nikki when I first received her. Although it may not look bad in the pictures, the vinyl had a grey palor to it.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
 
To start, Nikki gets a warm bubble bath to thoroughly clean the vinyl of any factory residue.
 
After her bubble bath, she is air dried overnight.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
 
To warm up the gray palor, a tangerine layer is applied.
 
Although difficult to see, veins on the head and blue undertones are added here across the bridge of the nose, around the mouth and nose, and in the temple regions.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
 
Nikki now has several layers of mottling in different colors that add depth to her skintone. For a more detailed look at the mottling phases, please look at Nikki's album on Facebook.
 
Finally, this little angel gets some long-awaited eyebrows.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
 
A slightly different view of Nikki's eyebrows.
 
Just finished adding her little fingernail tips.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
 
This is how Nikki looks at this point.
 
Nikki with her beautiful dark blue glass eyes before rooting.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
  Progressive rooting. I root one hair at a time from the endof the hair so that each hole only has a single hair coming out. This is very time consuming but looks so realistic.  
Because I've started from the bottom and am working my way up, there are no bald patches underneath.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
  I wet the hair and keep it conditioned as I root it. It keeps the hair I've already rooted lying flat so it does not get in my way as I root.  
When the hair is dry, as you can see, it is not fuzzy or fly-away, but rather soft and natural looking, lying naturally against the head.
 
  reborn baby doll kit - Nikki  
reborn baby doll kit - Nikki
 
  You can still see my chalk mapping a bit at the crown on this picture. I generally map out the hairline and crown I want with tailor's chalk and take a picture of it.  
Later, if the chalk has rubbed off and I can't see where it was, I can refer back to my original picture and redraw it. I prefer this method over using pencil or paint .
 
     
 
     
 

 

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