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Author Topic: Pictures?  (Read 2362 times)

Offline jesterjeni

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Re: Pictures?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2019, 12:22:40 AM »
The dolls are vinyl- you start with a blank head arms and legs- the body is purchased separate-  they are then painted using many layers of heat set paint
you paint and bake the parts many times. some people paint hair- some people root hair - rooting is done with a needle
its actually pretty neat- these dolls are made to mimic a real baby- they are purchased by people who fall into several different categories
people who cannot have children
people who may have lost a child
people who have autism or dementia
empty nesters
even the weight of the doll is consistent with an infants
some people actually treat them as if they are real- taking them to the grocery store or to church
they can be made from preemie size up to around the size of a 5 year old
people who suffer from depression and or anxiety find  them to be a very comforting
i really enjoy making them - especially knowing that they will be used in a positive manor!!!
 

 

Offline Mhayes

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Re: Pictures?
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »
That is amazing!
"carpe diem"

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Offline Shadow

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Re: Pictures?
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 02:46:09 PM »
Wow!