The ultimate in realism!
Full body silicone dolls are the latest creation in the reborn world, and you can certainly see why they are becoming so popular! The full body means no cloth to cover up so dressing them has become limitless, and the varying grades of silicone means your baby can be super soft, squiggy and oh so cuddly. Silicone has a great translucency to it which makes the finished skin look even more realistic than a vinyl doll, and they can be gently bathed and washed just as you would a little newborn! The latest technique of incorporating an open mouth with a tongue and even gums is guaranteed to astound. No more modified dummies or bottles with these dolls!
As you can imagine, a tremendous amount of work goes into creating these dolls. Over several months I sculpted my full body baby in clay with a great deal of reference pictures, and from observations while print taking. No deatil was left untouched from the typically clenched fists of newborns to the tiny creases on the soles of the feet. Once complete, a very time consuming silicone jacket/fibreglass mould was created. Having learnt all the necessary complex techniques at University I was able to do this entirely myself. Once the one piece mould was removed from the sculpt, it was ready to pour. This is quite possibly the most stressful thing ever! Once the expensive silicone is mixed you have 30mins to fill the entire mould before it begins to set! This goes very quickly! Before pouring I degass my silicone to remove all the nasty little air bubbles which like to creap to the surface of the skin, and then I pressurise my mould/cast to make sure that any air bubbles that have got in the silicone are shrunk down, leaving a perfect...bubble free baby! I carefully created a mould that would leave no seams too, so once the baby is removed from the mould it is ready to be painted to perfection :)