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Announcement!! Stolen Baby!! Please Help Find Tristan!!

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This is an ALERT!! This baby was stolen from me. If anyone has seen this baby listed on eBay or anywhere else or if you know of his whereabouts Please contact me immediately. His name is Tristan. He was taken while on our trip to Hollywood under the pretense that he was going to be filmed by E! Hollywood Entertainment and was supposed to be returned to me. My phone calls have gone unreturned and he has not been returned to me. Please help me to find Tristan!!

What is "Reborning"?

First and foremost, I would like to stress that reborning is an ART FORM.

Reborning is the constantly evolving 3D art form process whereby a vinyl doll is totally revamped to appear as realistic as possible. The more realistic the appearance--the higher the degree of artistry.

Various methodologies and products may be used in this "fool the eye" art form including oil paints,stencil crmes,Genesis Heat Set Paints and the new air dry permanent paints. Whatever the choice; the goal should be to produce the highest degree of artistry with products that will provide a safe and permanent finished result for the collector.

It is somewhat disturbing to read some of the reborning reviews published by the media and general public which were obviously written out of ignorance. Such have sensationalized a minority of the buyers who treat this highly collectible art as "fake babies". This exploits the mentally disturbed and is a disservice to the art form,the artists,and a hallmark of cheap journalism.

The reborning process begins by dissembling a vinyl doll,stripping off the paint and dremeling off any molded hair to create a smooth head. Alternatively, many kits are now made specifically for the purpose of reborning which eliminates these preliminary steps. Next,the various parts are painted in thin,translucent layers.These generally begin with various skin tones and then progress to blue tones,veining, blush and detailing. The painting is where the skill of the artist comes most into play.

Soft mohair is then hand-rooted into the head with fine felting needles. It should be inserted in the direction that hair grows and should appear natural and appropriate to the sculpted doll. Obviously a newborn doll should have less hair than a toddler doll. When completed,the hair should be sealed from the inside with a waterproof glue. At this time new eyes are also set and secured into open-eyed dolls. Sleeping dolls should have hand-rooted eyelashes added.

The limbs and head should then be appropriately weighted with internationally safe materials such as glass weighting beads or poly pellets. The use of sand,kitty litter, rice or dried beans for weighting are questionable at best and potentially disastrous as the food products may develop an insect infestation and the other products are not approved for international shipping and will be confiscated by Customs. It is best for artists to use all internationally approved products and for buyers to pay a little more for that quality.


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