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Carla-Tanya
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PostSubject: New here don't know where to start x   Thu 10 Nov 2016 - 10:42

Hello everyone I'm interested in making my own reborn baby but don't now where to start, where can I buy kits etc im in the U.K. And on a slight budget so the cheaper the better.. I'm not exactly the best artist either so any tips for painting would be great!! Thank you all.. so excited to start this :))
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PostSubject: Re: New here don't know where to start x   Thu 10 Nov 2016 - 11:39

Hi Carla and welcome to R.E.A.L. !!!   happyhappy  happyhappy  happyhappy  happyhappy

Maybe some of the members here from the UK will see your message and give you some ideas about shopping for things in the UK to
save you money on shipping!

Here is one UK site that I know of:

http://www.tinkerbellcreations.co.uk/

I know of a few places in the US that has great kit prices, but I don't have any idea of the shipping costs which might negate the savings
for you!!  If you have never reborned before I would suggest you start with a really inexpensive kit to begin learning. :)  Are you going to be
using Genesis heat-set paints or Air-dry paints? You must decide before you buy supplies!  I am mostly a Genesis heat-set paint user, I have
done a few air dry classes but still have much to learn with those.  Heat-set means you have to set the paints with heat (which you need a small
oven with an extender ring - i have a NuWave,  for) I personally don't recommend using your cooking oven as there is a great debate on safety to your
health cooking your food in the same oven as curing your painted vinyl.  While the vinyl of the doll kits is not toxic in its cold state, when
heated it releases toxins into your oven racks and walls and then releases them back onto your food the next time you use your household oven! :)
I got my nu-wave oven used and very inexpensive! Using the Air Dry painting method avoids this step (needing a heat source).  Lots of people love air dry for the
convenience and also less time spent on layers, but many more love the flexibility/blending of the Genesis, as it can be just wiped off if you
make a mistake as it needs the heat-set to become permanent!



Here is a US site for really inexpensive reborn doll kits - but again I have no idea of the shipping costs:

http://www.bountifulbaby.com/

Here is a US site for supplies:

https://www.dollsbysandie.com/

Lara (the founder of this forum) has a store with LOTS of great ebooks which you get in your email, so those great prices wont be effected
by shipping costs!!  Each ebook tells you what you need for supplies.  She also holds live eclasses right here on the forum!! There are some wonderful BEGINNER e-books there on sale right now for only $5.99! They will be sent to your email that is registered here on REAL.  

http://www.realrebornstore.com/product-p/eb-pcfb.htm

http://www.realrebornstore.com/category-s/106.htm?searching=Y&sort=1&cat=106&show=10&page=1

Link to all the R.E.A.L. ebooks, eclasses, etc:   http://www.realrebornstore.com/Default.asp

Here is an ebook on using Air Dry paints

http://www.realrebornstore.com/product-p/eb-eadp.htm
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PostSubject: Re: New here don't know where to start x   Fri 11 Nov 2016 - 9:50

Thank you so much for your reply!! It was so good of you to take the time and write to me I appreciate it! ,,
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PostSubject: Re: New here don't know where to start x   Fri 11 Nov 2016 - 11:41

That is an excellent place to start! I love my Nuwave oven!!! best purchase I ever made!


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PostSubject: Re: New here don't know where to start x   Fri 11 Nov 2016 - 13:36

Carla-Tanya wrote:
Thank you so much for your reply!! It was so good of you to take the time and write to me I appreciate it! ,,

You are very welcome Carla!!! It is such a rewarding hobby!! As you paint along it seems to "come to life" before your eyes!!!  I just love it!!

It is an expensive hobby to get started, but once you have your supplies, then you only have purchase your kit (and hair if you root) many have great success
with painted hair (not me- lol)!!

I started slowly building up my painting supplies and only purchased the colors i needed for each e-book or e-class!  I did start with a GOOD set of brushes.
https://www.dollsbysandie.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=9431  This is a basic set with the descriptions, so that you can see if you can purchase similar
brushes near your home. This is an extended set once you decide reborning is for you!
https://www.dollsbysandie.com/index.php?l=search_list&s[search]=brush&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[cid]=0   You might be able to find some
at your local craft store, but those are the ones I bought in 2012 and they are still going strong after 4 years!

If you decide to go with Genesis paints, you can purchase the "Petite" jars (half the size of the regular jars) and save lots of money (you use very little paint)!   If you go to your ebay in UK i bet you can find some supplies there with normal shipping?  I will keep my fingers crossed for you!!

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PostSubject: Re: New here don't know where to start x   Sat 12 Nov 2016 - 6:33

What are the main colours I need to buy ? Xx
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PostSubject: Re: New here don't know where to start x   Sat 12 Nov 2016 - 13:03

Carla-Tanya wrote:
What are the main colours I need to buy ? Xx

Hi Carla!!

On my way out to go grocery shopping. Will check back later!  Have you decided which medium you are going to use to paint your reborns with?

Here are a few of the GENESIS HEAT SET PAINTS needed for skin tones, veins, brows, mottle, shading - so many people/artists have so many different combinations of paint colors - that is why I started with my e-class and the list of paints I needed to make that reborn:

Flesh 07  (for Caucasian babies)
Flesh 08  (for Caucasian babies)
Yellow Ochre
Pyrrole Red 02
Pyrrole Red 08
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Green 06
Quinacridone Crimson 01
Quinacridone Crimson 08
Quinacridone Magenta 01
Red Oxide
Burnt Umber
Viridian Blue 02
Dioxazine Purple 04
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Mona Lisa Odorless Thinner (my favorite brand, im sure there are others). MUST have a craft paint thinner (to mix paints with)

Small 4 oz. plastic flip-top bottle to squirt small amounts of thinner into your paint mixes - really should get one they are cheap, otherwise
you will have to open the big container ever few minutes. (I paid .50 cents for mine).


Cosmetic/makeup WEDGES - MUST have for paint applications (Make sure they don't have lotion, etc on them - just plain)



http://www.pharmapacks.com/products.php?product=Wonder-Wedge-Cosmetic-Wedges-32-ea&gclid=CjwKEAiAmJvBBRDKpP724LigwngSJAAYRJXB7VJnnnBA4ZJGwzjqENJyL1x9UZAr4pom4ZM7Zw656RoCCJvw_wcB#.WCdhzi0rKCo
Sea sponge (not a requirement, nice to have)

Painting palette - (you can use little containers if you cant purchase one yet) Need something to mix the paint and thinner in.

Brushes

Color Wheel - nice to have if your reborn kit needs a color wash or if you need to correct a mistake

http://www.realcolorwheel.com/orderpage.htm

Also, perhaps the UK stores might offer you a reborning mini sample of paints like this one:

http://hunnybunsrebornsupply.com/genesis-basics-doll-sample-set/

A few pictures with your kit in the Nu-Wave oven w/ extender ring (the ring is important as it keeps your kit away from
the heating elements so as not to melt a hole in it!) :




Genesis Paints Chart: (just to show you all the colors)  :)


Be back later!  :)







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Jenny





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