There are many ways to go about creating a lifelike silicone baby doll or for crafting reborn dolls. There are several tutorials on this topic available on the web. The process can be broken down into four broad steps: sculpting, molding, casting, and painting.
A number of Smooth-On products are often used for making a silicone doll including:
- Dragon Skin 10 – for creating seamless "glove" molds.
- Ecoflex 00-20 and 00-30 – for casting lifelike soft baby skin.
- Psycho Paint – a paint base for platinum silicone rubber.
- Sil Pig Silicone Pigments – available in an assortment of colors that can be blended together for endless color possibilities.
The following videos provide very detailed mold making and casting information specific to doll-making: