|The results of using bad glue|
Upon initial inspection, it appeared that there was no glue on the inside of Shanna's head to hold her hair firmly in place. But what was really baffling was that I could see only a few of the hairs poking through the vinyl, much fewer than what was left on the outside of her head. And so I proceeded with the task by first removing the original hair in preparation of a new rooting job.
Once I began rooting her new hair, I used my small flashlight to take a look on the inside of the head and make sure the hair was poking through properly. To my surprise, I saw what appeared to be a very large bubble on the inside of the head. To further investigate, I reached in with my hemostats to pull the "bubble" out. All in one piece came out a clear shell of what appeared to be Mod Podge. Mod Podge?! While Mod Podge is waterproof, it is not industrial strength by any means; it is not even considered a glue.
|Shanna's new hair|
Now little Shanna is as good as new and has gone back to her mommy with her new hair glued securely in place. Reborn dolls are meant to last, so if you are a reborn artist, make sure you use glue that will allow your dolls to bring your customers years of joy. If you are a reborn collector, don't be afraid to ask what kind of glue your artist is using. Every little detail that goes into a reborn doll can "make or break" the baby so to speak, and making sure your reborn will last a lifetime is worth the extra effort.