about the artist

I have reborn over 300 dolls since I started reborning back in 2013! I won best reborn doll in DAOTY, 2016 (Intermediate Division) and became an IIORA member 2016-2017.

I specialize in custom orders but currently split my time between customs and prototypes. I have done prototypes for talented sculptors like Olga Auer, Laura Lee Eagles, Toby Morgan and Cathy Rowland, and companies like Truborn Inc and Macpherson Crafts. My business was also featured in the National Press Globe and Mail December, 2014.

With every doll I create, I strive for more realism, further refining and honing my techniques. I am also the creator of Reborn A to Z Coursethe only course that teaches you how to reborn a doll from start to sold. I’m a work from home mother of two: Sneaky (6) & Meekly (4).

Want a FREE reborn doll? I run regular FREE REBORN Giveaways! (YES! FREE!) Follow me on Facebook.


In addition to reborning, I also do custom pop art and customize Blythe dolls. I’m also a published short story writer, novelist, creator of OMG Facts Puzzle Game for the ipad, and previously the editor-in-chief of State of Imagination an online literary magazine.

Art is definitely my passion!


5 Responses to about the artist

  1. Christine Ross says:

    Hi Shaylen,I sent you an e-mail earlier this morning of the doll I like,(reborn baby boy Will,sculpt by Natalie Scholl,-Now adorable little Max),I also sent picture’s of little Max,and if you can make this doll.The pictures are identical to what I would like for my doll to look like.I just wanted to know if you received my e-mail this morning, Could you please let me know,thank you Christine.

  2. Connie Dinsdale says:

    Hi Shaylen
    You are an excellent reborn artist. I love how each one of those sculpts just come to life. I am following the contest on facebook….

  3. abbie says:

    Hi Shaylen ,I realy love the Owen Francis by Tuzio Ross you did . I was wondering if you could reborn me one that looks just like that and roughly how much and how it would take to make him I am trying to give him as a Christmas gift.please and thank you

    • Hi Abbie,

      Thanks so much for contacting me through my site. OMG! I would LOOOOOVE to make you an Owen Francis just like the one I did recently, he was one of my very favourites. Such a beautiful baby! The sculpt details were phenomenal. 😀 I tried emailing you but there was a bounceback. Email me at customreborn@gmail.com and I’ll shoot off an email to you about the details on how to proceed on him! 🙂


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