about the artist

I have reborn over 400 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, Lorraine Yophi, Ann Timmerman, Lenka Polacek Hucinova, and Cathy Rowland, and companies like Puppen-Traumland and Macpherson Crafts. My business was also featured in the National Press Globe and Mail December, 2015. My art & reborn doll tips & tricks tutorial was recently published of the Sept 2019 edition of The Art of Reborns Magazine.

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 and the largest online reborn doll painting tutorial, now up to 50+ video modules (over 12 hrs of content). I also run a free masterclass on my 5 Step System for Running a Successful Reborn Doll Business. I’m a work from home mother of two.

Want a FREE reborn doll? I run regular FREE REBORN Giveaways! (YES! FREE!) Follow me on Facebook or subscribe and follow me on Youtube!


In addition to reborning,Β  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. πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ™‚


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