The following video and post covers several days of painting.
Creating gorgeous lifelike fingernails is done in multiple layers.
The first two layers of purple and pink create what I like to call the "sunset" at the base of the nail. The paint is cured between each layer.
Next, I create a modified flesh tone with thinning medium and use that solution to paint the half moons on the horizon of that sunset. At the same time I add the nail tips. Then I cure this layer. (Learn more on my upcoming tutorial: Tips for Perfect Tips.)
Finally a dark blush color darkens the top of the nail bed as well as the wrinkles under the nail. Add a few gloss layers for shine and say hello to your perfect baby manicure!
Watch the video below to see Colyn and Cadyn getting their nails done.
Reborn Doll Babies
Reborn Doll Artist
Hi! My name is Kim. I am a reborn artist based in NC. I have been creating dolls since I was a child. I discovered the art of life-like baby dolls in 2011 and have been reborning ever since.