Creating Realistic Fingernails

published11 months ago
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Hello Reader,

Every now and then, a problem (or even a mistake) leads to a solution even better than the original concept. This was the case when I used chenille stems for finger armature. Because doll fingers can be quite thin, the wire was visible at the fingertips (especially this doll's - "Averill"). I decided to create fingernails to camouflage the wire.

I used supplies I had on hand - Mod Podge and acrylic paint (skin tone and white). Click on the link below to access Tip#4:

Realistic Fingernails Tutorial.pdf


Deanna Hogan

Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Doll Artist and Teacher: Preserving the art of making dolls and Artist Member of the Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

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