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Plastic nails for bjd tutorial by cian1675 Plastic nails for bjd tutorial by cian1675
i came across a doa thread quite a while ago where people were discussing what is the best way to make long nails for dolls. someone suggested straws. so i did this today for fun, and made a tutorial if anyone's interested to try it out. it isn't that difficult to figure out how to do, but i figured some photos won't hurt. the only part that i had to think about how to do was which direction to cut the straw to get that natural curve nails have.

the hand used here is a female lishe hand. gabby is a cp dreaming lishe boy, and he normally wears male cp hands, but i did the nails on the girl hands, so i was lazy and just swapped the female hands onto him for some photos.
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pinkandpurple13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice idea. Maybe I'll try it out in the summertime.
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cian1675 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And please do :D
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Vampire-Sacrifice Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is brilliant
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cian1675 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Piinkstrawberiii Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much for this tutorial x3 i was wondering  how they made those pretty nails on the bjd xD now i know x3 is it safe to glue these on with hotgluegun o3o ? 
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cian1675 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, but you might want to make sure the straw can take the heat first and try on a small piece to see if the straw holds up. And you're welcome :) Most people paint them on, haha, but I like temporary solutions for photoshoots if I feel like it >_<
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very clever!!!
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cian1675 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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pamwolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool idea!!!CURSE YOU! feelin' the groove 
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cian1675 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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