Tuesday’s How-to Tip – Fingernails on Tiny Polymer Clay Dolls

Quick tip for you today- This is how I make the fingernails on my elves,

elf hand details

elf hand details

polymer clay babies,

baby toes detail

baby toes detail

 

and art dolls

hands and feet details

hands and feet details

Here is the tool, and you probably already have it in your bathroom

cotton swab shaft

cotton swab shaft

Its the plastic middle from a cotton swab. I cut/melted at an angle with a hot exacto knife. Its thicker than a straw, and leaves a good outline impression.

hollow center of swab

hollow center of swab

And all I have to do is hold at an angel and press at the fingertip

imprinting a fingernail

imprinting a fingernail

There’s how I do it. How about you? Leave me a comment. I always love learning new¬†techniques.

Til tomorrow,

Cindi