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Posted on October 07, 2013
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Retro 1950's hand painted Pinup Girls on a fresh set of sculpted almond shaped nails. These nails have a bright pop of color underneath.

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

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Prepare the nails and apply nail forms.

Prepare the nails and apply nail forms.  

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Begin by sculpting the extension using a very thin layer of a bright color.  Then sculpt the entire nail out of the color you want to see on the top of the nail.

Begin by sculpting the extension using a very thin layer of a bright color. Then sculpt the entire nail out of the color you want to see on the top of the nail.  

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... finish all 10 nails like this.

... finish all 10 nails like this.  

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Here is one hand completed.

Here is one hand completed.  

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Encapsulate the nails with clear acrylic to preserve the glitter and color fade that was created.  Finish file.

Encapsulate the nails with clear acrylic to preserve the glitter and color fade that was created. Finish file.  

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Make your customer very comfortable, and begin hand painting the artwork.

Make your customer very comfortable, and begin hand painting the artwork.  

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To paint a pinup girl, I use acrylic paint.  I paint the silhouette in white, and then make a thin black outline.  Next I fill in the main colors, and then add hilights and lowlights.  Finally, I topcoat as I go so I don't mess them up.

To paint a pinup girl, I use acrylic paint. I paint the silhouette in white, and then make a thin black outline. Next I fill in the main colors, and then add hilights and lowlights. Finally, I topcoat as I go so I don't mess them up.  

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Here are the different pinup girls.

Here are the different pinup girls.  

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Here is the top... don't forget to decorate the undersides!

Here is the top... don't forget to decorate the undersides!  

 
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Acrylic     hand-painted     retro     wildflowers     pinup     1950's     next top nail artist     nexttopnailartist     50's

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marleen - Commented one year ago
wow>>>how mach time take this design?
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LaurenBri82 - Commented one year ago
It took FOREVER haha... the hand painting took about 3 hours. :D
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nailbarLoungePRO - Commented one year ago
Beautiful Lauren!!! 😍
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Nancyleecang - Commented 29 days ago
Beautiful , thanks for sharing
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Flashynails - Commented 27 days ago
Amazing

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