Jack-O-Lantern Tutorial

13 Oct

I decided I would go ahead a do a picture tutorial for the Jack-o-lantern manicure I posted the other day.  Below, you’ll find step by step pictures and explanations.

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Step 1:  Polish with your background color.  I used Color Club Gossip Column.

Step 2:  Just using the polish brush, add your pumpkin.  I used Julep Parker, two coats.

Step 3:  Using a fine striping brush, add your darker orange accent lines.  Round them to follow the contours of your pumpkin’s shape.  I used Jordana Orangesicle.

Step 4:  Add your stem with a small detail brush.  Overlap it a tiny bit on to your pumpkin and make it slant to one side so it looks more organic.  I used Sinful Color Nirvana for my stem.

Step 5:  Using a small, pointed detail brush, outline your jack-o-lantern’s face with black.  I did a classic, happy face, but you can do whatever face you’d like to try.

Step 6:  Fill in your face with black.  I used China Glaze Liquid Leather.

Step 7:  Add a yellow highlight to make your pumpkin glow.  I used Sinful Colors Pull Over.

Step 8:  Make your sky twinkle by adding some tiny stars.  I used Julep Brigitte, the lightly brushed some thinned NYX Ink over the top of them to soften up the stark white.

Step 9:  Finish it off with a top coat!

Now repeat on all your nails, or you could just do an accent nail or two.  Now you have a super cute Halloween mani to show off!


3 Responses to “Jack-O-Lantern Tutorial”

  1. NATALiJA (: October 14, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    soooooooo pretty *_______*

    • ♥♥♥ •

  2. Deb October 15, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    THANK you so much for the step by step! Can’t wait to try this and the mummies!!

    • TopCoatIt October 15, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      You bet!

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