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Nail Art Studio: Haunted House

Jenny Robinson demonstrates how to do Haunted House.

Jenny Robinson demonstrates how to do Haunted House.


1. Polish the nail white. Using a pastel green, create a subtle fade from the base of the nail to the tip.


2. Dab a yellow circle on one corner of the base of the nail to create a harvest moon. Paint the outline of the house on the opposite corner of the tip. Paint a headstone to the right.


3. Dab orange paint over the yellow moon, and paint the outline of the Jack O’ Lantern next to the house. Paint the house’s windows with white craft paint.


4. Fill in the Jack O’ Lantern with orange. With a fine-tipped brush and black craft paint, add his eyes and grin, and paint a spider and web. Go over the spider web with metallic craft paint and add the Jack O’ Lantern’s stem with brown. Add small dots of yellow to the house’s windows. Finish with a clear top coat.

Jenny Robinson, Salon Legacy, Rolla, Mo.

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