After carving the foot, I covered the surface in nude nylon (attached with an upholster’s spray adhesive) for extra strength, and to even out the rough edges. The nylon was CVS brand, cheap and (most importantly) not made with a lot of extra elastic like what you’d find in the ‘Control top’ or 'extra stretch’ nylon. After that, I painted the entire surface with two coats of latex and let it dry. Then I mixed acrylic paint and latex in equal parts and painted on the skin until it closely matched my own skin tone. Lastly, I glued the toenails onto the sculpted nail beds, and sewed on the nylon straps to the bottom.
Next I have to figure out how to 1) add the hair, and 2) hide the seam between foot and ankle
Wish me luck!