Saturday, October 15, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Delicate Print Nails

I pretty much knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge. I have Konad (and fauxnad) stamps from when I first got into nail art. I don't do stamping that much now, mostly because I have more fun doing freehand art. But occasionally it is just what the doctor ordered. Like today!

I did a sort of wallpaper pattern with blood spatters and a tiny bloody handprint. That is a really small handprint. It's like Tinkerbell went on a bender and then murdered someone while she was under the influence. Bad faerie!

I started with a grey base polish (forgot to take a pic, sorry), then topped it with this viney stamp from Bundle Monster plate BM17. 

Then I added a bloody handprint with red acrylic paint. I also added a splatter of blood to the side of my thumbnail, but in retrospect, I decided that it made it harder to discern the bloody handprint. I was able to fix this... (keep reading!)

See! I painted over the splatter with the grey polish, then used black acrylic paint to mimic the wallpaper pattern in black. It's like it never existed. But maybe Dexter could find it under a black light.

Here are the polishes I used in this mani: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Wet Cement, Cult Nails Get It On basecoat, and Seche Vite topcoat. (oops, I also used Wet 'n Wild Black Creme for the stamping!)

Tomorrow: tribal nails! How in the world will I turn tribal nails into a Halloween theme? Find out tomorrow!

11 comments:

  1. I love the manis you've been doing for the nail art challenge, so creative.

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  2. Thanks so much Helen! It has been really fun for me, too!

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  3. Thanks Chelsea!! That's very kind of you to say. :)

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  4. Love that handprint! Great idea, once again. It makes me think of the game "clue!" Like 'colonel mustard in the foyer with the candlestick!' lolol

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  5. Ha ha, Leslie! Yeah, with the delicate print idea, I thought this would really work well. Sort of a crime scene/murder mystery idea.

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  6. You're a genius! It looks so cool.

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  7. Thank you Sandra! I'm glad you like it.

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  8. The bloody hand print is too freaking awesome!

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  9. It's a little late for homage month but I wanted to show you my recreation of this mani that you did! Hope you like it =] I love your art!

    http://cky1321.tumblr.com/post/22638706982/almost-done-with-the-semester-tomorrow-is-my-last

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