Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Inspired by the Supernatural

I absolutely LOVE how this challenge turned out. I chose ghosts as my subject for the Supernatural. And who is the awesomest ghost evar?? SLIMER, of course! Slimer is the gross-out ghost from Ghostbusters who slimes Bill Murray in a great scene in the hotel. So funny!

I was sad to take this one off. Man, it turned out good, if I do say so myself! :)

I started with black nails (yes, I pretty much recycled my Skull and Crossbones manicure!) then added bright yellow and green neon polishes to put a glowy aura around where I wanted to place Slimer.

Here's his basic outline in light green acrylic paint. I could have started him in white and then topped with green for a brighter ghost, but I think this turned out just fine. Besides, he is not super glowy, more see-through actually. 

I added darker shading with a dark green acrylic paint. (I mix my colors for each manicure, I don't have a bunch of green acrylic paints, just one shade.)

Then I started adding highlights and accenting low light areas. I also added his gaping mouth. 

Next it was his eye balls, nostrils, gums, and finger nails. I painted a ghost on MY nails, and then painted HIS nails on MY nails. My head hurts. 

Finally I added his tongue and his teeth. I also tried adding a bit of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow glow in the dark polish in his aura, but it did not do much. I could kind of see it in the dark, but I didn't layer it on thick enough. 

Here he is all topcoated. Oh Slimer, you are so cute!

Both hands together. I added some slime on my other hand on the middle and ring fingers. I like how the look together. This was a SUPER fun manicure. 

Polishes used in this manicure: Sinful Colors Neon Melon, Love and Beauty Scented Polish in Lime, China Glaze Ghoulish Glow, and Wet 'n Wild Fast Dry Ebony Hates Chris. I also used Cult Nails Get It On basecoat and Seche Vite topcoat. 

Next up: Nails inspired by a tutorial. You can probably guess which nail artist I will choose. :-)

16 comments:

  1. Dang girl, you are so talented! Love it.

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  2. you did such a great job!! I'm def afraid of your nails!!

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  3. Thanks Amber! This one freaked me out a bit, I really didn't think I could get this close, bit I surprised myself!

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  4. Thank Taylor! I was afraid to take them off. The spirit of Slimer is not someone you want on your bad side, LOL. :)

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  5. All of your nail art turns out good.. lol.

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  6. Thanks Nail Art Epicness! Some of it doesn't, though. :) At least not the way I had hoped. This one is pretty epic, though. :) Thank you!!!

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  7. That is super good! I admire your shading skills. :)

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  8. Thank you Leslie! It gets easier with practice. :)

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  9. This is freakin awesome! Damn girl you have some serious talent!

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  10. This is incredible! I loved Ghostbusters!

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  11. Thank you so much Fingers!!! Happy Halloween!

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  12. Thanks Sandra, I love Ghostbusters too! They showed it on the big screen here where I live this year. I went with a bunch of my friends and it was so funny. Everyone was quoting lines. What a great movie!

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  13. thank you Amy! I just loved them, and hated to take them off.

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  14. You are so good! In fact, the best I have seen ever (and I live in manicure land --> Asia!) You're a genius!

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    1. Wow kristine! That is a great compliment, thank you so much!

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