Monday, April 16, 2012

Tax Day Water Marble Newsprint Mani

For the dreaded tax day, I created these multiple technique nails to show my frustration with dotting the "i"s and crossing the "t"s on a 1040 tax form. Blech, it sucks. I dread taxes only slightly more than doing a water marble, so I figured they would go well together. Hee hee. And just to make things more difficult, I added in a newsprint technique as well.

My index and middle finger on both hands features a water marble (not really fancy, but it did the trick), and on the other nails I used some clippings from a Korean newspaper to make a newsprint mani, before adding numbers and symbols with black acrylic paint. 

I started with a base of OPI Skull & Glossbones. This is such a pretty shade! Sorry about the weird shape of my thumbnail and middle nail. I have had some breakage lately due to work, so my nails are looking a little worse for wear. :(

My right had features more water marble, newsprint, and numbers and symbols. Why did I use Korean newsprint to do this manicure? Because I can't read or understand Korean, so I though it made as much sense to me as tax code. I WISH I could understand Korean, but I think I will pass on ever figuring out tax code. 

Here are the polishes I used in this manicure: Wet n Wild Black Creme, OPI Skull & Glossbones, and OPI Who The Shrek Are You?

There are some other blogging friends of mine who also did water marble manis today, and they are far better at it than I am. Be sure to check them out!

PS I plan on doing a mini sale off my Sonoma Nail Art custom polishes this week, so if you haven't yet, be sure to add my etsy store to your favorites. I will let you know which day they polish will go on sale. Probably not til Wednesday or Thursday. Thanks!


30 comments:

  1. I love all the different techniques you used, makes the design more interesting! I really love that you used a Korean newspaper, that's creative!!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much A Girl and Her Polish! My strength does not lie in water marbling, so I tried to distract everyone with the other stuff, ha ha!

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    1. Thanks so much Lilli! I appreciate your nice comment! :)

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    1. Thanks Jodi! If I were as awesome as you are at water marbling, I would have just done that. I must learn from the master!! :)

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  4. Awesome! I love how well Skull & Glossbones and Who the Shrek Are You look together! Definitely going to try putting these 2 together soon!

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    1. Thanks jess! I was trying to find some polishes that would work well with a currency type theme (greens, greys, blacks) and these OPIs jumped out at me. They do look good together.

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  5. This is very clever - loooove the colours you've used :)

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    1. Thanks so much Holly! I had fun with it (well as much fun as you can have procrastinating over your taxes.)

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  6. WoW you did a great job too! Very clever and awesome result! :D

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    1. Thanks AmaneLyra! It did turn out pretty cool.

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  7. Your take on this was so timely and creative. Love it. Your manis inspire me to think outside the box with my own nail art.

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    1. Thank you! There is always room to think outside the nail, ha ha. :)

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  8. This is so awesome! My mom is an accountant, I'll have to show her this =]!

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    1. Awesome! Tell her I love accountants, but I don't like accounting. Ha ha!

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  9. LURVE this!!! so cute!!!!!! Hot as cute as you though!

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  10. this is absolutely the coolest shit ive seen! i work with my dad in his accounting office and i cant wait for april 17th to be over!

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    1. Thanks so much Jayzilla! I hope you are able to catch up on some sleep now. :)

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    1. Thank you Gnarly Gnails! I had fun doing it, and avoiding my taxes while I did it. :D

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  12. wow ! Tthis is so cool!
    I'm following your blog!

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    1. Thanks MiniStyle! That's very nice of you!

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