Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Nail Art

Hi guys

I want to share all of the Halloween nail art I have had a chance to do so far.  Since there are 3 of them I will just do them all in one post. :)

The first ones I did on the little daughters best friend.  They are inspired by Robin Moses, who I just adore. Every time she posts something new I want to try it in some form. So if you haven't seen her page check her out.  The art work is amazing.

These are "Blood Soaked Newspaper" 
I made a franken polish of several polishes and I wish I could tell you which ones I used but I can not remember (I went back later and tried to do it again and it didn't work).  But I made the color a brownish gray to represent aged newspaper.
Then using Skyy Vodka (or rubbing alcohol but the vodka worked better to transfer the ink)  i transferred the news paper ink to her nails.
Then using and watered down mix of acrylic paints I painted on the blood color around the bottom of the nail.

Turned out very cute and little daughters best friend was vary happy. :)

Next I did little daughters nails.  Her's I had to play around with because I had to many ideas on what I wanted to do.
I was searching the web looking at all the pictures when I can across one of a mani  from the Nightmare before Christmas.  I really like the ring finger and thumb. She did not have a water mark on the picture so I don't know who to give credit to for the inspiration.

I started with a Sinful colors as a base coat and then drew the rest free hand with acrylic paints. 

I love how these turned out.. and watching the little daughter walk around and show how they match up is just the funnies thing.

Then came mine.  I wanted to do something fun and traditional so I picked a typical Halloween night scene.
I started with a base coat of Sinful Colors then sponged on a gradient of Sinful Colors Rain Storm to break up the sky. The rest was drawn free hand with acrylic paints. The right hand looks a little better then the left to me but I haven't had a chance to have some one help me take a picture of both hands together. 
To finish off the sky using a small brush I added some China Glaze Fairy dust in between the trees and over the top of the house and witch.  Just to add some sparkle to the sky. 

I am in love with how the witch turned out.  I really didn't think I was going to be able to do something that small, but the detail worked out well.

So as of this week here are the Halloween manis I have done so far.  I have so many ideas and want to try them all but I don't have enough nails to do them on. 

There are still 2 and 1/2 weeks till Halloween so I am sure I will have more to post soon.

As always THANKS for reading.

Amy <3