Monday, October 29, 2012

SassyNails Nail-Aween Nail Art Challenge: Day 8 - Witches

     Good afternoon everyone.  I hope that everyone is having a great day.  And to everyone living on the east coast, I am praying for your safety.  I can not believe that Atlantic City is underground.  That is so scary to me!  Today is day eight of the SassyNails Nail-Aween Nail Art Challenge and the topic for today's mani is witches.  I was a little stumped on what to do as I had already used all my creative witch inspiration on this mani I did a few weeks ago, so off to YouTube I went.
    Inspiration for this mani came from this YouTube video by IHaveACupcake.  I just discovered her last week and this is the second one of her tutorials I have followed.  I am not too sure how I feel about the outcome of this one.  I tried to do Hello Kitty four times before finally leaving her the way she is and the bat on my pointer finger looks more like a sting ray.  I am so jealous of how easily she can use her dotting tools.  I always try to use them like she does and end up resorting to a brush.  One of the reasons the bat on my pointer finger looks more like a sting ray is because I first painted it grey and it was too dark.  So I painted white over it, lightened the grey and then applied it again and it was still to dark.  Lightening it one more time allowed me to finally see it.  I tried to clean it up a little but the wings came out pointy instead of round and by the time I got to this point I was ready to be done.  I didn't really even clean up around my cuticles.

Base coat: Sally Hansen Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier
Base color: Smooth Sailing from Essie - 2 coats
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

All artwork was done with Artist's Loft acrylic paint
White: Titanium White
Yellow: Lemon Yellow and Titanium White
Red: Crimson Red
Black: Lamp Black
Grey: Lamp Black and Titanium White

Taken inside without flash

Well, I hope that you like my attempt at this mani.  Please feel free to comment below.  Comments make us bloggers feel the love.  :-)