Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nail Art Design: Have You Seen My Mummy???

Just in time for Hallowe'en I have a new design.  I call it, "Have You Seen My Mummy?".  Okay, I know it is a cheesy title but I just couldn't resist.  It is inspired by a design from 'Dying 4 Chocolate'. Hers of course look much neater than mine.  It is difficult to draw thin precise lines on one's own nails especially on the opposite hand.  I wish I had people to practice on.  I am willing to do it for free, but unfortunately, nobody wants to take me up on the offer.  Oh well, in the interim I guess I'll just have to keep practicing on my own nails...
  • Start with a clear base coat to protect the nails.
  • Apply one coat of solid white.
  • Mix some white and gold and sponge onto nails to give it an antiqued look (sorry it's kind of hard to see that in these pictures).
  • Using a nail art pen or striper, add the black lines.
  • Create a black 'window' for the eyes.
  • Paint on two oval shaped objects to represent the eyes.
  • Using a nail pen or a dotting tool dipped in black, add the pupils.
  • Make sure it is completely dry before applying two coats of a durable protective top coat.  I apparently was impatient and mine streaked a bit, I'll blame my husband who was yawning away on the couch beside me and so I rushed it (he has broad shoulders, he can take it).
Here is a closer look, just skim over all the boo-boos:
   I hope to add the pictures of all my previous designs soonMy most recent fall design is on my website; the previous ones are still up on 'Cool Nails Art'.  It will take some time to consolidate everything over here.

Until next time,


Deanne Saunders said...

Cool nails!!! I wish I had long nails to paint like that!!! I love it!

Emily Thubbron said...

Too cute. I love your nail art. If I lived in Canada, I would let you experiment on my nails. :)