Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Nail Art Challenge, Day 3: It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Essie Braziliant, MASH Nail Art Polishes in Black and White, China Glaze Paper Chasing

Hey all you Witches and Warlocks!  Ready for another round of Halloween nail art?  Today's challenge was to make some Jack-O'-Lantern nails.  I actually had a tough time with this... because my nails are so short right now it is difficult to have enough room for proper nail art!  So, what seemed like a good idea in my head didn't translate quite how I wanted onto my nail.  (I liked these better when they were just pumpkins, before the designs!)

I started this off with 2 coats of Essie Braziliant.  Next, I used the MASH Nail Art Polish in Black and a small paint brush to outline the pumpkin shape.  I used MASH Nail Art Polish in White as a base for the stems, so my green would pop.  The green I used is China Glaze Paper Chasing.  I mixed a tiny bit of the black polish with Braziliant to make a custom color for the shadowing of the lines on the pumpkins.  Finally, I used some stamps to add 3 of my carving designs, and free handed the one on my ring finger.  The stamps I used were from Bundle Monster plate BM13, and MASH plate 29.

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed my pumpkins at least, I was proud of that part!  Check below to see what everyone else came up with.


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