Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Nail Art Challenge: Day 6, Reindeer and Sleigh

Welcome back! Today is Day 6 of The Crumpet's Nail Tarts Holiday Challenge, and our theme is Reindeer and Sleigh.

When I saw this theme I instantly thought of the silhouettes of the reindeer pulling the sleigh across the night sky, so I did my best to recreate this on my nails.

My base color for this nail art is Hits Apolo, a gorgeous dark blue holo.  I sponged on some Color Club Blue Heaven and MASH Nail Art Polish in White to lighten the base a bit and make the silhouettes more visible.

I painted the silhouettes using acrylic paint, which was SO much easier than using polish.  (This was actually my second attempt at this mani, the first one failed because the base was too dark and painting the silhouettes with polish did not allow for enough detail.)  I know my reindeer aren't perfect, but I am trying my best to improve my freehand skills!  I actually like all the deer except the one on my middle finger... don't know what happened to him.  He is a "special" reindeer now.  I added one red glitter from China Glaze Party Hearty to the pinky finger as Rudolph's nose.

I hope you guys like these, and don't forget to see what everyone else did!


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