Monday, April 8, 2013
Digital Dozen Does Animal Week: Sharks!
Hi guys!! Its time for another Digit-al Dozen challenge week again, and this week our theme is animals. Its a quite general theme, which is nice because I think we will see lots of variety from the members!
I'm kicking off the week with my favorite animal, a shark! When I was 9 I saw the movie Jaws for the first time, and ever since then I have been obsessed with sharks. One of my favorite things to do when I was younger was go to the public library and check out every book I could find about them. Of course I love Shark Week, and I have a particular fascination with shark attack books and shows. Maybe its a bit morbid, but I am just intrigued by them.
The base for this mani is two coats of Essie Shelter Island. Everything else was done with acrylic paints and a small nail art brush.
I also mattified this mani, but I'm not sure which way I preferred it. I think the bloody water nails look better shiny at least. For those nails I actually accidentally discovered a new technique... I thinned the red paint out with some water, and quickly swiped my brush back and forth over the nail, and it sort of beaded up and gave a really cool effect. I've got some plans to try this again with some different colors.