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.



16 comments:

  1. Sharks are awesome! The bloody nails look great - I was wondering how you did them - what a lucky accident!

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  2. These are amazing!!!!!
    Your shark is awesome but the blood... WOW! I will have to try this too!!!
    And personally - I love it mattified. maybe the blood looks less realistic but the effect is just gorgeous!!!

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  3. Love this mani. The sharks is awesome!

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  4. It's so beautiful and painterly. The shark tooth is my fave. So creative and so realistic. If I tried that...it would look like a tortilla chip. LOL

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  5. This is SO cool! I love it matte actually, and that bloody water technique sounds pretty awesome!

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  6. Yeah, call me weird but I dig the bloody water too. Such a stunning mani!!

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  7. wow that acrylic paint technique is awesome for this!!!

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  8. OMG I LOVE IT!!! VERY cool!! I love the blood in the water and the shark looks fantastic!

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  9. very cool! the blood nails are awesome

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  10. Genius! That blood is awesome! Tutorial and more pics of it! :)

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  11. Ahhhh I also really like the bloody nails - so cool! And I like the fin nail a lot, too :)

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  12. Love it - the shark especially.

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  13. I used your shark as inspiration for my Shark Week nail art... although mine looks like it was drawn by a kid, lol!
    http://chantalscorner.blogspot.ca/2014/08/shark-week-nail-art.html

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