Monday, May 13, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Bling: Studded Red Leather Jacket


Hello my darlings!  Its time for another theme week with the ever talented nail art group The Digit-al Dozen!  This month our theme is Bling.  I have to say, I struggled a bit with finding inspiration for this theme... I found it hard to make this theme "artsy" and not just doing glitter bomb manis.  (You will still see a couple of those!)


This is one of the few where some awesome inspiration struck me.  I had these zipper water decals that my friend Tracy mailed me... I was looking at them and thinking about a leather jacket.  So I decided to make a studded leather jacket on my nails!


This mani started off with two coats of Ciaté Dangerous Affair, and one coat of MASH Matte Polish top coat to make them semi-matte like leather.  (If only I had the leather effects from Nails Inc for this mani!!)  Next I added the water decal of the zipper to my middle nail.


After the decal I used black acrylic paint to make my jacket lapel shapes.  Then I used some top coat and a dotting tool to place my rhinestone studs.  I would have probably used nail glue if I had that, but I don't.  I'm sure it would have been easier that way.


This may have just moved up the ranks to my favorite mani I've ever done.  It is so me.  My only regret is that I didn't get to wear this for longer!

Now you simply must go see what the other super talented group members have come up with this week!

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