Thursday, June 7, 2012

Week 18 - Cartoon nails


Here is my failed (kind of) attempt at my week 18 cartoon mani challenge.


I started with Piggy Polish '6 Impossible Things'

This was my first Piggy Polish and I must say that I'm a bit disappointed ;/

It went on kind of thick but still needed two good coats for decent coverage. It also looked like  a beautiful pearly white in the bottle but didn't show up on the nail :P Oh well, lesson learned. I still prefer my Sally Hansen 'White On' for a white base and Orly's 'Au Champagne' for a wearable white.


I chose BC Comics for my images. This little dinosaur came out OK but many of the others didn't. I have had some pretty good results with the newspaper nail technique in the past but I think this time I may have pressed the image on for too long and it caused some fading and distortions.


The pinkie nail shows the worst of it but you still can make out the caveman chasing the dinosaur with his club :D and a little word bubble.

I also want to thank those of you who still peek in on my blog for hanging in there in my absence. Life has been a bit hectic and I haven't had the time to post . I have, however, continued to do all the challenges (even if it is a week later ) so I have a bbacklog of posts to get up. I will be sscheduling a post at least one every three days till I'm caught up. Again, thanks so much for hanging in there because I really miss the nail blogging world!

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    1. Can't say that I'm surprised you like my quirky spin on cartoon nails ;) thanks Chicky!

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  2. I love these! I have never tried the whole newsprint deal, but this makes me totally want to.I think that they turned out pretty well. Kinda gives it a little bit of a vintage comic feel.

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    1. Thanks! That's exactly what I thought! You really should try them, I really like doing Snoopy too.

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  3. I always mess up with newspaper manis. But this is amazing!

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    1. You're far too kind! I say fail and you reply with amazing :D I think I need a little miniature version of you in my pocket for all the times I doubt myself or have a bad day lol.

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  4. That was a great idea for a cartoon manicure!

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    1. Thanks KB! I'm really liking the weekly challenges, it kind of forces you to try new things and to revisit old ones and give 'em a new twist ;)

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