Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Nails

I don't know how many of you have a Pinterest (if you don't then get on it!) but there's a lot of pins about nail art. I thought how perfect would it be to do something festive for Thanksgiving! And for my birthday, Brooke got me a nail art stylus (super inexpensive, find them anywhere, I think this one is by Loreal.) It's great. It's like using the pin but better since it has a smaller, more precise rounded tip.

(Like how all the lighting is different?? I'm a great photographer, I know.)
So here's how you make a turkey. Start with a base color. I tested out a bunch of different colors on a white piece of paper with a background and the gold I used for the body to see what looked good. You can also test out colors and practice designs on press on nail (also very inexpensive.) Start by doing the feathers. I did orange, burgundy, and red. I started from the base and moved to the narrower part of the feather. I didn't do perfect straight lines but oh well, feathers aren't straight right? I painted the head, neck and body in white first. This allows better opacity over the feathers and background. Also, it makes the gold (if you don't have brown) stand out better. Next, paint over the white with the brown or gold. Then paint the gobbler thing. First I did pink then I did red over the pink because I didn't like it. I put a small white dot then orange for the beak. Then I finished with 2 little legs. Apply a top coat and now you're done!

(P.S. I added another feather after this picture was taken)

7 comments :

Marilyn said...

Super adorable. I love it..:))

Jordan McCollum said...

Shake a tail feather.

Canda said...

Cute idea.

Tracy said...

This is adorable.
I am amazed at the nail art out there.
I think I am fancy when I do the crackle finish, lol.

Carrie said...

So cute! I never would have thought of creating a turkey on my thumb. :) I would love it if you would link this post to Spa{ahhh} Sundaze (http://www.projectpossessed.com/spaahhh-sundaze-1120/) Your newest GFC follower.

The Cannary's said...

so cute - wish I could do painted nails but they won't let you have those where I work...

Jenfier Harrod said...

That is real cool. Please come share this at:
www.mun-emakingblogs.blogspot.com

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