Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nails Magazine Mural Contest

Hey y'all!   Today I thought Id share some nail art I did for Nails Magazine's Mural Contest.  I actually did these last November and the winners were announced in the March issue of Nails Magazine.  Better late than never right?  I didnt win BUT I did get an Honorable Mention in the magazine.  Which is still pretty much like winning ;).

The theme for the contest was mural nails, which is nail art that spans across 5 to 10 nail tips.  I chose to do a more literal theme of a graffiti mural.  I am really proud of how it turned out.

I started out by sketching out my idea on paper.  I had a basic idea of what I wanted when I sketched it out and I really think I transferred it well into the actual project.  Heres a collage of my sketch at the beginning and the finished sketch. 

When I began the nails I started by painting the brick background and then painted the graffiti like any graffiti artist would (except legally and I didnt use spray paint of course lol) 

My favorite part of this whole project was making the little 3D spray paint can lady.  She turned out so much better than I expected.  I sculpted her out of clear acrylic from Young Nails and then I painted her with acrylic craft paints and added a gel top coat to make her so shiny.  

This was so much fun to create from beginning to end.  Even though I didnt place in the contest its still a HUGE honor for me to even be mentioned in the magazine.  

There I am on page 120. :)  

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog today.  I hope you have a great week!  Xoxo