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