Friday, 4 November 2016

NOTW 13: Guy Fawkes Nails

I have to be honest, bonfire night is one of my favourite nights of the year! I love the blaze and getting cosy and I think the fireworks are so much fun! (Although I do get scared for my kitten and puppy and don't let them out while the fireworks are going off...) This year I can't go to one, however, as I'm at my friends wedding reception (congrats guys!). I thought I'd do something different than the fireworks design because I'm thinking of leaving that until New Year. So I decided to try Guy Fawkes Hat! I wasn't too sure how to go about doing this but I'm actually happy how they turned out (although they could have been a little neater...). I wanted the design to be like the Pilgrim hat and just wanted to add the detail of the brim and the buckle. The way I've done it has actually turned out to be a kind of abstract nail tip design which I really like! I used Essie's 'Maximillian Strasse Her' for the line detailing and Technic's 'Gunmetal' for the buckle. I was originally going to add a small bit of highlight for the line of the hat, but it didn't look quite right so I decided to bring the line all the way around (this is why it's a bit messy because they didn't quite meet up) and I think this looks great to create an abstract tip. I just used a small striper for the lines and for the buckle I used a small/medium sized dotting tool. I think I might use the tip idea again in future with some different colours because I really like the outcome of this hat design, it's not overly obvious! Let me know what you've done for your Bonfire Night nails!

Until next time...


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