Tuesday, April 17, 2012

GIRAFFE!!

Alrighty everyone, time for something different! I've been toying with the idea of doing one of those manis that go across all your nails, just finding the right design has been tricky.  Inspired by an image I saw on pinterest (I really have to start writing down where I find things) I decided to give a very long-necked giraffe a try with my acrylic paints.  HE CAME OUT SO CUTE I COULD DIIIE.

First up, I started with two coats of Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue from the Justin Bieber collection.  Wow that hurts to type, but I got it on sale, I swear.  It's a really nice sky blue, by the way, smooth to apply and not streaky.  If you can get past the JB bit, it's not bad.  Next, I painted on the giraffe outline with my Burnt Umber paint.  I still need practice with paints but I found that if I wiped a lot of my paint off first, I got a flatter, more even application.  I then drew in the splotches, face, grass, tree and what is supposed to be a little bird sitting on his ear. 






The Verdict:  EEEE this came out so cute I made my bf get up and look at it.  He didn't really care but whatevvaaaa.  :DD:D:D

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