Sunday, 2 September 2012

Pacman nails!!

YAY!!! Finally back from holiday, and have a bunch of new nail designs to show off - these, dolphins, tartan, marbling and more stripes and zig-zags. That sounds bad - I actually studied a whole lot, too! These pacman ones are probably my new all-time favourites. They took ages but it was totally worth it!! I had seen heaps of pacman nails painted with the pacman on the thumb and four ghosts on the fingers, but I wanted to be a bit different. So when I decided to paint the actual maze AND them I thought I was being quite unique. Unfortunately when I returned home to the internet (beautiful, beautiful internet) I quickly found out I am definitely not the only one doing it. But that's okay, I'm still loving the way they turned out!



I took photos along the way too, so here's a little tutorial.
I started off painting my nails black (after a base coat!). I used a MIKI one - but the bottle is getting very low now as they're so small! I didn't really need a photo of that, so here's the next stage: I painted on the blue pacman maze with my striper brush. I mixed two different blues for this - both CR ones, if you want to know the names just ask.


Next I put a few dabs of paint for the ghosts and pacman. I had to mix 3/4 of the ghosts colours to get it right so this was more painful than it looks!


To finish off, I using a little dotting tool-like polish for the white dots and an actual dotting tool for the eyes. I actually went back and hour later and touched them up a bit, the eyes were all a bit scary before. I used a black striper brush to 'open' pacman's mouth and make the bottom of the ghosts more whispy or whatever.

Left hand

Right hand

Annnd ta-da!!


 I'll probably be posting every day until I'm up-to-date with my designs, so watch this space :)

8 comments:

  1. These.Are.AMAZING!! WOW JESSIE! The detail!! Brilliant! Love them!!

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    1. Thanks!! Haha I just went nuts, just wait until you see the dolphins...

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  2. These might just be my favourite nails EVER. They're SO AMAZING. So much love.

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    1. Aw yay, thanks!! I loved them too, I must do them again some time!

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  3. love this! i've always wanted to try it, but it looked so difficult! great tutorial :)

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    1. I remember that they took aggges! And thanks!

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