My friend Anjali over at From L&P to English Tea is taking part in a Disney blog challenge next month - at first I thought it was a Disney nail art challenge and was super excited! Unfortunately (for me) it's a more general blogger's thing - "What's your favourite villian" etc. Nevertheless it reminded me that someone had requested Disney nails awhile ago and it prompted me to do them!
Here are my Aladdin nails!
Let's face it, Disney is a pretty cool theme for nail art, so I'm planning to do heaps more Disney nail art over the next month or two now! I'll probably branch into Pixar and others too, like with these Anastasia nails I did back in December.
I'm really happy with how these turned out! Want to know how I did it?
First I looked at a bunch of Aladdin photos on the internet before deciding what I was going to do. I chose this picture of Jasmine and this picture of Aladdin to base my designs off. Jasmine worked out better, haha. I decided on a green background, but it would have been quite nice to have a red or tan background too, because of the desert setting of the movies. I used OPI's Green-Wich Village as my base colour, then sponged on a darker CR green. I painted on the branches with a dark green acrylic paint, and continued to use acrylic paint for the detail. For the characters I basically just outlined them in black and painted in the basic detail like hair and face shape, coloured them in and added the more intricate details. That makes it sounds easier than it was though! The genie lamp worked out pretty well, I think - I just had to have it in there as it's a huge part of Aladdin! I didn't do my other hand - I just painted it gold, and added in some gold polish on this hand to bring them together a bit more. Normally I like to challenge myself and do both hands... but in this case I thought they might turn out unrecognisable, plus it would take twice as long!
Here's my other hand!
What's your favourite Disney movie? Which one should I do next? I'm thinking about doing Beauty and the Beast, I love that one!