Thursday, July 1, 2010

A zebra of a different color...

Well, I am SO EXCITED! I have finished my first set of artificial nails, and I do think I'm in love with them! Not only are they rainbow... no, they are rainbow zebra!! These nails aren't for wallflowers, or for people who like to blend in with the crowd.

I painted these using acrylic paints, mixing colors to get just what I wanted. They're a bright rainbow, starting with a bright purple at the cuticle, shifting to cyan, lime green, bright yellow, hot orange and finishing with magenta at the tips. Black stripes overlay the rainbow, and they're topped off with a deep gloss that makes me absolutely giddy. I modeled the photos by using a bit of poster putty to hold the nails on, so that they can be worn for real after I snapped a few photos. Such a shame, my poor pudgy hands aren't the best models for these babies! :D

The neurotic thing? I didn't do 10 of these. No, I made these hoping they'd be perfect for someone else, although I'm not sure who that'd be. But since I don't know who this person is, I decided to be generous and do a full set of 20 nails. That's 2 nails each in sizes 0-9. Yea, I was going a bit cross-eyed at the end, there, but I'd hate to have someone end up with nails that didn't fit!

So, these will go back into my box of nail goodies until I've built up a few more sets. Then I'll figure out if I should try eBay or etsy or what. Any suggestions?

In the meantime, I've got more nails in progress. I've got another rainbow set that I'm still deciding what to top them with. I'm considering a cheetah print (filling the spots with white), or maybe another zebra set. It's fun to hand paint! I've also got a set of gradient nails, but... that's another post entirely!!

Here's hoping your day is filled with love, laughter, and great nails!


  1. Thanks for following me and now I am following you...Welcome :D

    WOW!! These are excellent!! Great job. They are beautiful :)

  2. Awww, thank you! I had so much fun making them, although I had to stop periodically because my eyes were crossing. :D

    And yes... welcome! :D


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