My boyfriend and I have been playing a lot of this awesome fighting game called The Avengers Battle for Earth on our new Wii U console. So this weekend I have superheroes on the brain! I really wanted to do Hulk nails, mostly because I love green and the Hulk is the bomb. But I couldn’t find my Hulk comic books. So I tore apart my boyfriend’s old Web of Spider-Man comic and used the newspaper nails technique to create this look.
I wish I could say that I used My Boyfriend Scales Walls as the base color for this design. That woulda been perfect! But poor moi does not own that OPI shade so I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Lavender Cloud. I wish that newspaper nails worked a little bit better for me. The detail here is not that crisp and the colors are sorta muted. But all in all, it came out nice and it’s fun to experiment with! The rubbing alcohol can do a number on the cuticles though- so I’ll stop experimenting for now! Lol
15 thoughts on “Spidey nails!”
THIS is AWESOME!!! The newspaper transfer with the words is kinda cool – but this, with the comic book images is fantastic!!!!
I love this! what a great idea!! I’ve nominated you for a sunshine award 🙂 http://wp.me/p2K2xL-bb
Thanks Eeeek!!!! 🙂
You’re most welcome! 🙂
Love it!!! The newspaper gives it a vintage/retro look…very cool!
Thanks! I guess it does look kinda retro. It probably helped that it was an old comic too! I have done archie comics before and it came out so cute. I will try it again when I find my stash of comics.
Do you use regular alcohol to copy the image onto your nail?
The bottle i got says 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. I heard you could use other alcohols too… like vodka :O
Really? I’m curious to try now…but on second thought I don’t want to waste my booze :p lol
Haha! I put mine in a lil shotglass. I dip my finger in it… then press the dry paper on my wet nail. So i guess if your hands are clean…you could always drink the alcohol when you’re done lol
Sold! Can’t wait to try it! lol
You did a lovely job. Me & my fiance both thought that this was really cool. We are Spidey fans to ! I really like Thor. And Naruto 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration ! I cannot wait to try this out with Naruto !
Awww thanks so much. It says alot when a guy likes a mani!
Yea , you did great. A lot better than I could ever do 🙂 I have a really shaky reight hand ! But , I do ok…. Hope you keep in touch ! I followed to see what you come up with next 🙂
This is awesome! I haven’t had any luck with transfers yet but now I want to start experimenting again! So cool.