One of our NAIL themes for October is THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. I was really drawing a blank on this one. Which is kind of ironic considering I suggested this theme when Brijit and Eeeek and I were corroborating about the October NAIL prompts! I just had too many ideas swimming in my head- bats, vampires, creepy crawlies….so I turned to google for some inspiration. I found an artist named Vicky Scott who created this illustration called..
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THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT! How appropriate. You can see her cute print here on Hire an Illustrator. I really liked the image she created- especially her spooky eyes floating in the darkness. Eyeballs seemed liked they’d be easy to paint on a small nail canvas so here’s what I came up with…
I applied Sally Hansen Maximum Growth as my basecoat, two coats of Essence Grey-t To Be Here, and then I hand painted the black accents and eyes using red white and black polishes. I waited a good 20 minutes before I applied my seche topcoat because I would’ve hated to smear the eyes if they weren’t dry. I didn’t do too much nail art on this mani so I didn’t want to ruin the little bit that I did do!