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Monday, December 19, 2011

Wintery Christmas - Free Hand Style!

  I finally did it!  I took the plunge and decided to try my luck at free-hand nail art!  I am very proud of this, since I have been shying away from it for so long, assuming it would turn out terrible.  And while it is not totally amazing, it is at least a start - and still fairly cute, in my opinion.  :)

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  For these nails, I started off with two coats of OPI What's With the Cattitude? as the light sky blue base.  On all but the ring finger, I stamped snowflakes using Konad White and plate m59.  I also sponged white onto the tips in a fluffy gradient to give the look of snow.  Finally, I painted the reindeer on the ring finger.  I started off with OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys for the dark brown, then OPI San Tan-Tonio for the muzzle and antlers.  I did the eyes with a dotting tool and added the red rhinestone for his nose.  Finally I attempted some mouth-lines with black, but they came out a bit thicker and fuzzier than I had hoped.

  Overall I am very pleased with my first attempt at free-hand nail art.  The reindeer came out looking just a tad bit like some other sort of animal (his face is a bit too round, I realized)... so whether he looks like a reindeer to you, or he looks more like a dog/monkey/walrus/seal/otter with antlers, that is not the point.  The point is that I finally took the plunge, and whatever species he is, he is still pretty cute.  So you can expect to see me playing around with freehand more often on here now, yay!  If you have any ideas or suggestions or anything, let me know! :)

12 comments:

  1. What's with the Cattitide is a perfect match for those snowflakes!

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  2. I love it! This is brilliant and well done you for your amazing freehand nail art :-)

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  3. Very nice!! I would have never thought that it was your first time trying free hand nail art!

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  4. SO CUTE! and a little red nose too!

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  5. Gemstone is a great touch. :)

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  6. Very cute. I think I like it ever MORE as a otter with antlers! He can be the 'oliday otter! :D

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  7. *even

    Way to proofread there, Aren. *headdesk*

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  8. *an

    Double whammy. Fail day for me, I guess

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  9. so great for your first try! its really cute and wwtc is the perfect base.

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