Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Day 1: Red Nails

Hi everyone! I must admit I was actually going to start the challenge last week, but decided to coincide it with my boyfriend's 18th, which is fancy dress. I'm going as Where's Wally (or Waldo to my American followers), and my reputation as 'the nail girl' needs to be upheld with matching nails. Therefore, todays red nails are... Where's Wally! My left hand actually looks less like Wally than the right because today I tried out a little experiment. I've read about painting the design onto clingfilm or a plastic sheet first and then transferring it onto your non-dominant hand, and that's exactly what I did. It's not perfect because it didn't transfer flat but nonetheless it looks a lot better than if I'd painted it with my left hand.







 I think I need to improve on making my acrylic opaque but apart from that I'm pretty pleased with how the writing turned out.
Right hand Wally

I painted both Wallys entirely in acrylic paint and used:
No 7 - Red (I've lost the label and it's a colour no longer sold anyway)
Barry M - Matt White

I forgot to mention yesterday that I wont be able to do the challenge everyday. I'll try my best but I know for a fact that day 2 wont be up until Saturday because I'm super busy until then.
Hope you like them! 
Alice

Update: here are some lovely photogenic pictures of me and my friends



I really havn't figured out my photo face yet, every single photo (yes, there are pictures worse than this) is just me looking a mess. This is also the first time I've ever posted pictures of myself on my blog... now you can see why. Also the hat didn't fit my big head, boo!
Alice

4 comments:

  1. Love this! The Waldo (wally?) looks great. What kind of outfit are you wearing with this?!

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  2. Thankyou! I'm wearing a where's wally hat, nerd glasses, a striped top, red skirt (couldn't find a blue one in time) striped socks and red vans. I'll try and update this post with a picture if I manage to get one :)

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  3. So precise! You reallt have an eye for detail! Looks awesome!

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  4. Found these on Tumblr - LOVE them! You're so clever! And you look fine in your photos - and you're smiling which is the best part! I'm the same though, I haven't posted a photo of me on my blog yet. Thinking about it...

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