Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Can owls be romantic?

Hey everyone! Did you miss me? It's nearly been a week since you last saw my nails! I actually did these nails last wednesday, but I knew Emily's post was coming up and I didn't want to leave you with no post this week so here you go. 


These nails are one of only two designs I've ever done directly from another artist, you can see the other here (unless I've forgotten about another one!). I have a folder of screen grabs on my laptop and I was just browsing them, not actually intending to do any nails from them, and this design really stood out to me. It was a screen grab from youtube so I went on the hunt for the original tutorial, but unfortunately it had been deleted, I managed to find a full picture of the nails here (mine was only a partial screen grab with no thumb) and decided to do my nails based from that. I know my owls aren't anywhere near as good, but nevertheless I still really like them!


I used a base of Models Own - Blooboo, and added tiny white dots using Essie - Blanc and a dotting tool, I then painted the moon in white acrylic paint, and then put a top coat straight over that, it came out pretty bumpy so I added Essence - Top of the Ice-Stream to give it a creamy tint and to hide any bumps. Then I used a tiny brush and Models Own - Nude Beige for the brances, a mixture of China Glaze - Gaga for Green and OPI - Dont Mess With OPI for the leaves, and then black acrylic paint for the writing and owls, and red acrylic paint for the hearts. All topped off with 2 coats of Seche Vite. 


What do you think? Have I done justice to the original? Let me know in the comments
Alice

43 comments:

  1. Aw these are adorable. I love this design, you definitely did justice to the original :)

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  2. aww this is soo cute! love it, perfect for valentine's day

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  3. Oh my god this is the most adorable thing I'e seen in my life!

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  4. OMG, so frickin' adorable!! I'm in love with those owls.

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    1. I want to do owls on every design now! Haha, thankyou!

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  5. Awwww this is the cutiest mani I've ever seen <3

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    1. Thankyou! I was so sad to take them off :( <3

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  6. Hola!! vaya pasada, me encantan!!!
    En verdad me gustan todas tus manis, ya te he copiado más de una, aunque no me salen si por el estilo jeje!!!

    Un besito desde  ❤sɔıʇǝɯsoɔƃuıʌol❤

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  7. Too darn cute!! You did a fantastic job, & they are absolutely as good as the original if not better!! I love them to pieces & may just have to give them a try...asap lol ;) If nothing else it'll make great practice & be fun, fun, fun!!! =)

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    1. Wow thankyou! Please do try them, tag me on twitter, tumblr or instagram if you do, I'd love to see! :)

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    2. Today, after several hours last night & several hours this morning of painting (or attempting to paint lol), I am in even more awe of this design! Even tho my brush is size 000 it still feels far too big, & it is beyond my comprehension how you got all those perfect details on your nails!! It's just pure, raw talent is all I know for sure!!!
      Maybe I will revisit this challenge at a later time when I'm more experienced. Growing up I loved painting my nails (art was not a part of it back then tho), but after getting married & having 3 kids it came to an abrupt stop & I have only been back at it for around 2yrs now...but honestly still not every day or even every week.
      I have done some 'art' in polish, but this was only my second try with acrylics, that may have contributed to my problem...not being able to predict the outcome of each brushstroke etc. Also I recently cut my nails, while they are normally very long they are very short right now, which I am sure didn't help any either. I am considering magnifying glasses or just a magnifying glass as well, it's even harder to paint small details when u can barely see those details lol.
      At any rate, I am not a sore looser & can admit defeat with grace...&...well, this design kicked my butt plain & simple lol! It was fun to try tho & a good learning experience! Once again, awesome work & I hope to one day be up to par lol ;)

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  8. This is so adorable! Your freehand art is outstanding! I just love those two little owls!

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    1. Thankyou! Me too, I definitely want to try designs like this more often I think!

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  9. D'awwww SO ADORABLE! I really love this mani! The colours and the trees are so pretty, and the owls are so cute!!

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    1. Thankyou so much! I wish I could say I thought of it myself haha

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  10. Eeeeek!

    The adorablez.

    They are overwhelming!

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  11. Oh my gosh, these are GORGEOUS!
    xoxo http://pinkapostrophe.blogspot.com

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  12. So cute! I am surprised you didnt mattify them ;)

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    1. Hahahah, me too ;) I think for once this is a design that looks better without matte (did i just say that?)

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  13. You really do some awesome nail art! Love this!

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  14. these are UNBELIEVABLY cute. i love them so much!

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  15. Great job! These are so damn cute! I think I might try it as well (maybe for Valentine's Day?)

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    1. Thankyou! Please do! Tag me on twitter, tumblr or instagram so I can see :D

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  16. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! :)

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  17. What adorable nails! I am for sure doing these for Valentines day!

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    1. Thanks! Please do, and send me a picture on twitter/tumblr/instagram so I can see!

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  18. Awww...this is so pretty. Love the design and the color combos. Its neatly done and I find it unique and classy too. Great job!

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  19. Alice, this is adorable! I'm not even a fan of owls and I really want to do this! Beautiful.

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    1. My work here is done ;) haha, thanks so much!

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  20. I love, love, love this mani! Too friggin cute.

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  21. I loved this design! :) it's really cute! I tried it and everyone loved it! http://www.tumblr.com/blog/nailska

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