June 10, 2013

Digit-al Dozen: Coloring Outside the Lines is a Fine Art

It's that time of the month - DIGIT-AL DOZEN! And this month we're tackling BOOK WEEK as the theme. While I could have chosen to do book covers like a normal person, I decided to do different kinds of books instead! After having done a week of Harry Potter nails, and two different Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire manis, and both Jurassic Park and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo nails (most recent two books I've read, what a slacker here!) I thought this would be a fun and different spin on the theme. Check out my COLORING BOOK nails! And keep in mind that this is supposed to look like a coloring book (so please no comments like "that's it...?")





For my base I did two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (backup worthy, yikes!) and I found it painted much better for me this time by doing a single thin coat and then a second thicker coat (vs. 3 - 4 medium yet patchy coats the other times I've used it) . Then I stamped some random patterns that I thought would be cute to color in from the third set of Bundle Monster plates using Wet n Wild Wild Shine Black Creme. Then matte top coat (I used Essie's, it's so-so, but seems to chunk up on me occasionally) to mimic paper, then I colored some things in with mini Sharpies! This was so fun to do - I definitely felt some childlike wonder while coloring in my nails, and the end result is so much better than what I thought it would be!! I was worried it might be sort of messy, but everything is perfect. I'm not sure if it translates well in photos?! But I promise it was really neat in person!

Now check out the other Digit-al Dozen posts for today!

21 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic design. It's such a unique concept, I love it!

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  2. This is awesome! I love how you colored it in with Sharpies :D

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  3. I love this! I had never thought to do nail art with Sharpies!

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  4. This is SO cute!! I love it!

    Emmy x

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  5. I love your creativity with this week's theme!!

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  6. Such a fun manicure! Wow you are amazing!

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  7. This is fantastic! I love it :)

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  8. just fabulous in every possible way :) xx

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  9. Seriously? You are amazing me. This is crazy.

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  10. This looks fantastic! What a great idea!

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  11. These are just amazing! Way to think out of the box! Love it!

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  12. Um I LOVE the pinky finger! So cute.

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  13. Oh my GOODNESS!! This is a fabulous idea!! Best idea ever! :)

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  14. "That's it?" What!?! This is amazing!

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  15. I'm inspired to stamp now! Love this!

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  16. I would have never thought to use mini Sharpies in this way! So creative!

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  17. I've already expressed my un-dying love for this mani on Facebook, but I'm doing it again! It's so creative and just AWESOME!

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  18. Wow :o this is absolutely amazing!! Great job!!

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