Friday, November 5, 2010

Rocks or Rainstorms

I really like lightning storms. I don't really like thunder (because it always catches me off guard and scares the crap out me...) but I love lightning.

so I thought I would try to make some lightning storm nails!!
eh well... I am not the most artistically inclined person and it can be a little difficult to recreate certain things with nail polish... Anyhow, what I got doesn't really look like rain clouds but it did make a nice effect!

holding the super cute Jade Cat my boyfriend got for me at the Renaissance Festival  ^_^
I sponged a bunch of greys, black, and white together and then used top coat to smear it all together.
here, I was trying to be artsy and have the lightning be pretty colors...
Sally hansen in Wet Cement
Franken- Mallory
NYX in black
Sally hansen in White out
I smudged all of those with Out the Door topcoat
Sally Hansen in Blue Brisk and Lively lilac (for the lightning)
and then I mixed a bunch of greens and yellows for the "green grass" part


the final effect turned out more like a nice rock than a rainstorm but oh well :)
I kind of like the effect and so I will have to try this technique with some other colors



2 comments :

Sylvia said...

Nice nails, original idea!

Samantha said...

thank you :D

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rocks or Rainstorms

I really like lightning storms. I don't really like thunder (because it always catches me off guard and scares the crap out me...) but I love lightning.

so I thought I would try to make some lightning storm nails!!
eh well... I am not the most artistically inclined person and it can be a little difficult to recreate certain things with nail polish... Anyhow, what I got doesn't really look like rain clouds but it did make a nice effect!

holding the super cute Jade Cat my boyfriend got for me at the Renaissance Festival  ^_^
I sponged a bunch of greys, black, and white together and then used top coat to smear it all together.
here, I was trying to be artsy and have the lightning be pretty colors...
Sally hansen in Wet Cement
Franken- Mallory
NYX in black
Sally hansen in White out
I smudged all of those with Out the Door topcoat
Sally Hansen in Blue Brisk and Lively lilac (for the lightning)
and then I mixed a bunch of greens and yellows for the "green grass" part


the final effect turned out more like a nice rock than a rainstorm but oh well :)
I kind of like the effect and so I will have to try this technique with some other colors