Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nail-Aween Challenge Day 6: "Frankenstein"

I've been wanting to do THESE patchwork nails by Kayla Shevonne for a looong time.  And the stitches totally reminded me of Frankenstein, so this was the perfect opportunity to finally try this out!

I started with 3 Halloween-y colors:  
Finger Paints "Beach Bound" (which makes NO sense to me), Sinful Colors "Big Daddy" (again with the nonsense), and NOPI "One Time Lime".  See that sticker announcing the "Perfect Stroke Brush"?  That's a horrible lie.  The brush is super-thick and is cut at a weird rounded angle.  No bueno, and one of the main reasons I shy away from any OPI-type polish.

OK, so I copied Kayla's patchwork template, and alternated it with its mirror image on each nail:

The perfectionist in me wants to pick this apart, but overall, I think it's a pretty cool effect.  I can certainly say that I am NEVER going to do a full patchwork mani like this again!  This was so time-consuming and nerve-wracking!  However, I will definitely do patchwork on accent nails, and I think practice will definitely make it better!  I am in awe of Kayla's mad skills, because her patchwork nails look fantastic!!  

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