Monday, October 8, 2012

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Ghosts "This is Halloween Nail Art Challenge"

The theme for today in the Halloween Nail Art Challenge is Ghosts, and I've had a real hard time coming up with something I like.

I originally did Pacman ghosts but I really wasn't happy with them, and I've since seen many more from this challenge that were way better than mine. I was then looking through google images to see if I could get some ghostly inspiration, but all that popped up were black nails with white ghosts.  I love black nails with white ghosts, but I wanted to try something a little more unique.

Then I found a great image which had floating ghosts in a blue background and I knew it would be perfect for some temporary tattoo nail art.

I used a base of Layla Mercury Twilight and put the tattoos over the top, then filed the loose edges off.  Topped with a coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in and make it shiny.

What I loved most about these is that indoors when you look at them closely, you can see the little ghosts, but in sunlight when the holo flare shines through, it looks more like a blue holo water marble.  I also love that it doesn't look weirdly halloween, but more of abstract swirls.








I promise I wont cheat and use temporary tattoo paper for the next theme, I'll do something freehand.

27 comments:

  1. i thought you water marbled this and was sooooo damn amazed! :O
    but then i read on and realised that you used tattoo paper, and it still looks amazing! would love to try using tattoo paper one day- you come up with the prettiest designs! :)

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  2. This turned out so awesome! Love it in the sun. Did you just have ghostie tattoos lying around, or did you go out tattoo shopping? :D

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    1. Thank Shannon, I actually make the tattoos using temporary tattoo paper purchased off ebay. So you can create any design you want.

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  3. This looks awesome! I've never heard of using temporary tattoo paper, but now I may have to try it.

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  4. Tattoo or no tattoo, this looks amazing!!! It's the creativity that counts :)

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  5. Wow i see real ghost in your nails so awesome

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  6. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I love it!

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  7. OMG! This is absolutly perfect!!!

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  8. They look amazing! I haven't heard of using tattoo paper before, is there a tutorial?

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  9. This is awesome. I also thought this was some sort of crazy marbling until I read your post. Great job.

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  10. These look awesome! I thought it was water marbling at first. :)

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  11. very cute! the ghosts are really awesome. Love this manicure :)

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  12. That is not cheating, it is genius!

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  13. Wow, that's amazing! I totally thought it was a water marble at first!

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  14. I'm with everyone else, it looks like a water marble at first glance. It's still AMAZING, though, and definitely a unique take on 'ghosts' for a nail art theme. Thanks!

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