Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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31DC2014: Inspired by a book: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

What's the last book you read?  I'm not much of a book reader - not enough time left it the day for it for me.  So it comes as no surprise to me that the last book I read was something I read to the kids. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back to be exact.

Just so it's clear, I don't much fancy myself as much of a free hand nail artist.  That's why I love using stamping and decals, unfortunately there wasn't any full sized stamps or decals that matched in with my theme (well except for the Cat's hat), so free hand it was!

I used the Cat's Hat image from MJ XIII plate from My Online Shop and coloured it in for some advanced stamping. I then free handed the Cat's face in under the hat.  I'm pretty happy with how his face turned out, especially when looking from a distance.  Up close you can see that my lines are rather thick - I really need to buy an ultra fine nail art brush (anyone got any recs?)







 
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  2. Yay! Dr. Seuss! They were some of my favourite books as a kid.

    As for brushes I recommend looking at miniature or detail brushes. Fine detail sizes 000, 00 to 0 are more of what you want. Brands like Winsor and Newton make good ones but can be expensive as hell (even when I use them for art) but you can get slightly cheaper brands that last. Maybe go to an Eckersley's or other quality art shop if you want to see the size.

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  3. Yay, I love this! Last year I did Fox In Socks :D So I always appreciate a good Seuss nail

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  4. This one looks really good :-)

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  5. I think these are really cute, especially because I love Dr. Seuss so much :)

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  6. I think the rough lines add to it for this particular book.

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