Thursday, 6 December 2012

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You wouldn't believe how many incarnations this little chap had in my attempts to bring you Rudolph nails!

Eventually I was helped along by looking at some old Christmas cards, it's amazing how useful it can be to see how someone else has drawn something.  I mixed the inspiration up in my head with my original drawing and voila!  A cute little reindeer appeared!

Originally I was going to use red or green for the background, but then wondered if something more subtle would work.  I've never used 'un-christmassy' base colours for christmas nail art before but actually it ended up being very delicate, feminine and unusual I think.

I mixed acrylic paints and polishes for the design and so far I haven't had any issues doing that, they seem to adhere to each other well as long as you use topcoat.  Here's a list of them -

Base - Color Club 'Nomadic In Nude'
Rudolph's Face - A franken polish I made up myself
Antlers - OPI 'Stars In My Eyes'
Nose - Nails Inc 'Victoria and Albert'
Black and White FolkArt Acrylic Paints
China Glaze 'Snowglobe' glitter
Color Club Topcoat

Find out how to paint him in the video, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask :)

Arcadia   x

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