Day 24: Inspired by a Book
Today's challenge is probably my favorite thing that I've done so far. It wasn't hard to pick what I was going to do; I looked over my bookshelf and instantly knew which book would lend itself to greatness: Alice in Wonderland.
I adore this book. It's just so quirky and weird and I love it. I was a little disappointed in the Tim Burton movie. I really wanted it to be amazing, and the graphics and creepiness were definitely spot on but there wasn't a lot of connection with the characters. Oh well. Anyway, this is what I did:
I'll take you through it step-by-step
This is my left hand. From thumb to pinky: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Away, American Apparel African Violet, OPI Mermaid's Tears, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White, Wet n Wild Black Creme
And my right hand, which is all Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White
(I did all of this using a small paintbrush)
The thumb was inspired by the hookah-smoking caterpillar.
I started with the mushroom stem in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White
Then I gave it a cap with OPI Cajun Shrimp
I added some polka dots with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White
And I made the caterpillar with Zoya Yara
The index finger was a teacup, in honor of the mad tea party.
I drew the outline of the teacup in Sally Hansen Whirlwind White
I filled in the cup with American Apparel Peacock and the dish with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Away
Buuut I decided Peacock was too dark so I did OPI Mermaid's Tears instead
My middle finger was inspired by the Eat Me cookies that Alice encounters.
I couldn't find an old-fashioned drawing of the cookies, so I found a drink me picture instead.
I made little blobby circles with Zoya Minka
Then I wrote Eat Me with a black, fine-tipped Sharpie
Apparently I forgot to take a picture after I dotted the cookies, but I used Wet n Wild Black Creme for that.
My ring finger features a pocket watch, because of the white rabbit who was late for a very important date.
I did the outline and chain of the watch with Milani Gold Lamé
And I did the black details with my trusty fine-tipped Sharpie
And then my pinky, which was of course inspired by the disappearing Cheshire cat.
I did his mouth and eyes in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White
And then added in the black parts with Wet n Wild Black Creme
So that was my right hand. On my left hand, I did all the card suits because of the playing cards who tend to the Red Queen's garden.
I just did these the best I could using OPI Cajun Shrimp and Wet n Wild Black Creme. Sorry for the pre-cleanup pic.
Aaand here they are again! This was after a day of wear, sorry!
As you can see, I added gold dots around the rim of the teacup and for some reason the Sharpie faded to blue.
So there you have it! I am very happy with how this turned out and yes, I actually wore this in public. I wasn't going to waste this on myself! It got tons of compliments. I think I'm finally getting handy with some nail art!
Do you guys like this as much as I do?