The challenge for BHBSpooktober tomorrow is Horror Movie Characters. I had the day off, so I got to it a day early. I had some amazing ideas floating around in my head, but nothing was working out for me. I am just really not meant to freehand art (unless it is supposed to be a poorly drawn straight line). So, I turned to movies that scare me. Here’s what I came up with:
That’s right, The Wizard of Oz. Dorthy drops a freaking house on a woman. And the tornado…that thing haunts my nightmares to this day. And, don’t even get me started about Return to Oz…that shit was super freaky…wheelies and talking chickens and headless women. That’s some screwed up stuff right there. So, while Wizard of Oz is not a horror movie, it is still a movie that scared me as a child. And, while I can appreciate it now and have a deep affection for the colorful munchkins and beautiful city of Oz, I still look twice at scarecrows.
Here’s what I used today:
From left to right: Essie Grow Stronger, HK Girl, OPI Matte Top Coat, Mundo de Unas Red, Moyou London’s Halloween plate, piCture pOlish Bridget, Konad black, Zoya Kelly, and Zoya Dove.
I started with Grow Stronger, then one coat of Dove:
No top coat here.
I then used a wet make-up sponge dotted with Dove and Kelly and dabbed each nail. I kept the sponge wet and reapplied the polish as needed. I wasn’t super particular about it, since I was just going for a mottled gray look, which turned out like this:
Again, no top coat. I really like how they looked. They would be an amazing base for any number of designs, so I’m definitely tucking this back into the archives for use again in the future.
Once the sponging was dry, I went in and stamped the witch. I dabbed MdU red on the shoes of the stamp, and black on the rest. I applied the stamp to my ring finger.
You’ll notice above that my index finger was gray. After I stamped, I decided I wanted a ruby slipper on my ring finger, which is when I busted out Bridget. That color is so gorgeous. It has amazing depth and reminds me of Dorothy’s ruby slippers (which is exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered it!) So, on that went! Then everything was top coated with HK Girl. And, being me, I was unable to leave well enough along, so matted the non-art nails.
I really like how these came out. They are simple, but to the point. Maybe not a traditional horror point, but frightening enough that hubs can guest blog tomorrow with tips on how to extract a wife from underneath the bed after tornado nightmares!
Anywho, stick around and see what I come up with next. You never know…there could be a giveaway around the corner!
Thanks for stopping by!