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Friday, June 11, 2010

My Patriotic Mani

Comments: Viva Mexico! Yes, I was watching the first game of the world cup while I did this. I'm rooting for three countries - Mexico, US, and Nigeria in this World Cup since all three play a part in who I am. Encouraged by this post from Polished Girl, I decided to try using acrylic paints for the art. Oh my! They're so much easier to work with than polish! I also managed to spill the cup of water I was using for this, and I would not have been a happy camper if it had been a cup of acetone!

So here it is: the flags (and striped index finger) were done with acrylic paint, striper brush, and dotting tools. I also submitted this to Polish Hoarder's design challenge for this week.


Then I finished off my thumb and right hand with nail polish striper colors.


Here's my setup - minus the spilled cup of water. Strangely enough, I was so occupied by my nails that I managed to miss the one goal by Mexico!

5 comments:

  1. That's really rather remarkably good.

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  2. I rooted for Mexico too. I rooted for them 8 years ago as well. =D Marquez is my favorite and I'm really glad he scored.

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  3. Shoot I need to do US nails for the game today. But really I just wanna do Spain nails :) Go Fabregas!!!

    Awesome nails btw! :)

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