I stumbled upon this image by Czech artist Kateřina Stříbrn who goes by the name zwachnicka on deviantart.com and really liked it.
Last time I painted Mona Lisa on nails it took me hours and we both ended up cross-eyed and frowning. So I cheated and made a decal on water slide paper that you can photocopy onto. I bought the paper on Ebay, you can get either laser or inkjet paper for whichever printer you have.
I did however paint the other three nails and a added a few touches to the nail she is on. I wanted a dark Gothic-ish landscape and based it on the background of the original painting by Leonardo, just using a limited colour range of black, Color Club “Southwest Sunset” and Ulta 3 “Burnt Orange” and sealed it all with China Glaze “Fast Forward” quick dry top coat.
Isn’t she lovely? Thanks for looking, I’ll be back in a few days, all these Halloween manis have worn me out! Oh and Happy Halloween to all the people in the States!
I have since made a tutorial on how to paint the background landscape on the other three nails …… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjxAnJcWLc