Something strange has happened…it feels weird not to be painting nails! I thought the challenge would leave me never wanting to paint nails again, but the opposite has happened! While thinking of ideas for black and white day, I remembered the kids joke, “What is black and white and red all over?” A newspaper! We mostly think of newsprint as being black letters on white paper, so I mixed it up a bit.
At first I wanted to stamp red splatter over the words, but that didn’t work. So I just added some red with A England “Rose Bower” and some studs. The newsprint is stamped with Messy Mansion plate MM24.
Inspired by the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I made a decal (using printable waterslide decal paper) from this artwork by Sara Bowerstock. You can see more of her work in her Etsy shop, Point Blank Design.
I added to Frankenstein’s head with green and yellow nail polish, to make the design fit the whole nail. The other three nails are painted with OPI “My Vampire Is Buff”, over that I smeared some greyish brown polish to look like old book pages. Then I stamped with Messy Mansion plate MM24. I finished with OPI matte top coat, because you just can’t have shiny book pages! I love the matte look, it even feels like paper! Since making this decal, I have found this image on a stamping plate, it is Sugar Bubbles SB010.
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