I love this manicure! I used tape that I cut to mask off the chevron design.
The base color is Zoya “Dove” and the design is made with Sally Hansen “Pedal To The Metal” and Nicole by OPI “Sea How Far You Go.”
Here are my portraits for the week! Enjoy~
#39 watercolor and gouache
#40 watercolor and gouache
#41 mechanical pencil
#42 watercolor and gouache
#43 watercolor and gouache
#44 photoshop CS6
#45 photoshop CS6
I used that lightning nail manicure again for this week. I felt a little patriotic, so I decided to show that off with my nails.
I used Milani 3D Holographic “509 HD” for the base coat. The blue is NYC “Empire State Blue,” and the red is Sally Hansen “In The Red Creme”.
Man I totally forgot to update this on Tuesday. My schedule has been all messed up because I had to evacuate because of Hurricane Isaac! My boyfriend, my cat and I are safe, but the one road going to our apartment is flooded and the power has been out there for a few days so when we finally go home, we will be coming back home to a fridge full of bad food. But anyway, less about hurricanes, and more about portraits!
#33 CS6 (it was my birthday!)
#35 Pen and ink and white colored pencil
#37 Pen and ink, watercolor and gouache
#38 Watercolor and gouache
I stumbled upon this tutorial for super cute lightning inspired nails, and I knew I had to do them.
This is another manicure that I did a while ago, so I don’t remember what the black polish is, but I believe it was just some cheap polish anyway. The silver was Sally Hansen “Pedal To The Metal.” The grey is Zoya Polish “Kelly.”
It definitely doesn’t feel like it’s been a month already since I’ve started these daily portraits.
The top four are drawn in Photoshop CS6 and the bottom three are drawn in Corel Painter 12.
My birthday is on Thursday, so for this week I’ll be showing off my birthday manicure that I gave myself last night. I didn’t really have a plan in mind, I just kind of grabbed two random polishes and went to town.
I used Sally Hansen’s Pedal to the Metal and Milani’s Silver Dazzle. I also used Seche Vite for the top coat, which was awesome because I was able to pick up my knitting needles and work on my knitting project with practically no wait time. I love that stuff.
Hope you enjoy!
Well, it happened. I joined the ranks of the crazy people who looked at their couch and thought, “I should paint that.” I had seen a few examples of people painting their couches online, and after reading all of them, I decided I would just forgo the textile medium and just use latex paint. My reasoning was that latex paint was already very flexible, so I wouldn’t need the medium for that. Also people use the medium to heat set the fabric, but from what I know about that stuff, it’s to set the paint so it doesn’t wash out in the washing machine. And I’m not throwing my couch into the washing machine any time soon.
This whole thing happened when I went to Goodwill to look for a coffee table or dresser. So of course I found an awesome love seat and couch that I couldn’t just leave there. The only bad things about them were the grandma floral fabric and broken springs. Both easily fixable. I made sure we would be able to get them home somehow (we have a small sedan… not really fit for transporting a love seat and a couch) and then bought those suckers. Here’s a breakdown of this project:
Love seat and couch – $115
Uhaul(we need a truck…) – $55
Oops paint (grey, eggshell finish) – $5
Total – $175
Really, I only painted the love seat, so I didn’t know if I should include the couch in the prices and everything, but I did anyway. If you wanted to split up the couch cost and Uhaul cost between both couches, it would be around $90 for this love seat project. Anyway, here’s a picture of these guys at Goodwill:
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I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks of me doing these portraits. It feels like I just started yesterday! Well here are my portraits for this past week:
All of these are done in Photoshop CS6. The fifth one is actually a small animation that you need to click on to see move. Enjoy!