Friday, December 2, 2011

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Nail Art

While rewatching Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, I was inspired to come up with some nail art.  I have to say that the graphics, effects, costuming, and colors in the film are stunning.  I absolutely love Johnny Depp as the Hatter and the Cheshire Cat's image.  I simply had to put them on nails with a favorite quote from the movie, "We're All Mad Here."

Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors Why Not-Base nail color
Kiss Nail Art Black-All outlines and letters
Sinful Colors Secret Admirer-Hatter hat
Sinful Colors Snow Me White-image bases, hare ears, Hatter hat label, Cat teeth
Sinful Colors Cloud 9-Hatter hair
Insta-Dri's Pronto Purple-Hatter hat sash
Sinful Colors San Francisco-Cat eyes
China Glaze's Recycle-Mouse color
Petite's French Pink-Mouse inner ear
Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby-Queen's lips
Sephora by OPI's Sparktacular Top Coat-dabbed in and around design

I wish I could give detailed instructions on how to do these nails but really, it was all freehand.  Just have an idea about what shape you want and keep a steady hand.  A tiny nail art brush also helps tremendously.   The main tip I offer is to use white as a base color for images, even on lighter colors so your polish colors show true.  I did an outline of the mouse ears in white first and then applied the grey and pink polishes.  Had I not, the mouse ears would not have shown up as well.   Anyway, I love how these turned out and plan to do some more nail art in the future involving those Cheshire Cat features.  We ARE all mad here...about nail art and polishes!

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