Monday, October 25, 2010

Won't You Come Into My Parlor? Nails and Tutorial

I've been enjoying all of the adorable spiders that have been making their appearance on the nails of fellow bloggers. Not one to be left out I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and do my own version. While I was at it I figured I'd do a tutorial. So lets get started.

First, here are some shots of the completed mani.

Now, on with the tutorial.
On all the nails
Step 1. Apply your favorite base coat, I use OPI Ridge Filler.
Step 2. Create your base color, I used one coat of each in this order, Orly 'White Tips', Orly 'Platinum', Maybelline Salon Expert 'Rock Out', and a Quick dry top coat (I used SH Insta Dry but it was old and bubbled.)

On an accent finger
Step 3. Using black acrylic paint and a large dotting tool create the body and head of the spider. it should look like an upside down two tier snowman.

Step 4. Using the black paint (thinned with a bit of water so it flows better) and a liner brush paint in the legs and the web. Paint larger webs on two additional fingers.

Step 5. Highlight the web and spider. I used silver (Stripe Rite) for the web and NYX 'Asphalt' (a black base with tiny multi-colored glitter) for the spider

Step 6. With a detail brush and bright red acrylic paint, paint an hourglass shape in the center of the body of the spider. If you have small enough triangular jewels you could use those instead putting them point to point to create the hourglass. I used a red based glitter polish to highlight (NYX 'Dark Red Glitter').

From there it's just a matter of applying your top coat. I hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial. Have a great day and until next time, ciao!


  1. I like to see tutorials, they always give me new ideas... Thank you for sharing!! <3

  2. totally cute, thanks for the help in doing these little spiders!

  3. Ooh Love tutorials.
    But I'm a clutz, so it could easily end up as a smudge :p
    I like it a lot!! :D

  4. the spider looks awesome! great job :)

  5. Thank you everyone, I didn't think my little tutorial would get such a good response *blushing*


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