Saturday, December 24, 2011

Snowy the Snowman

Can you believe it,  Christmas Eve!  It seems just days ago it was only Thanksgiving.  
So, what happens when you mix some hand painting with your nail stickers?  Pretty darn adorable nails if I do say so myself.
I found these super cute nail stickers at my salon supply store.  They were the most popular of three different styles, how do I know?  This was the last one left while there were scads of the others.
I started with my base coat of Cold Metal from the Color Club Foiled Collection, then I painted all but my ring finger with two coats of Color Club Jingle Jangle, a clear based glitter that shifts tones depending on the light.  In some light it's pinkish lavender and greenish blue, in others the blue is darker and icy while the lavender deepens to purple.  And can I just say that for a glitter, application was a breeze and the finish was surprisingly smooth.

I took some acrylic paints and painted the background for Snowy by hand to create some depth and dimension.  He needed some snow drifts, and of course a snow storm.  I let that dry completely then applied one coat of a regular top coat because I have found that nail stickers doesn't like to stick to acrylic paint very well and will lift.
I finished up by sticking Snowy on the nail, he looked so happy in his new home!  Every nail then got two thick coats of Seche Vite to smooth things out and give lots of shine.  I love how this turned out.  I'm going to try more paint/sticker combinations.  


  1. Aw this is such a pretty manicure! I love the snowman sticker :-)

  2. That is Totally adorable! I love snowmen! Merry (late) Christmas!

  3. So cute! I love how you did the background!

  4. 'love the base color and those stickers look really gorgeous!

  5. Sorry to take so long to respond, I've been taking a break for a bit. Thank you everyone that commented, I really do appreciate it.


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