July 28, 2014

The Lacquer Legion: Fandom


"Spiderman, Spiderman. Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spiderman."  :)  This month's Lacquer Legion challenge is "Fandom."  The challenge is to create nails inspired by your favorite TV shows, movies, books, music, and more.  "Fandom" automatically makes me think of comic books, so I created a tutorial for my Spider-Man nails. 

These were another movie mani I did for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  I still don't quite understand why they needed to do a reboot with Andrew Garfield so soon after the Toby McGuire films, but I still love them.  I like that they focused on different story lines than the first movies. Gwen was a small character in the first set of films, and her importance to Peter Parker's life was downplayed, so I'm glad she is a main character in the new films.

But back to the main point...nails!  I kept this look really basic and bright like comic books.

Nail Polish
Polish Used:
  • Ulta - Denim Glitz
  • Wet n Wild - Red Red
  • Wet n Wild - Black Crème
Other Supplies:
  • Nail brush
  • Base and top coats

The hardest part of this mani is probably the spiders.  But as long as you space their legs out fine, it isn't that bad.  Here's how to create this look:
  1. Apply a red base coat to all the nails.
  2. For the index, middle, and pinky, use black polish and a nail brush to paint the webs.  Pick a starting point, and paint straight lines radiating out from that point.  Then paint curved lines in between for the webbing.  You can have different starting points on each nail to make the webs different.
  3. For the ring finger, paint Denim Glitz, in the center of the nail, leaving a red border (hard to see in the picture...you can also paint the whole nail blue if you don't want a border).  Using a nail brush, paint a red spider in the center.
  4. For the thumb, paint two trapezoidal shapes in blue on each side of the nail.  This is supposed to look like Spider-Man's chest area of his uniform/costume.  You can either use a nail brush, or use nail tape to tape off the sections to paint in.  Then paint a black spider in the center. 

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