January 17, 2015

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Ursula Little Mermaid Nail Art

"Poor unfortunate souls.  In pain, in need."  Ursula is based on the "sea witch" character in Hans Christian Andersen's story The Little Mermaid.  In the Disney version, she's a purple skinned, octopus bodied, sorceress.  This is the TENTH look in my Disney series!  I'm glad it's a good one and turned out nicely.

The polish, Diva of the Deep (pictured fourth), is part of the Wickedly Beautiful set by Beautifully Disney.

Beautifully Disney Nail Polish

I went back to acrylic paint for this look because I just bought a new brush for extreme detailing!  It is amazing!  It is actually for painting miniatures, and I never thought of looking for those types of brushes until I saw someone else use them for nail art on Instagram.  I can finally get really thin lines, and I can't wait to try more looks.

Nail Polish
Polish Use:
  • Beautifully Disney Wickedly Beautiful - Diva of the Deep
  • Base and top coats
Other Supplies:
  • Acrylic paints - white, black, purple, blue, and red
  • Nail art brushes

I'm having a lot of fun with these villain nails.  It speaks to my dark side I suppose.  To create this look:
  1. Apply a purple base color with Diva of the Deep.
    Purple Base Color
  2. Using acrylic paint and a nail art brush, paint Ursula's face on the middle finger.
    • Use light purple to block out the entire area of her face.
    • Use a darker purple to shadow her eye areas under her eyebrows.
    • Paint her hair white. (If your paint is getting bumpy, add a clear top coat to smooth things out before continuing).
    • Paint her blue eyeshadow.
    • Add white for her eye balls.
      Ursula Nail Art How To
  3. Use a really thin nail art brush, like the extreme detailing brush, for the finer details of Ursula's face.
    • Add the lining to her face in purple - defining her nose, smile lines, more eye detailing, hair lining, and ear and earring.
    • Paint red lips.
    • Add white teeth.
    • Add a REALLY thin red line to separate the upper and lower teeth.  Then do all the black lining - eyebrows, eyelashes, pupils, and a mole next to her mouth.  Add a purple line under her mouth for the crease in her chin.

You can add embellishments to the other nails, or leave them plain like I did.  I wanted Ursula to really stand out, so I kept it simple.
Ursual Little Mermaid Nails

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