Sunday, November 15, 2015

31DC2013 Day 15: Delicate Glistening Spiderwebs

Every year, when I get to delicate print, the questions is "How do I want to interpret it this time?" Last year, I took something delicate and made a print out of it. This year, I opted to do something similar, though spiderwebs kind of make a print on their own without any help!

I had this vision of a spiderweb, lit up in the dark, glistening with raindrops. I started with the dark first. Using a makeup sponge, I created a gradient of OPI Incognito in Sausalito and China Glaze Man Hunt. The effect was more subtle than I anticipated, but that was just fine since I didn't want to distract from the webs too much anyway.

Then using a small nail art brush and Essie Blanc, I freehanded on the webs. I've done spiderweb nail art in the past where each nail has its own web, but this time I wanted to try to make it look like just one, stretched over all of my nails.

The final step was adding the "glistening" effect. I painted China Glaze Glistening Snow over the white outlines, and then hand placed some pieces of Finger Paints Santa's Magic to look like larger droplets.

I painted a little white spider on my thumb -- he's the resident of the web (duh).

I'm happy with my linework on this. They are some of the thinnest lines I've been able to do! I will still keep practicing though, as I would like to get to the point where my painted lines look like they were drawn on with pen. :)

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