14 Apr 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does Texture - Day 1

Hello everyone! I am so excited (and not just a little bit nervous) to bring you today's post as it is my first with The Digit-al Dozen

I was thrilled to be invited to join this group of talented nail artists, but I was so nervous when I saw that the first theme was Texture! In fairness though, it could've been "Animal Print Abstracts and Neons" (there's my comfort zone!) and I would've been just as nervous, so here goes!!!

Starting with a confession - I'm a gamer. I love my Xbox. While thinking about this theme I've been playing Fallout 3 which features Rivet City (pictured at the end of the post) as part of the post apocalyptic landscape. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to try and recreate the rusty metal texture of the city wall (please note the use of the past tense - "thought" it was a good idea...).



I started with a base of Nail Essentials Silver Shimmer and then added in some guidelines for the panels with Ciate Vintage. I sponged along those lines with LA Colors Fiery Orange and Jessica Electric Teal to create the rusted effect and then redefined the lines with a little more Ciate Vintage. I dotted the rivets and screws with Silver Shimmer and Vintage and then sponged around a little more "rust" before finishing with OPI Matte Top Coat.





Finally, here's a picture of Rivet City:


 So, there's my first post for The Digital Dozen! I know its not exactly pretty nail art, but once I'd had the idea, I had to see it through and I'm actually pretty pleased with the results! 

I have four more Texture themed manis to show you this week, some a little more traditional than others ;) You can see all of today's other fabulous DD Texture manis by following the links below and I'll be back with another one for you tomorrow :)

Sam xx


36 comments:

  1. These look so cool!! You did a great job on recreating the metal! And congrats on joining the Digit-al Dozen (:

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    1. Thanks Marisa! Exciting times! :)

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  2. welcome :) i love the rust effect xx

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  3. Again, congratulations on joining the DD! You're so incredibly talented and you're a natural fit for the group! Secondly, even though I already commented on FB, I. Just. Cannot. with these nails! I love them so much! These would be perfect for Halloween or cosplay... I can see robots and steampunks and spaceships and good grief woman you nailed it! Or, did you rivet it? Can I be the first to say these are riveting? Shall I call you Rosie? Okay, I'll stop. But f'real, GREAT job!

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    1. Rosie it is! Funnily enough that was my nickname on MySpace back in the day - "Rosie Rabbit" lol! Thanks for all your support - you're a superstar!!! :)

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  4. OMG, how creative! Great job <3

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  5. SO SO SO MUCH AWESOME. Just added you to my blogroll! I don't want to miss any more of your art!

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  6. These are freaking awesomely amazing.

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  7. Congrats on joining the Digital Dozen! And I love these, it's very steampunky!

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    1. Thanks Brethil! Definitely going to keep these in mind for Halloween (Stempunk all the way!) :)

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  8. this is quite possibly the coolest manicure i've ever seen. no joke!

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  9. Wow...these are awesome! You did a great job...and I laughed because "animal print abstracts and neons" is my comfort zone too :) WELCOME TO THE DD!

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    1. Thank you Emily! I'm guessing that those themes have all been and gone so I'm going to have to try and stretch the upcoming themes as much as possible to incorporate them lol! :)

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  10. Welcome to the group! Awesome first mani; very creative!

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    1. Thank you! SO excited to be part of it all! :)

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  11. These are so cool, very innovative!

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  12. I am totally blown away! For your first DD mani, this sets the bar super high for you (just so you know), haha! Welcome to the family :)

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    1. Thanks Heather! I was so nervous for the first one (although I'm not feeling a lot less nervous now lol!) :)

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  13. I freakin' love these! Let me pick my jaw up off the floor! Just stunning! I love steampunk so these are brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Kirsten! I'm going to try and recreate them for a party at the end of the year with a steampunk theme, but bet I'm not going to be able to do them like this again lol!

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  14. I've been meaning to say so, but congrats on DD <3

    This manicure is GENIUS. I love it and, yeah, it's not "pretty" in a traditional sense, but it's absolutely amazing. I'm not kidding when I say it's one of the best - and most unique- manicures that I've seen lately. It has an almost steampunk-ish vibe to it <3

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    1. So happy to be part of the DD, and thanks so much - I love this kind of comment! :D <3

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  15. This is so SO amazing!! I love all the textures you were able to create with polish, simply brain-boggling. And welcome! So excited to have you in our group Sam <3

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    1. Thanks Emma! Both for the kind words about the mani and for the welcome!!! :)

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