Saturday, May 14, 2011
Bullet Hole Manicure (Dick Tracy?)
Someone told me this manicure reminded them of Dick Tracy. YEAH! Now that's all I think about whenever I look at it! It really does have a comic book edge to it. Gotta love that insanely bright yellow.
I saw the explodey stars image on BM 202 and instantly thought of bullet holes. And then I went straight to the shot up yield signs on the gravel roads where we used to live.
I started with 3 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in an unnamed yellow.
I wanted to shadow the silver bullet hole tears, so I stamped the image first with Claire's Black Hole, then went over top with Sally Hansen Chrome Sizzlin' Gold, trying to get it almost right on top of the black. I though it would be cool because the shadow would be the happy result of it NOT totally matching. You can see where I got a little too far off the mark on my middle and index fingers. Oh well it still has the right effect! I then used my dotting tools with more Claire's Black Hole to make the black holes! I went in where the stamps were really disparate with a bit of silver on my dotting tool to break up the black a little. :P
Seche Vite and presto!
A good friend of mine exclaimed: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang!" and now I absolutely HAVE to try this manicure with red and blue on a white backdrop and use the kissy lips from the original set! So excited.
Does anyone know if an image plate with a gun silhouette exists? I'm going to hunt for one online now. :)
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